River House

Social Witness

Newcastle

River House is a purpose built Residential Home offering care and support to older people within a Christian environment. The Home enjoys a quiet coastal setting between the sea and the Mourne Mountains. River House can accommodate 28 residents and every effort is made to create an environment in which the residents can enjoy dignity, respect, comfort and care.


The physical, social and emotional needs of the residents are assessed and an individual care plan is drawn up enabling each person to be as independent as possible.

River House seeks to maintain a Christian ethos. Residents may attend services of worship and times of fellowship which are held regularly within the Home. Spiritual support and encouragement are given when requested. Transport is arranged for residents who wish to attend local churches, close contact with which is encouraged. River House welcomes residents from all denominations.

Services and amenities offered by River House include:

  • respite care
  • open visiting
  • laundry Service
  • 24-hour staffing
  • lift
  • day care
  • hairdressing
  • registered with the local Health and Social Services Board
  • car-parking Facilities
  • high quality, home-baked food
  • enclosed rear garden with summer house
  • private phone facilities

The Home is registered with RQIA who undertake bi-annual inspections. Reports can be viewed on their website www.rqia.org.uk.

The United Appeal assists with the funding of the Council for Social Witness, enabling the Council to support the work and Christian witness offered at this residential home.

Acting home manager: Stephanie Moore-Archer

River House
131 Central Promenade
Newcastle
Co. Down
BT33 0EU

Tel: +44 (0)28 4372 3206
Fax: +44 (0)28 4372 4048

Email: smoorearcher@pcisocialwitness.org