News

  • An Ordinary Extraordinary Living Well Meeting December 13, 2017 -   What is a Living Well meeting? you may ask ...... Every month, a representative from each care service as well as the front of house, admin, gardening and maintenance teams
  • Middleton Gardens Kicks off the Party Season November 29, 2017 -   Middleton Gardens is the first of the four care services to host it's Christmas party. Invited relatives and friends joined residents for the annual event. Spirits were high and
  • Christmas Fair Welcomes Santa to Middleton Hall November 19, 2017 - The day dawned clear and bright for an energetic start to the Middleton Hall Christmas Fair. Stallholders bustled around setting up their displays, and the kitchen team put the finishing
  • Channel 4 Discussions … November 8, 2017 -   You may have seen the recent documentary 'Old People's Home for 4 Year Olds'. Broadcast on Channel 4 in July 2017, the two-part series followed a group of nursery school
  • A visit from Kirkleatham Owl Centre October 17, 2017 - Residents were delighted to welcome new friends from Kirkleatham Owl Centre. The visit was the latest in the programme of Wildlife and Gardening Events. Snakes, owls, a bearded dragon, and
  • ANDREA SUTCLIFFE VISITS MIDDLETON HALL October 13, 2017 - As CQC Chief Inspector of Adult Social Care, Andrea Sutcliffe has a very busy and challenging schedule. We were thrilled that she found time to visit Middleton Hall to see
  • PHOTOGRAPHY GROUP SEEKS NEW CHALLENGE October 13, 2017 - Not content with its impressive rate of projects accomplished over the last few years, the photography group has set itself a new challenge. Or rather it wants the residents to
  • St George’s Medical Practice Opens its Doors in Middleton Hall Grounds September 20, 2017 - On Monday 18th September, St George's Medical Practice opened for the first time in its new home in the Middleton Hall estate. The general practice, formerly Felix House Surgery, found itself
  • Celebrating with an Anniversary Luncheon September 15, 2017 - It was clear that with the 10 year anniversary of Middleton Woods and the recent completion of The Waterside, there really was something to celebrate! More than 80 residents attended the anniversary luncheon and a
  • Northumbria in Bloom GOLD Award for the 7th Year Running! September 15, 2017 - Our fabulous estates team is celebrating after winning a Northumbria in Bloom GOLD Award for the seventh year in a row. Middleton Hall achieved a gold medal in the Best
  • Following the Yellow Brick Road on Fun Day August 24, 2017 -  ‘Welcome to the Emerald City’ was the dramatic theme for this year’s Fun Day. Residents and staff spent many happy hours together making the extravagant decorations and costumes for the
  • A Great Sing Challenge March 31, 2017 - The SING! Challenge ..... What a fantastic afternoon! Enjoyed by so many, from those aged 10 to 101! And everyone in between. All over the UK, in conjunction with Comic
  • And They’re Off … A Great Race Night Raises Money For Mayors Charities March 20, 2017 - Residents and friends gathered for a hugely enjoyable Race Night. Not only did we raise the roof with cheering our horses on but we raised money for the Mayor's charities
  • Finalist at the Skills for Care Accolade Awards March 16, 2017 - What an honour to be one of only four finalists in the Skills for Care Accolades Awards! Middleton Hall was shortlisted in the category of Best Employer (51-249 employees) and we travelled
  • Outstanding Recognition from the CQC March 10, 2017 - Middleton Hall is proud to announce that we have been rated as outstanding following an unannounced 3 day inspection by the CQC in January this year. Under CQC’s programme of inspections,
  • Exciting Finds at Metal Detecting Workshop March 7, 2017 - A resident struck …. not gold, but copper at the recent Estates workshop. The group was using a metal detector to explore the Middleton Hall grounds in an entirely new way.
  • A Flipping Good Pancake Race February 28, 2017 -     Residents and staff were up for a bit of fun on Shrove Tuesday this year. A Pancake Race! And why not? Various heats were held, with a certificate and
  • Venice Comes to Middleton Hall February 23, 2017 - We were in Carnival spirits for a Venetian inspired coffee morning. Creativity knew no bounds as, before the date, residents in each corner of Middleton Hall decorated masks with true flair. The
  • Oh what a night! January 24, 2017 - 2016 was a fantastic year at Middleton Hall, with lots to celebrate and we certainly did our best to do just that. With a break in tradition, our annual celebrating
  • Enjoy the Benefits of Middleton Spa Membership January 17, 2017 - Do you like the idea of being fitter and healthier in 2017? If you are 50 or over, you may be interested to know that Middleton Hall Retirement Village is
  • Very Blue Monday! January 16, 2017 - Staff and residents took it upon themselves to ensure they were not party to the overwhelming gloominess that is normally associated with the third Monday in January, known to many
  • Boxing Day Bravery December 27, 2016 - David Richardson, Alan Grainge and Carolyn Howe did Middleton Hall proud in a show of solidarity with Brian Jones, Mayor of Darlington. All three members of staff braved the icy
  • A Very Merry Christmas December 26, 2016 - Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! The festive season was much enjoyed, with many and varied events and activities for residents in all areas of the community. Middleton Grove,
  • Breaking News New temporary site for GP Surgery December 21, 2016 - Over the last few months Middleton Hall has been in discussion with the partners at Felix House Surgery about the future of the Middleton St George practice.  As you will be aware,
  • Finalists in the Skills for Care Accolade Awards December 16, 2016 -   We were overjoyed to be notified as being one of four finalists in the Skills for Care Accolade Awards. The awards reward social care organisations that deliver the highest
