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Swanton Care

Park Lodge

Park Lodge - Swanton Care, is one of our popular 8-bedroom residential homes. We deliver bespoke tailored packages of care to people diagnosed with various complexities, autism, learning difficulties, and epilepsy. We offer high quality training in autism awareness, epilepsy, medication, and person-centred training for those who require it. This includes bespoke communication training such as Makaton and health promotion.

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Where to find us

2 Park Avenue, Roker,
Tyne and Wear

0191 549

Support services

  • Residential Home

Disabilities this location supports

  • Complex needs

  • Autism

  • Learning disabilities

  • Epilepsy
  • Bespoke communication training such as Makaton

Meet our team

Amanda Raine

Service Manager

I joined the organisation in May 2005 as a Support Worker, progressing through various roles to eventually become a Home Manager of two complex services in 2018.

I have been given various opportunities to develop myself, including logistical Management experiences (overseeing services in various areas) along with being supported through my NVQ in Leadership and Management.

I pride myself as a strong established leader and I am proud of the teams that I have supported to develop. My main goal is to see the people we support develop, achieve their dreams and aspirations and ensure that Every Moment Matters.

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Dhiraj Rijhwani

Regional Director

I joined Swanton in 2017 as a service manager and worked with the team to expand supported living services as well as manage residential homes. In time, I became regional director for the North-East in 2021. I learned very early on in my career with Swanton that the company is very passionate about the people we support, their homes and enriching their quality of life, which aligns with my own values.

I moved to England from Mumbai, India, in 2005 for education which I continued to do for several years. During this time, I integrated with people from many countries and cultures, and this helped broaden my viewpoints massively. I firmly believe this helped me to embrace diversity and value varied inputs throughout my career, which I have been in since 2006.

I understand that being in a support environment can be difficult. Together, the team and I are here to help in empowering and supporting those in our care to feel safe and live the lives they wish to lead.

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Tom Pick

Chief Operating Officer for England

I started my career as a Support Worker when I graduated university in 2004, progressing my way through Deputy Manager and Home Manager, eventually joining Swanton in 2018 working as a Locality Manager covering services in and around Hull. 

I have successfully held registrations for, and worked in, a full range of services from Supported Living to challenging Residential homes.

I share Swanton Care’s passion for ensuring that the vulnerable people in our care have the best life and opportunities possible. I believe this is achieved by making sure the people we support have their voices heard and that our teams are appropriately trained ad supported to provide this care. 

I feel privileged to work in such a rewarding sector with a fantastic team, I look forward to what the future will bring for the people we support and our organization.

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CQC, the independent regulator of health and social care in England.


Park Lodge - Swanton Care is situated close to the beautiful seafront in Roker Sunderland. There are various close by amenities such as, a local shopping centre, restaurants, gym, The Glass Centre, and the famous Stadium of Light (Sunderland football club).

The people we support are engaged in active support. We help them live a fulfilled life, where they can achieve their dreams, goals and aspirations, building on everyday independent skills.

In our most recent CQC report we received some incredibly positive feedback from family members.

Relatives told us they felt their family members were “safe living at Park Lodge - Swanton Care.” Relatives we spoke with told us staff were “kind and caring.” 

To find out more about Park Lodge and the experiences that we provide, please visit our recent article. This covers a person we support hatching butterflies and releasing them into the wild, which was an immensely proud moment for the person.


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0191 549 0321

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