Work under way on new £4m Hartlepool care development which will create 100 jobs

Careline Lifestyles' John Buchanan and David Stockdale with Coun Rob Cook and Coun Stephen Thomas.
Careline Lifestyles' John Buchanan and David Stockdale with Coun Rob Cook and Coun Stephen Thomas.

Work on a £4m new care development which will provide 100 jobs is well under way.

Hartlepool residents are being invited to help name a new specialist residential nursing centre in Jones Road in the town, planned to open this summer following a £4m investment by North East-based Careline Lifestyles.

This is an incredibly impressive new resource

Coun Stephen Thomas

Local councillors have welcomed the investment by Careline, which is expected to creates 100 jobs and will support up to 46 people with acquired brain injuries, neurological conditions, mental health needs, complex learning and physical disabilities.

Coun Stephen Thomas, who recently visited the site along with colleague Coun Rob Cook, said: “This is an incredibly impressive new resource for the people of Hartlepool, providing a much needed specialist care service and we welcome Careline Lifestyles to our community. We’re also pleased that local people are being given a chance to name the facility, which gives them a real stake in its future, and whoever suggests the chosen name will win an iPad.”

With a range of facilities including hydrotherapy pool, creative suite, training kitchen and sensory rooms, the centre will provide a mixture of en-suite bedrooms, apartments and one and two bed bungalows, allowing it to meet the diverse needs of patients.

Careline Lifestyles provides a unique service to clients, offering positive behaviour support that is delivered and managed through the company’s in-house behavioural team. The Jones Road development, designed by Newcastle-based Space Group, is the latest addition to the company’s portfolio of 10 specialist care facilities across the North East.

Rahul Sharma, chief executive of Careline Lifestyles, said: “We are a business rooted in the communities we operate and we’re keen for local people to help ensure the new home quickly becomes a part of the local community, which is why we want local people to name the facility. I would also encourage people to check out local job opportunities as we’re currently recruiting for staff.”

The management of the facility will be overseen by a clinical lead and consultant psychiatrist, and staffed by a multi-disciplinary team of nurses occupational therapists, behavioural analysts, physiotherapists and specially trained support workers. Local people with ideas for a name can send their suggestions to, along with their name and contact number.