Tees Grange, our specialist care home in Stockton officially opens

29 June 2023

Mayor of Stockton opening Tees Grange care home

This week, the Mayor of Stockton-on-Tees officially opened Tees Grange, our first specialist care home in the market town.

The rain didn’t dampen spirits as residents gathered to mark the celebration. They were joined by their families, commissioners, neighbours and local businesses. 

Councillor Jim Beall cut a ceremonial ribbon and unveil a plaque to mark the day. He was invited to take a tour of the home and commented on the commitment and enthusiasm of the friendly and caring staff. He shared: "Having started my long career in social care as a Care Assistant, I was particularly pleased to attend the opening of Tees Grange care home in Norton.

"Thanks to John, one of the first residents, for assisting me in cutting the ribbon and unveiling the plaque. I was given the opportunity to have a good look round this extremely well-appointed new-build home and was suitably impressed.

This will be a valuable service providing specialist nursing care for adults with complex needs and well as providing welcome jobs for local residents and benefits for local suppliers."

A gift from above

One family member of a resident, who spoke to the Mayor on his tour of the home, shared:

“It feels like a gift from above.”


Catherine Pearson, Home Manager, at Tees Grange said: 

“I am thrilled to open our doors to the people of Stockton, providing a much needed new, specialist care service to the region. Our aim is to make every day better for our residents by providing person-centred care that focuses on maximising independence, building everyday living skills, and empowering people to live as fulfilled lives as possible.”

“Our utmost priority is to collaborate closely with local health and social care professionals, our valued residents, their families, and the broader community. By doing so, we aim to ensure that people receive unparalleled specialist care and have their complex needs met within the comfort of their own community.” 


About Tees Grange

Tees Grange, based on Norton Road in Stockton-on-Tees, specialises in supporting adults living with complex and high acuity needs.

The home supports those living with a brain injury, neuro disability, spinal injury, complex mental health needs and dementia. Without Tees Grange, residents – who have challenging care needs – would otherwise have a pro-longed stay in hospital, away from their family and friends. 

The home was developed by Watson Batty Architects and Walter Thompson Contractors to bring this much needed service to the area.

We’ve found that smaller group living provides a more homely, supportive, and responsive care environment. Therefore, Tees Grange is split in to three, ten-bed communities, and each of the 30 large bedrooms has its own ensuite wet room. The units feature communal dining and living spaces and sensory bathrooms. Residents also have use of an activities hub and a large accessible garden to enjoy. 

Watch a video tour of Tees Grange:

The opening of Tees Grange has created 100 new healthcare jobs in the local area. Unlike many other local care homes, it features a multi-disciplinary healthcare team. The home has already recruited a mix of care, nursing and therapeutic specialists roles. 

Through this multi-disciplinary, specialist team, people living at Tees Grange will be able to access the full range of clinical and holistic care they need. The new staff team also prides itself on providing person-centred care and empowering residents to maximise their independence. Each resident’s care is based on their healthcare needs and in a way that works for them, providing the support they need to live fulfilling and enjoyable lives.

Careers at Tees Grange

As part of our commitment to creating high-quality jobs in the local area, we are looking for more people with a passion for care to join our team.

We’re still recruiting for a range of roles including, Registered Nurses, Unit Manager, Health Care Assistants and Senior Health Care Assistants.

This is an exciting opportunity to join a brand new team, work in a state of the art clinical environment, and to make a profound impact to the lives of people in the local community.

To apply for a role, or to find out more about Tees Grange, visit our careers page. 

Read our latest blog to find out why working in social care is much more than just 'looking after older people' or 'handing out medication'.

Make a referral to Tees Grange

We have over 40 homes across Yorkshire, the Midlands, North East and North West that 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 want to speak to someone about making a referral to one of our homes, please contact our Referrals Team on 01709 565777 or email referrals@exemplarhc.com.