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Alan Shearer Short Break Centre

The Alan Shearer Short Break Centre offers specialised breaks, from overnight to longer stays, for children and adults with a range of disabilities.

Our dedicated staff are trained in caring for people with profound and multiple disabilities, autism and Asperger's Syndrome.

We offer skilled and experienced support for those with additional health or medical needs and those who require specialist care.

Facilities include specialised, profile beds, two Caldy Hannah Cot beds and adapted bathrooms. Overhead tracking and hoists are available throughout the centre's bedrooms and bathing areas. 

The centre also provides full, free access to the Alan Shearer Activity Centre, a specialist leisure and social centre, located on the lower floor.  Activities available include our recently extended and refurbished hydrotherapy pool, giant ball pool, sensory rooms, creative music room and accessible grounds and gardens with an adapted playground. There is also an on-site cafe.

Who to contact

Contact Name
Gareth Bainbridge
0191 267 8128
Parent Organisation
Alan Shearer Activity Centre

Where to go

Alan Shearer Short Break Centre
West Denton Close
West Denton
Newcastle upon Tyne
NE15 7LU

Other Details


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Access or Eligibility

The Short Break Centre is available for both children and adults with disabilities.

Other notes

The Alan Shearer Short Break Centre provides an environment which is both enabling and supportive. Our staff team is experienced in working alongside people with the most complex needs and our care plans are individually tailored to suit each guest. With full, free access to the stimulating and relaxing Alan Shearer Activity Centre on the ground floor, each short break experience at the Alan Shearer Centre is as unique as each person we welcome.

Last updated: 09/09/2021
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