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Kings Court Care Home

14 Market Place, Barnard Castle, DL12 8ND


  • Good

    Regulator's rating

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  • Rooms available

    Current availability

  • 37 beds

    Maximum occupancy

  • Covid-19 response

  • 1987

    Date opened

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From the owner

Kings Court care home is in the centre of the attractive town of Barnard Castle in County Durham.
We provide specialist residential and respite care for older people, as well as a day club and a home meal delivery service. We take pride in deliverin…

Kings Court care home is in the centre of the attractive town of Barnard Castle in County Durham.
We provide specialist residential and respite care for older people, as well as a day club and a home meal delivery service. We take pride in delivering flexible, personalised and innovative care.

Residents are at the heart of everything we do. The activities we organise are tailored to their needs and interests, and we organise activities, outings and events that will appeal to them. We’re also active in the close-knit community of Barnard Castle and take part in local craft fairs as well as groups like the WI. We love the exclusive performance that the Barnard Castle Players - a local theatrical group – give us twice a year before their show opens at the theatre.

Our historic building used to be the King’s Head hotel. Charles Dickens once stayed here and even mentioned it in ‘Nicholas Nickleby’. The hotel ballroom is now our residents’ lounge and many of our bedrooms are generously sized too.

There's a bedroom to suit every taste at Kings Court, and each is warm, bright and comfortable. Most rooms have en-suite facilities, and all include stylish furniture, phone, internet and television connections and a 24-hour nurse call system. We also have double rooms for couples and siblings who want to stay together, as well as two apartments.

From the manager

“Michele Lloyd has been manager of Kings Court since 2009. She explains why she enjoys working with older people and what makes Kings Court so special. I started working in care home management in 1999, following a career as a nurse in care homes and in the Royal Navy. I chose to specialise in working with older people because I enjoy it so much - I like spending time with older people and talking to them about their lifetime experiences. I feel that older people have earned the right to be looked after well and it’s an honour to be able to care for them and to give them positive, life-enhancing experiences. The thing I like most about Kings Court is the friendly atmosphere we have here. Our team have really strong, personal relationships with the residents. I think it helps that everyone in our team is from the local area, so we have a lot in common with residents who’ve also grown up and worked around here. Barnard Castle is still a thriving farming community and many of our carers are also farmers.”

— Michele Lloyd

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Care provided

  • Residential care

    Accommodation, meals, and assistance with personal care and medication.

  • Dementia care

    Specialist care designed to meet the challenges faced by people living with dementia.

  • Palliative and end of life care

    Care designed to provide quality support and comfort for people living with life-limiting conditions.

Care specialisms

This home offers specialised care for any of the following:

  • Adults over 65 years
  • Adults under 65 years
  • Physical disabilities
  • Hearing impairment
  • Visual impairment
  • Mental health conditions
  • Dementia
  • Parkinson's disease
  • Stroke


  • 37 beds
  • All single bedrooms
  • 33 en-suite rooms
  • Opened in 1987
  • Near public transport
  • Elevator
  • Wheelchair access
  • Personal furniture allowed
  • TV point in rooms
  • Pets allowed (by arrangement)


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Funding for care in England

If your total savings and property assets are below £23,250, then you may be able to access local authority funding towards accommodation costs, personal care and nursing care.

To qualify, you must first arrange a care needs assessment.

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Regulator's inspection rating

Overall Good

Last inspection

03 Mar 2021

Well led
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