Our History

Careline Lifestyles was originally launched by current company Chairman, Dr Sharma in 1986.  Originally operating as Durham Careline, the organisation operated a number of specialist residential care homes providing care support services across County Durham for people with neurological and learning and physical disabilities.

The development and growth of the company has been a driver for Dr Sharma for most of his professional life, shaped by a desire to provide the best quality of care and to help those individuals in most need achieve their very best potential.

In 2006 recognising the need to grow in order to provide the quality service of care to an increasing need, Careline Lifestyles was launched and with it new facilities were purpose built offering bespoke care homes in Tyne and Wear and Northumberland. 

Over the last decade the organisation has grown to currently be operating 9 care homes,  extending the reach of Careline Lifestyles to communities across the North East of England.

Whilst the provision of care to our service users has always been paramount, we have also always been clear of our social responsibility in the wider policy arena.

The development of the Careline Lifestyles homes provision can been seen as a clear response to Governments agenda, not least as a positive response to Winterborne View.

We take great pride in the quality of the care homes we operate, the very fact that our own development company bespoke builds these facilities means that we are able to provide the very highest quality of accommodation.    

The model of care that we provide is to manage people’s challenging behaviour, this is through BILD-accredited, positive behaviour support. This means that all of our service users with learning disabilities and challenging behaviour have a positive behaviour support plan.

We want to assist in helping to get people back home so that individuals can move back to their family roots, to enable care to be provided close to the family home, back from remote places.  Because sometimes the local services do not have the necessary provision, by working in partnership with Careline Lifestyles the package of care that is needed can be provided in the locality.