"My dear wife is having care in all respects, for which I am grateful."

"My family and I are extremely happy with the care our mam receives at Appleby Care Home"

"Mum has been a resident for over two years and receives excellent care."

"There is a very warm and homely atmosphere and the staff are very patient with the demands of dementia."

Appleby Care Home




Military Road, North Shields NE30 2AB

Appleby Care Home in North Shields provides excellent nursing care and award-winning specialist dementia (EMI) care in purpose-built, spacious surroundings. We're proud to have won Dementia Care Team of the Year at the national Caring UK Awards 2023. With unique environments designed to promote mental and physical wellbeing, exciting activities, and a real community spirit, we are ready to welcome new residents to our home in the heart of North Shields.

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See what it’s like to live at Appleby, our award-winning Larchwood care home in North Shields. Discover the passion of the people proud to deliver our excellent residential, nursing and dementia care and get a feel for our homely environment.

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About Us

Award-Winning Dementia Care

In addition to our expert residential and nursing care, the residents of our care home in North Shields are proudly supported by an award-winning dementia care team. Our commitment to excellence in person-centred dementia care has been recognised with the prestigious Dementia Care Team of the Year Award at the national Caring UK Awards 2023.

A Vibrant Social Life

There is never a dull moment at Appleby! With a packed programme of activities tailored to the interests and capabilities of the people we support, and regular live entertainment, expect a busy social life if you choose. From our stunning beach-themed garden to our very own pub, there are plenty of spaces to enjoy time with friends and loved ones.

Tailored Care and Support

To ensure the very best care, our diligent team work with you and your loved one to create bespoke care packages offering long term residential, nursing, and specialist dementia care. We are also proud to offer flexible shorter stay respite packages. Call our friendly team to find out more today.

Care Information

Person in charge

Clare Leonard

Care Home Type

Nursing Care Home

Number of rooms

50 Ensuite Rooms

Local Authority

North Tyneside Metropolitan Borough Council

Registered Care Categories

Old Age
Mental Health Condition

Specialist Care Categories

Visual Impairment
Parkinson's Disease
Challenging Behaviour
Hearing Impairment & Deafness

Available Care Services

Day Care
Respite Care
Nursing Care
Palliative Care
Residential Care
Convalescent Care
Own GP if required
Separate Dementia Care Unit

Care Home Facilities

Dining Room
Outdoor area
En-Suite Rooms
Wheelchair Access
Pets by arrangement
Close to Local shops
Gardens for residents
Residents Kitchenette
Near Public Transport
Own Furniture if required
Television point in own room

Meet the Manager

Clare Leonard

Clare Leonard, Care Home Manager

Welcome to Appleby Care Home in North Shields.

We provide care of the highest quality for the elderly on a permanent or respite basis, in lovely comfortable surroundings. Our team of experienced care professionals constantly undergo training to provide outstanding care and support to all of our residents.

There are two units within Appleby Care Home. The ground floor and part of the upper floor make up the mixed dementia unit. There is also a specialist male-only service on the upper floor for male service users who may have behaviours that are challenging.

We also offer care for convalescence, Parkinson’s disease, stroke, palliative care, and dementia.

Appleby offers a safe and secure environment promoting independence and well-being. There are a number of care packages available offering long and short-term care including nursing.

Each room has en-suite facilities and the home has a number of communal rooms. We have a large garden and patio for residents to sit outside in the warmer months and help with planting flowers and plants. We also have a pond and ducks often visit the home.

The focal point of the garden is a large summer house which is used as an Ice cream parlour in the summer and as Santa’s Grotto in the run-up to Christmas.

Our on-site activities co-ordinator develops a monthly programme with the needs and capabilities of the residents in mind, ensuring that there is always something exciting to do at Appleby. We also have a minibus to take our residents on outings in the local area.

Our philosophy is simple; we want everyone to enjoy life to the full. We never forget that all our residents are individuals and we treat them with dignity, privacy and respect while offering freedom of choice and as much independence as possible.

The team at Appleby are compassionate and caring and go beyond the call of duty with all residents.

I’d love to show you around the home. If you would like a tour or wish to discuss any aspect of elderly care with me, please telephone the home to make an appointment.

Tailored Care for the Gentlemen of North Shields

As well as delivering excellent residential, nursing and dementia care, Appleby is also home to a self-contained nursing environment specifically designed to support those who may benefit from living in a male-only setting. Meet our expert team and discover the difference Appleby has made to the lives of some of our gentlemen residents and their relatives.


Sharon B (Daughter of Resident)

I cannot praise the staff enough for the care my mam receives. My mam is always clean and tidy and is always happy in herself, this is down to the staff. If there is a problem I am kept informed.

Donna C (Relative of Resident)

My family member was in for 1 week and was well looked after, I had no problems with anything. The staff were great and so was the management. I could speak to them anytime day or night.

Andrew A (Son of Resident)

My father has been in the home for nearly a year now as we were struggling to manage at home. We cannot fault the home, they have done a wonderful job and our father is now smiling again and is happy. He loves the company and the food, he said it was the best hotel he has ever been in. I would like to give the staff, from the manager down to the cleaners, a big thank you for making us feel comfortable in the home when we visit and for putting the twinkle back in my father's eye. It's great to see him smiling again.

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