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Welcome to Briardene

Newbiggin Lane,
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To the west of Newcastle upon Tyne and with access to excellent transport links, Briardene is located in the village of Westerhope, and specialises in nursing, dementia and respite care. Rooms are modern and bright, with all facilities and amenities to ensure homely comforts, and we encourage residents to personalise their own space so they can feel at home. There are sixty bedrooms throughout the spacious home, which also benefits from large and airy communal spaces and beautiful gardens.

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Daily Life

We aim to make life at Briardene as enriching as possible. Our team of qualified nursing staff and carers are trained to the highest standards where we aim to provide a warm and inviting environment in which to relax and enjoy a healthy and enriching lifestyle. We are located to the west of Newcastle upon Tyne, with 59 large and airy, stylishly decorated and refurbished bedrooms which we encourage residents to personalise to make their own. We also have a varied range of excellent communal spaces having benefit from a comprehensive refurbishment.



We recognise that mealtimes are a focal part of anyones day. Nutritional well-being is vital to maintaining a healthy mind and body. Our regularly reviewed menus with resident input, provide a well-balanced nutritious choice of food which also caters for people who require special diets. There is also an alternative menu available just in case people would like a change. Drinks, snacks and nibbles including fruit are available through the day and the night. We welcome residents who like to bake, cook or help themselves whenever they would like. We can also cater for parties and celebrations for residents, and their families and friends.

" My Mam has lived at Briardene for over 8 years. She is very happy. The staff and manager are all lovely, caring and have become valued friends, not only to her but also all the family. She is treated like a queen and loves it! The food is good and you can always ask for something else if you don't like the choices that day. Our activities are well run, and we now have a new gardener - what a difference, rain or sahine it's beautiful. Briardene has given me my Mam back to me as she used to be 20 years ago. Thank you to all! "

Hazel J (Daughter of Resident)

" My sister became a resident of Briardene Care Home in January 2019. She needs full-time care because of her medical situation and dementia. I have found she gets wonderful care and is treated with dignity which is important. I have nothing but admiration for the whole staff. (Wonderful). "

Barbara G (Sister of Resident)

" My dad was only in Brierdene for nine weeks where all the care staff and the nursing staff were absolutely fantastic my dad could not of had better care. The nurse and a Care assistant even attended my dad’s funeral which my mam very much appreciated. I will be forever grateful to all the staff who were genuinely upset when my dad died. Can not praise his care enough, many thanks to all the staff. "

Jenette W (Daughter of Resident)


Kim Chambers

We are delighted to introduce Kim Chambers as Home Manager at Briardene. Kim has been an integral part of the Mariposa Care team for a number of years, most recently in her role as Regional Manager – which she has chosen to step away from in order to commit herself full time to Briardene. Kim is an exceptional manager and we are confident the home will excel under her leadership.

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