Planning permission granted for a new specialist care home in Sunderland

14 March 2022

Planning permission granted for a new specialist care home in Sunderland

We're pleased to announce our planning application to build a new care home in Sunderland, on Poole Road, has been granted.

Set to open in early 2023, the new care home ‘Hylton Grange’ will support adults living with a range of complex care needs arising from mental health conditions and neuro-disabilities including Huntington's disease and Parkinson's disease.

Our new 30-bed care home will be well-equipped with extensive infrastructure, including the latest technologies that focus on maximising independence and empowering people to live as fulfilled lives as possible. 

The home will be surrounded by an easy-access sensory garden and include a communal hub, living and dining spaces for residents and their friends and family to socialise.

Construction is due to start this month by the construction firm, Walter Thompson, the contractor is also building Cheshire Springs, our latest care home in Ellesmere Port, which is set to open in Spring 2022.

Charlotte Lloyd, Developments Director at Exemplar Health Care, shares: “We’re delighted to be growing our community in the North East and opening our first home in Sunderland.

“Hylton Grange will provide specialist, Nurse-led care from our highly skilled team, supporting the residents by building their everyday life skills and helping them rebuild their independence. It’s our ambition for Hylton Grange to be a place where we host community events, and where our residents can be part of the community, whether through work placements, local events or volunteering.”

Plans for the home 

We’re working with reputable pre-application Planning Advisors and Architects to ensure that the design of the building is in keeping with the local area, whilst also meeting the needs of the residents who will live in the home. 

We're pleased to share the initial site plan proposals with you: 

Careers with Exemplar Health Care 

Exemplar Health Care is a leading provider of specialist nursing care for adults living with a range of complex and high acuity needs. With over 35 homes across Yorkshire, the Midlands, North East and North West, Exemplar Health Care homes provide a welcoming and supportive environment where people can feel at home, continue to do the things that they enjoy, and remain closer to family, friends and loved ones.

If you or someone you know is interested in working in adult social care, Exemplar Health Care offers a range of rewarding careers. Find out more about your career options and our vacancies here.

Get in touch 

If you have any questions about this development, please don’t hesitate to get in touch at

Make a referral for a complex care placement  

If you’re looking for a complex needs care placement in the Sunderland area, and would like to know more about our referrals process, please check our website or contact our Referrals Team on 01709 565777 or