The Grange Care Home - Darlington

Welcome to The Grange Care Home

Welcome to The Grange Care Home, nestled in Darlington, County Durham, conveniently accessible from the A1150. Our 74 ensuite bedrooms, some suitable for double occupancy, are meticulously furnished to offer residents comfort and tranquillity. Personalisation is encouraged to create a homely atmosphere.

At The Grange, we prioritise independence and choice, fostering an environment where residents can truly feel at home. Life here is about the best care, the best experiences, in the best setting.

Underpinned by our person-centred care ethos, residents at The Grange are supported to lead active and fulfilled lives. We provide a holistic care package that prioritises health and wellbeing.

Our facilities promote independence, from a dedicated nail and hair salon to beautiful gardens and terraces. Residents can also socialise in the lounges, embracing everyday routines that enhance their quality of life.


‘We believe The Grange Care Home in Darlington will be the perfect choice for you. Our dedicated care team collaborates closely with residents, fostering engagement in personalised activities designed to meet their specific needs and lifestyle preferences. From mental stimulation to tasty culinary experiences, our commitment is to create a thriving and fulfilling living environment.’


Explore a vibrant array of activities at our home, meticulously planned to promote mental stimulation, enhanced mobility, and social engagement. From arts and crafts to gardening, exercise classes, cinema nights, quizzes, musical performances, and pamper sessions, each activity is thoughtfully designed to enrich life skills and instill a sense of purpose, self-worth and wellbeing. With a diverse range of activities, there’s always something new to try, as we frequently introduce fresh experiences.

Our catering team create tasty meals using fresh, locally sourced, seasonal produce. Our menus feature a delightful mix of delicious and nutritious options, including traditional classics and resident favourites.

Contact The Grange

The Grange is a purpose-built family-friendly care home with 74 bedrooms in total. Accommodation is provided in single and double occupancy bedrooms, to meet our resident’s needs. Communal accommodation in the home comprises of airy lounges for watching TV, listening to the radio or simply spending time chatting with friends.

Care categories: Accommodation for persons who require nursing or personal care, Dementia, Physical disabilities, Sensory impairments, Caring for adults over 65 yrs

The Grange
Whinbush Way, Darlington DL1 3PT

Telephone: 01325 464900
Email: [email protected]

Carmen Miclea is the Dedicated Home Manager Ensuring Excellence at The Grange Care Home

Meet the Manager

Carmen Miclea: Dedicated Home Manager Ensuring Excellence at The Grange Care Home


Meet Carmen Miclea, the devoted Home Manager at The Grange Care Home in Darlington, responsible for the leadership and day-to-day operations of the care home. Carmen’s assertiveness, effective communication, and unwavering support make her a compassionate leader committed to exceeding expectations.

Professional Responsibilities:

As the Home Manager, Carmen oversees various aspects, including recruiting and managing staff teams, handling budgets, and ensuring the delivery of high-quality services that surpass expectations and standards. Her role involves maintaining a caring and supportive environment, putting residents’ well-being at the heart of everything she does.

Professional Journey:

Carmen’s journey in the UK began in 2007 after completing her nursing diploma in Romania. Driven by a passion for care, she continuously sought to learn and help people. Over the past 14 years, Carmen has acquired numerous qualifications in Health and Social Care for adults and childcare. Her involvement as a governor in mental health, safeguarding, curriculum, and parent school, as well as her role in the non-profit group “Bravehearts,” highlights her commitment to community impact.

Recognitions and Achievements:

Carmen’s dedication to care has earned her the Recognition of Care and Kindness (ROCK) award in 2016. She was also a finalist for the Care Home Leader of the Year award in 2020 and received the Deputy Home Manager of the Year award in 2021, recognising her leadership during challenging times.

Personal Interests:

Beyond her professional achievements, Carmen enjoys running, reading, travelling, and spending quality time with her son. Her personal goal is to be a role model and provide aspirations for her son while maintaining a deep passion for care.

Commitment to Excellence:

Carmen reassures residents and their families that their health and happiness are at the centre of everything at The Grange. Her goal is to continue the care legacy at the home, always available for queries or support to ensure the overall well-being of residents.

Carmen’s dedication, passion for care, and commitment to excellence make her an invaluable leader at The Grange Care Home. With a focus on residents’ well-being, Carmen continues to enhance the care experience, ensuring a warm, supportive, and inclusive environment.

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