  • Recruiting now for Innovative New Centre December 16, 2016 - If you are thinking about a new role or change of career in 2017, come and visit us at the  Recruitment Open Events at Middleton Hall   Saturday January 7th 2017
  • Middleton Court Magic December 14, 2016 - In typical Middleton Hall style, staff and residents of Middleton Court decided to view the redevelopment works in their area as an opportunity. Whilst the main kitchen and communal areas
  • Christmas Fair Makes Christmas Magical November 20, 2016 - The Christmas Fair was a delightful event - there was no better way to launch the festive season. Over twenty stallholders brought their seasonal goodies to display. This year we
  • Residents enjoy a Spooktacular Halloween October 31, 2016 - Staff and residents at Middleton Hall celebrated Halloween together in truly spook-ta-cular style. Fancy dress was the order of the day as witches, ghouls and monsters roamed the corridors. The
  • Shortlisted for Living Wage Champion Award October 27, 2016 - Middleton Hall Retirement Village in their first year as a Living Wage Employer has been shortlisted for a Living Wage Champion Award. These awards celebrate organisations that have made a
  • Mindfulness Day October 21, 2016 - It was a pleasure to welcome two representatives from Darlington MIND to guide residents, families and staff through a day of Mindfulness. Roberto and Christine's objective was twofold - to
  • Around the Dales Exhibits at The Witham October 12, 2016 - The Middleton Hall Photography Group has relished the opportunity to spread its wings yet further. It is exhibiting the ‘Around the Dales’ project in the gallery at The Witham, an arts
  • Northumbria in Bloom Winners Once More September 27, 2016 - Middleton Hall's gardening team are proud recipients of not only a Northumbria in Bloom Special Award - Gold, but also Overall Gold in the category of Care, Residential, Convalescent Homes, Day Centres and
  • The Sky is the Limit for Middleton Hall Fundraisers September 7, 2016 - This summer staff and residents have both taken on significant challenges to raise just under £3000 for the Mayor’s charities.
  • The Waterside Receives Green Apple Award – Silver Trophy September 7, 2016 - The Waterside has once again been recognised for its sustainability and eco credentials by winning a Silver trophy at the Green Apple Awards. The Green Apple Environment Awards were established
  • Middleton Hall Rises to the Rio Olympic Challenge August 18, 2016 - Not to be outdone by Team GB, Middleton Hall launched its own Rio Olympic Challenge. The challenge was launched by ... what else ... a Torch Relay! This lively and
  • No wonder birds love Middleton Hall August 4, 2016 - Residents got busy with hammers and drills, making lots of new bird boxes for the next nesting season. Visiting tutor Colin Gibson came to lead us through the process. A happy
  • Fiona Phillips and BBC Film Crew Visit July 14, 2016 - When the BBC contacted Middleton Hall to ask whether some residents might be willing to be filmed to depict a happy, planned retirement, the question was put to them. The Assistant Producer of a Panorama
  • A Visit from Kirkleatham Owl Centre July 8, 2016 - We were delighted to prove once again that everyone, whatever their age or interests, can experience and enjoy something new. There were lots of smiles and gasps as staff and residents
  • A Wonderland Adventure July 7, 2016 - Residents and visitors enjoyed a humorous afternoon of fun and entertainment as Middleton Hall was transformed into a fantasy Wonderland for our Annual Summer Fun Day. Many characters of the
  • July Open Event at The Waterside July 1, 2016 - Thursday 28th July 2016  2.00pm - 5.00pm You're invited to join us. Enjoying a full and active retirement is of paramount importance as we grow older. At our award winning
  • A Right Royal Street Party June 30, 2016 - Just like the rest of the nation, residents celebrated the Queen's official 90th birthday in style. Middleton Grove, Middleton Court, Middleton Gardens and Family Living each planned a street party
  • Fundraising efforts benefit Alzheimers charity June 28, 2016 - Over £3000 was recently handed over to a leading dementia charity following a second year of successful fundraising by staff and residents. Fundraisers at Middleton Hall Retirement Village were delighted
  • Big Smiles All Round June 24, 2016 - Bigger smiles than normal were seen on both residents and staffs faces at Middleton Hall this June. Staff at Middleton Hall have been working on a number of health initiatives
  • Celebrating Local Community at National Care Home Open Day June 22, 2016 - Middleton Hall well and truly celebrated the National Care Home Open Day, with the theme of ... Celebration! Care Home Open Day is UK wide initiative whereby care homes open
  • Business and Crossing the Road. A Blog by Jeremy June 21, 2016 - This is the third blog that I have written since the last one on our website. The previous two turned into political rants which I self-censored. There are plenty of
  • Around the Dales Photography Exhibition Success May 23, 2016 - Middleton Hall's thriving Photography Group has launched a new exhibition 'Around the Dales'. The theme celebrates the life and landscapes of the local dales, 'from Weardale to Teesdale, Swaledale to Wensleydale'. 67 candid photographs
  • Ringtons Coffee and Tea Tasting May 11, 2016 -   The Ringtons coffee and tea tasting session was not only a pleasure but a useful and practical way of ensuring that our future drinks menus are going to be
  • To Whit To Whoo April 15, 2016 - The call of the Tawny Owl is the tu-whit tu-whoo immortalised by William Shakespeare in his early comedy Love's Labour's Lost. There is much debate about the exact sound, but
  • Gardening and Wildlife Workshop Programme 2016 April 15, 2016 - As reliable as any perennial in the gardening world, our Gardening Workshop Programme sprang into life with a session of pricking out seedlings. On a rainy day, the sunshine magically came out