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Visit to Beamish Museum


West Farm Care Centre residents enjoyed a memorable outing to Beamish Museum recently and enjoyed visiting the past and exploring local history in detail. A day at Beamish is a wonderful activity for our residents as it recreates what life was like in the North East during an era that they grew up in, bringing back fond memories.

The residents loved the whole day, engaging in lots of conversation, and reminiscing about their childhoods whilst looking at vintage household items, photographs, and traditional crafts. The warmth of a real coal fire, the texture of aged paper, and the familiar objects from bygone days sparked memories and stories, bringing shared laughter and reflection.

Our manager at West Farm, Zahra Karimi, said: “Visits to places like Beamish open doors to our residents’ pasts, bringing into their present lives stories and memories that are precious to them. It’s a joyous form of time travel that fosters a sense of connection to the past and to each other and enriches their sense of self and community. We had an amazing day.”

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  • "I am very pleased with how my mother has settled in and generally how supportive and caring the staff are. This has given us peace of mind knowing that she is safe & well looked after. Thank you."

  • "Our mum has been a resident at Cramlington House for over a year and we have nothing but praise for the friendly, approachable staff and management. We always feel like part of an extended family and when we visit nothing is too much bother. We are completely happy with the standard of care, support and understanding we all receive as a family."

  • "From the first day, I knew it was the place for my mum. Clean, friendly staff, lovely environment! My mum would not get the opportunity to do the activities she is experiencing if she was not in Cramlington House. It is home from home and we can visit anytime. I can't say enough of how great Cramlington House is. "

  • "This is an absolutely superb care facility. The staff say that this is the home of the residents, in which they work - and they evidence that philosophy every day. In the last months of our mother's long life, we took comfort form the fact that she was safe and secure, being well-fed and looked after. The entire care team are brilliant. "

  • "All the staff at West Farm have provided such wonderful care, compassion and support to my auntie. We both feel incredibly lucky to have found West Farm, it’s been the perfect home for my auntie. I can honestly say, hand on heart, every aspect of the care provided by each member of staff at West Farm has been outstanding."