RMBI Scarbrough Court

The Royal Masonic Benevolent Institution (RMBI)

• Founded in 1842, RMBI is a registered charity committed to providing the highest quality of residential and nursing care for older Freemasons and their dependants.
• RMBI currently operates 17 residential Homes across England and Wales offering a range of high quality care options including:
– Residential care
– Nursing care
– Dementia support
– Respite care
• The charity also provides regular help and advice (through its Care Advice Team), sheltered accommodation, home improvement loans and holidays for those receiving Masonic financial assistance.

Scarbrough Court

• One of RMBI Care Homes in the North East part of England.
• Built in 1967, Scarbrough Court is situated on a 1.5 acre site in Cramlington, Northumberland.
• This new home was rebuilt within the current grounds, with a view to providing a new, first class, 21st Century Care Home. It was completed in June 2009.
• The new Scarbrough Court caters to a ‘hotel’ style of care which enables all residents to share communal areas.
• The four exquisitely furnished lounges and an impressive, sunlight drenched octagon shaped dining room are friendly, sociable and
comfortable environments.
• All bedrooms have been carefully designed to provide the highest standards of comfort and privacy, incorporating:
– En-suite bathrooms
– Large windows
– Central heating
– Rooms neutrally decorated to accommodate personal style or taste
– Rooms may be customised with your own furniture
• Roof garden available to allow residents to relax.
• On-site hairdresser for tranquil pampering.

Contact Details:

Scarbrough Court
Alexandra Way
NE23 6ED

Telephone: 01670 712215
Fax 01670 736924

For additional information provided by RMBI, click here.

For an article of 'A Fun and Exciting Place to Live', click here.

For demolition of its old building started in September 2009, click here.

For information about its opening ceremony on 18th September 2008, click here.

What have the residents of Scarbrough Court experienced in terms of activity over recent months?

Each person is an individual, therefore we work together to provide person centre based activities for the benefit of our residents.

We strive to ensure that living at Scarbrough Court is enhanced on a daily basis by a comprehensive programme of activity. Our programme is not confined or limited to the activities calendar because we recognize the importance of creating an active environment at all times.

It really has been full steam ahead, with activities ranging from animal shows & reminiscence sessions, to classical musicians & china cup tea parties. We run regular professional musical based activities such as “Music for Health” provided by John Wake. Residents have also enjoyed off site excursions which include meeting residents from other homes at a local “Mind Active” centre, or hopping on the mini-bus to nearby shops.

In addition to the many entertainers/theatre groups providing excellent entertainment, we held our annual “Summer Garden Party” for which I proudly took part in by providing vocal entertainment, alongside a dear friend and longstanding brother.

We are very grateful for the continued support from the “Friends” of Scarbrough Court. Without their input and dedication, the varied activities which our residents have enjoyed each year would not have been possible. Many activities which were successful over the Christmas period in particular, were provided by our good friends.  Thank you very much for your ongoing support and the giving of your time.

Residents have the opportunity to stay physically active by taking part in a weekly exercise class provided by Emma from”Leema Fitness”. And for those interested in cognitive activities, we have launched an interactive T.V. programme which was greeted with much enthusiasm by our residents and their families.

Interactive T.V. has provided the platform for staff, residents and their families to enjoy activity together as a team, especially the group quiz. It gives staff the opportunity to spend precious time getting “involved “because at Scarbrough Court we value the importance of working and playing as a “team”.

Our programme of activity over the past nine months has expanded in terms of the amount of activities we deliver, and the times at which they are enjoyed. We believe we all have a role to play because activity can be as simple as having a chat or asking someone about their day. It is important that we all become involved with our residents so that they in turn “feel involved”.

Although my duties at Scarbrough Court are now focused elsewhere, I am grateful to have been given the opportunity to resource and provide activities in recent months for the benefit of our residents and for the ongoing support and appreciation from the Home Manager.

Maureen, Lynn and the rest of the staff are working very hard to provide a full spectrum of activities to suit each individual for 2012. We welcome Maureen back and I look forward to the year ahead and their combined success.

Sandra Robson

The Association of Friends of Scarbrough Court Registered Charity No.1058919
PRESIDENT: Rt W Bro Norman Eric Heaviside, PGM Durham

W Bro W.H.Morley PAGDC Asst PGM Cumberland & Westmorland
W Bro J Arthur PSGD Asst PGM Durham
W Bro D.Auld PSGD Asst PGM Northumberland

Who are the Friends of Scarbrough Court?

The Friends are a group of freemasons drawn from the three Provinces which the home supports, Northumberland, Durham and Cumberland & Westmorland.

What is the purpose of the Friends ?

The Friends provide support to the residents of Scarbrough Court by raising funds for the development of welfare and other amenities as well as social and recreational activities of all kinds.

How do the Friends raise funds?

Funds are raised through the organisation, in conjunction with the home, of coffee mornings and other social events, at present we have Scarbrough Court lapel badges on sale in all three Provinces. Donations are also received from Lodges/Chapters, other masonic orders and individuals.

How can you help?

Lodges /Chapters and other masonic orders can best help by considering an annual donation to the friends, however small it will be recognised and acknowledged. Individuals may also donate with the added benefit of tax payers allowing us to reclaim Gift Aid. Support the social events, even if you can’t actually attend the coffee mornings the purchase of a ticket still helps. If you feel that you would like to learn more about the Friends and become involved in some way, please ask the contacts on this page for information, come along to one of our meetings and decide how you could become involved.

Contact us

WB Ken Wake Chairman This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
WB Peter Kirkbride Secretary This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
WB Trevor Fish Treasurer This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.