Care (2023)

Documentary Film: 37min and 29min. UK. 2023. On Release.

Directed by Alastair Cole

Producers: Karen Ross, Andrew Newman, Lucy Jolly, Alastair Cole

Filmed entirely by the care home staff.

Original Language: English 

Subtitles Available: English HOH.


From the beginning of 2021, as the UK continued to confront the Covid pandemic, staff working in one North East England care home were invited to film their everyday lives. 

Care leads us through the ups and downs of life in the home over 12 months through the eyes, words, and newly learnt camera skills of those working and living there. 

As residents celebrate their own milestones, from 100th birthdays to winning at bingo and enjoy Christmas parties and VE Day, the film gives a joyful, challenging, and emotional insight into life, love and loss inside the home during and beyond the worst days of the pandemic.

This film was produced by Newcastle University and premiered at the 2023 Berwick Film and Media Festival. For screening inquiries please email