We offer specialised breaks for children and adults with a range of disabilities, from overnight to longer stays.

Our dedicated staff are trained in caring for people with profound and multiple disabilities, Autism and Asperger's Syndrome. Skilled and experienced support is offered for those with additional health or medical needs and those who require specialist care.

With adapted bathrooms, specialised profile, air-filled beds and two Caldy Cot beds, our facilities are designed to suit all requirements. Overhead tracking and hoists throughout our bedrooms and bathing areas are available to assist people with limited mobility. 

We also offer full, free access to the Alan Shearer Activity Centre - a specialist leisure and social centre, located on the lower floor. 

Activities available include:

  • hydrotherapy pool
  • giant ball pool
  • sensory rooms
  • music room
  • accessible grounds and gardens
  • onsite cafe

When is it on?

Time of day

Who to contact

Contact name
Jackie Dunn
Contact position
Manager, Alan Shearer Short Break Centre
0191 267 8128

Where to go

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

Other details

Cost description
On request.
Referral required?
Referral and availability notes

Please contact us for details.


Durham County Council's Families Information Service does not promote nor endorse the services advertised on this website. Anyone seeking to use/access such services does so at their own risk and may make all appropriate enquiries about fitness for purpose and suitability to meet their needs.

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Address: West Denton Close  West Denton  Newcastle upon Tyne  Tyne and Wear

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