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The Alan Shearer Centre is a highly specialist, respite, residential and social facility for people with complex disabilities and acute sensory impairments. Situated in its own grounds on the outskirts of Newcastle the Alan Shearer Centre comprises three specialist facilities on the same site:

Our Alan Shearer Short Break Centre provides highly specialised respite breaks in a safe and specially adapted environment for people with a range of disabilities and behavioural issues, allowing parents and carers a well-earned rest. Set in over an acre of private and beautifully landscaped, accessible grounds, it is the only short break centre in the North East with its own on-site activity centre.

Our Alan Shearer Specialist Residential home provides residential accommodation for adults with profound and multiple disabilities. Our home offers longer term, safe and nurturing care and support and our disabled residents have full access to the on-site Activity Centre.

The Alan Shearer Activity Centre is a specialist recreational, sensory and social centre for disabled people of all ages and catering to a wide spectrum of need. Our amazing centre is completely free to use and includes a luxurious, therapeutic hydrotherapy suite, stunning sensory rooms and cave, a giant ball pool and a creative sound and music room. Overhead tracking and hoists are fitted throughout the centre, giving full accessibility to all areas for those with limited mobility. The Activity Centre also offers a regular programme of free seasonal activities and our café, Browne's, serves a range of light refreshments throughout the day.

To find out more, click the links above or, if you would like to access any of our services, please ring our Alan Shearer Centre Manager, Amanda Head on 0191 267 8118 and she will be delighted to help.

The Alan Shearer Centre is a part of St Cuthberts Care.

Details of the latest events and activities
at the Alan Shearer Centre

For details of our upcoming entertainment for all ages and abilities please see our leaflet or call the Activity Centre on 0191 267 8118 to book your space.


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21 October 2016

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