Eskdale House residential care home

Eskdale House
Swan Street
Longtown
Carlisle
Cumbria
CA6 5UZ

Telephone: 01228 227876

Rated:Good by Care Quality Commission (CQC)

Manager: Antonia Tyers

At Eskdale House, we offer a comfortable and safe environment in our purpose built home. Eskdale House provides 24 hour residential care for the physically frail and dementia. The home is staffed by experienced and qualified people who understand the complex care needs of residents living with dementia. We have three rooms that provide en-suite facilities. We also have three lounges on the ground floor and quiet spaces for residents and families to enjoy throughout the home, along with two gardens. We have our own hairdressing salon and enjoy the services of a hairdresser every week.

Our philosophy at Eskdale House is to "live life be free" and we are aware of the many benefits to activities both physically and emotionally. Some of the activities that we make available to our residents include:

  • in-house activity sessions, with an objective to promote health and wellbeing
  • dominos, card games and craft sessions
  • hairdresser visits weekly
  • Bi-yearly coffee mornings 
  • armchair exercises with Kiddley Divey every second month this year primary school children will be participating for reminiscence 
  • regular entertainers and music 
  • visits to Gretna on the bus
  • visits to the cinema in Carlisle

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Here at Eskdale House we have a dedicated team of staff to help our residents every need. From the support workers to the to the kitchen staff, everyone who supports the running of the home is passionate about what they do and the important role we all they have to play in making Eskdale House Good.  From our carers to cooks, staff in our home are here to deliver high quality care and services to those we support.

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"There seems to be plenty of staff and they come if you call even at night. I do feel safe, I was falling at home but not here". 

 "We are sure [our relative] is safe in here and we are in every day. We always see plenty of staff about"

"You get three choices at mealtimes and drinks, you couldn't ask for better".

"This lounge is nice and so is the garden. I have a nice bedroom but I only sleep there. The staff make everywhere nice".

"It is more like family than a home, the girls are lovely"

"You couldn't ask for better, I am very comfortable".

"I am very happy here"

"It is very good here, it is lovely, the girls are very nice. I can't fault it"

A visiting relative " It is nice here...very good staff. They are all very kind and caring".


Our cooks have many years of experience catering for the elderly and service users with dementia. They strive to make sure that each service user has a say in what appears on the menu and that our food is cooked in a traditional homely manner. Our cooks have qualifications in nutrition, so catering for specialist diets is no problem. They also love baking, so there are cakes available daily for those service users who fancy a treat. We also arrange takeaway nights for our residents where we order in food like fish and chips, Chinese, Indian or Pizza. We let families know so that they can join us for the takeaway.

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Eskdale House
Swan Street
Longtown
Carlisle
Cumbria
CA6 5UZ

Manager: Antonia Tyers

Telephone: 01228 227876

Email:Eskdale.House@cumbria.gov.uk