Calvert Trust Kielder

Kielder Water & Forest Park, Hexham NE48 1BS

Calvert Trust Kielder provides respite breaks within a holiday environment, do as much or as little as you choose to get the break you want. The centre is located in the Kielder Water & Forest Park in Northumberland, where red squirrels, roe deer, ospreys and other wildlife can be seen in their natural environment. Accessible transport is available from around the local area, including local train stations to help make access easier.

Teams of fully qualified carers and activity staff support and encourage guests to take part in adventurous activities such as sailing, climbing, archery and buggy rides. Indoor facilities include a hydrotherapy pool, sauna, sensory room, bar, dining room, games room and lounge areas with WiFi and guest computers. Trips to local visitors centres, shopping centres and other points of interest are available. Aromatherapy is available at an extra charge.

The accommodation provision is made up of specialist en-suite bedrooms, doubles and twin rooms are also available for those who choose to bring a friend/partner. A range of specialist equipment such as hoists, profiling beds and pressure relief mattresses are available, ask about availability at the point of booking.

Wholesome, home-cooked food is provided by a team of chefs, who can cater for all dietary requirements.

Staff at Calvert Trust Kielder believe “It’s what you CAN do that counts”.

Owner: Calvert Trust Kielder

Person in charge: Peter Cockerill (CEO)

Local Authority / Social Services: Northumberland County Council (click for contact details)

Type of Service: Care Home only (Residential Care) – Voluntary / Not for Profit Owned , Registered for a maximum of 20 Service Users

Registered Care Categories*: Learning Disability • Old Age • Physical Disability • Sensory Impairment • Younger Adults

Specialist Care Categories: Asperger Syndrome • Autism/ASD • Cerebral Palsy • Down Syndrome • Epilepsy • Head/Brain Injury • Multiple Sclerosis • Parkinson's Disease • Speech Impairment • Spina Bifida & Hydrocephalus • Stroke • Visual Impairment

Admission Information: Ages 18+.

Single Rooms: 20

Rooms with ensuite WC: 20

Weekly Charges Guide: Personal Care Single £750 – £1500 (These prices are only a guideline, please contact Calvert Trust Kielder to find out the exact price for your requirements.)

Prices depend on the time of year and chosen package. A full range of indoor and outdoor activities including swimming, golf buggy rides, archery, climbing, high ropes, laser clay shooting, canoeing and sailing are available.
Trips to local visitor attractions entry fees are extra. Aromatherapy can be pre-booked for an additional fee.

Facilities & Services: Respite Care • Smoking not permitted • Minibus or other transport • Wheelchair access • Ground Floor Accommodation only • Gardens for residents • Bar/Cafe on premises • Television point in own room • Residents Internet Access


From the South and East of England
•Head for Newcastle upon Tyne and follow the A1 till you see signs for Hexham A69
•Follow the A69 past Hexham until a turning on the right of the dual carriageway signs towards Acomb and Chollerford A6079.
•Follow the road through Acomb village, Wall village and through to Chollerford at which point brown tourist information signs start signalling the way to ‘Kielder Water and Kielder Forest’.
•Continue into Kielder Water & Forest Park passing Tower Knowe Information Centre on the right. Calvert Trust is only 3.5 miles further on the left.

From the West of England and South of Scotland
•Leave the M6 at Junction 44 Carlisle and follow the A7 through Longtown.
•On approaching the next village of Canonbie there are brown tourist information signs marking the route through to Kielder. This route takes you through many country roads and is approximately one hour in journey time from Carlisle.
•Eventually you will come to Kielder village. Do not turn into the village but keep going past.
Calvert Trust is 6 miles past Kielder Village on the right hand side of the road.


Visitors are welcome to book to look around facilities to see what is available to use.


Parking and disabled parking bays are available.

Latest Care Quality Commission* Report on Calvert Trust Kielder: click here

* Care Quality Commission is responsible for the registration and inspection of social care services in England.


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posted 12 May 2018

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