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History

Care North East started as a small association of local care home providers in the early 90’s and principally in the Newcastle and Gateshead area. Lead by Chairman Simon Beckett, Associations were subsequently formed in other areas in the North East and membership continued to grow. Our current Chairman, Keith Gray, joined the board in 2004 and took over position as Chairman in 2013. Currently, every member of Care North East is a care home provider. Our members have nearly 250 care homes across the North East nearing 10,000 beds.

Local Associations

Each local association, such as Newcastle or North Tyneside, has its own Chairman and lead members who are all care home providers from that area. We feel it is important that local providers lead local associations as nobody has more experience then those actually caring for residents. Members of each local association can be found below. Feel free to use our enquiry form if you wish to be put in touch with one of our local association chairman.

What we do

On behalf of our members, we undertake some of the following duties:
  • Attend contract discussion meetings with Council/CCGs
  • Attend fee discussion meetings with Council/CCGs
  • Review contracts on behalf of our members
  • Provide cost of care reports
  • Prepare market analysis reports
  • Liaise with legal advisors on contractual issues
  • Arrange association meetings to discuss working practices
We try and help provide our members with the necessary information to make the right decision for their residents.


Care North East Board Members

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Keith Gray: Chairman.

Keith has been part of Care North East for over 15 years, firstly as Financial Controller for a national care provider before moving on to become overall Chair of Care North East. He has also been chair of nearly all the regional associations working closely with providers and local authorities to negotiate fair terms for providers in the north east region. His role also includes producing cost of care models for use by both providers and local authorities.

Areas Covered: Keith supports all Associations within Care North East and covers as temporary Chairman of these areas when needed.
Company: Costing Care LTD (Website Coming Soon)

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Bunty Malhotra: Board Member

Bunty is Chief Executive Officer of the Malhotra Group Plc. All Malhotra Group PLC care homes operate under the Prestwick Care brand name.

Areas Covered: Prestwick Care have homes in Northumberland, Newcastle, North Tyneside, Gateshead, Durham, Sunderland. Bunty is currently Chairman of the Sunderland association.
Care Company: Prestwick Care

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James Oates: Board Member

James is Assistant Director (Commercial & Commissioning) at HC One.

Areas Covered: HC One have care homes in all areas within Care North East and James is currently on the Executive in most of the regional associations.
Care Company: HC One

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Nic Gilbert: Board Member

Nic is Finance Director at St Cuthberts Care.

Areas Covered: St Cuthberts Care have care homes in Newcastle and Sunderland. Nic is currently chairman of the Newcastle association.
Care Company: St Cuthberts Care

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Jules Gregory: Board Member

Jules is Contracts and Development Manager at Barchester Healthcare.

Areas Covered: Barchester Healthcare have care homes in Northumberland, Gateshead, South Tyneside, Sunderland, Durham and Stockton. Jules is currently on the Executive in most of these areas.
Care Company: Barchester Healthcare

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Alister Kerr: Board Member

Alister is Director of Parkside Care.

Areas Covered: Parkside Care have care homes in Northumberland, North Tyneside, Gateshead and Sunderland. Alister is currently part of the Executive in some of these areas.
Care Company: Parkside Care

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Oliver Lightowlers: Board Member

Oliver is Chief Financial Officer of Akari Care.

Areas Covered: Akari Care have residential and nursing care homes in Northumberland, Newcastle, North Tyneside, Gateshead, Durham and Stockton. Oliver is part of the Executive in most of these areas.
Care Company: Akari Care

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Rachel Beckett: Board Member

Rachel is Chairman of Wellburn Care Homes.

Areas Covered: Wellburn Care homes have care homes in Northumberland, Newcastle, Gateshead and Sunderland. Rachel is currently Chairman of Northumberland and Gateshead associations.
Care Company: Wellburn Care

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Care Home : Cheviot Court

Care North East - South Tyneside

Provider : Care UK

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Care Home : Primrose House

Care North East - Gateshead

Provider : Exclusive Care Group

Image of St Aidan Lodge, a Care North East Care Home

Care Home : St Aidan Lodge

Care North East - Durham

Provider : Ideal Care (North) LTD

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Care Home : Coble House

Care North East - Newcastle

Provider : Akari Care