Risedale at Lonsdale Nursing Home

Albert Street

Barrow in Furness


LA14 2JB

Telephone number: 01229 870050

Fax: 01229 822955


Location ID:  1-27849978

Registered Managers: Mrs Cristine Agas  Mrs Paula Edge

E-mail:                cristine.agas@risedale-carehomes.co.uk 

E-mail                 paula.edge@risedale-carehomes.co.uk

E-mail                 lonsdale.reception@risedale-carehomes.co.uk

Risedale at Lonsdale is owned and is operated by Risedale Estates Limited, registered office Risedale at Abbey Meadow, Duchy Court, Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria LA13 0BF

Company Registration Number:  01974198 (as a private Limited Company)

CQC Service User Bands:

Adults 18-65

Adults 65 and over

Physical Disability





Care Home with Nursing, Regulated Activities:

Accommodation for Nursing & Personal Care, Treatment of Disease, Disorder or Injury, Diagnostic and Screening Procedures


Risedale are committed to the development, maintenance and evaluation of quality assurance, determined by our standards.

Standards are achieved by the recruitment, selection and development of highly motivated staff, committed to our goals.  Personal and professional development for staff is ensured utilising internal and external accredited learning experiences.

Risedale’s Philosophy of Care promotes individuality for our residents, achieved by enhancing identity, autonomy and self-esteem.

Our Charter of Rights states “each individual will be regarded as an equal member of society”, achieved by the use of primary nursing and key worker system within our home.

The home has 93 beds and is split into Lonsdale (42 beds) and St George’s (51 beds).


Cares for up to 42 residents with general nursing needs, over the age of 65, however within the 42 beds, Lonsdale is also able to care for the needs of 3 residents under 65 years.

Lonsdale is purpose built over two floors and has two passenger lifts. There are 40 single rooms and 1 companion room, all are ensuite. There are large dining lounges on each floor.  Each floor has large, spacious, fully equipped bathrooms with specialist equipment.  There is access to an external garden and seating area.


St George’s:


St George’s accommodates 51 single bedrooms all with ensuite facilities.  The home is on two levels: the ground floor comprising of 24 bedrooms for general nursing clients and the first floor comprising of 27 bedrooms,

The Leven Unit, for clients with Dementia.


Residents are comprehensively assessed prior to admission, thus ensuring health and wellbeing needs can be met within the home.  This is in conjunction with family/significant others as well as the relevant multi-disciplinary agencies. Specialist equipment is provided for those who require it, with all staff trained in its use.


Throughout the home our team of motivated staff are trained to an exceptionally high standard to deliver quality care which is person centred and holistic.  We are committed to providing professional, respectful care in accordance with Organisational and Strategic legislation and policy.  Comfort, dignity and thoughtful consideration for human regard underpins our philosophy for care delivery.  In addition, we are also committed to supporting relatives and significant others, understanding with sensitivity the issues people face when a loved one is admitted to the home.

Supporting this we have excellent training facilities within the Organisation, committed to ensuring quality is taught, delivered and audited on a regular basis.  The training team are all highly qualified to teach staff of all disciplines. Supporting staff to achieve personal goals and qualifications are varied, ranging from QCF Level 2 through to Degree Level.  A clinical team of experts is on hand to offer support, this includes: Qualified Trainers, Clinical Nurse Manager, Health & Safety Manager / Complex Care Manager and a team of Quality Supervisors. 


In addition Risedale, in conjunction with the University of Cumbria are training staff in the role of Assistant Practitioners.  Risedale are developing new roles, for example nursing support roles and funding staff to Registered Nurse status with the Open University. All residents have access to a wide range of facilities both internally and externally, some of which include:

In-house Activity Co-ordinators, who arrange in house therapy based activities as well as external trips / meals out etc.  All activities are planned with individuals and, where appropriate, families and significant others.  It is our belief that all staff regardless of disciplines can participate in activities as part of the daily care provision.  Family and friends are welcome to attend social events.  It is a collective responsibility for all staff to see this as integral to their role.

Lonsdale site currently assist the local hospital to facilitate discharges by providing discharge to assess beds. The number of beds is flexible but is approximately 10. The beds have their own dedicated, supernumerary Senior Nurse to manage the admission and discharge procedures. 


February 2019

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