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The Alan Shearer Centre is a highly specialist, respite, residential and social facility for people living 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:

The Alan Shearer Activity Centre

A specialist recreational, sensory and social resource, for people of all ages living with disabilities, catering to a wide spectrum of need. Facilities are completely free to use and include a hydrotherapy suite, sensory rooms and cave, a music room, seasonal activities and a café. Overhead tracking and hoists are fitted throughout, enabling full accessibility to all areas for those with limited mobility.

To find out how to become a member, or to arrange a tour of the Activity Centre, please ring our friendly team on 0191 267 8118, or email, and they will be delighted to help.

For more information you can contact Jackie Dunn, the centre’s manager. Email

The Alan Shearer Short Break Centre

Providing highly specialised respite breaks in a safe and specially adapted environment for people living with a range of disabilities and behavioural issues, the centre allows parents and carers a well-earned rest. It is the only short break centre in the North East with its own on-site Activity Centre, set within several acres of private and beautifully landscaped grounds.

If you would like to see our facilities, meet our staff and discuss your individual needs, please call our Registered Manager, Sarah Croft, on 0191 267 8128 or email her at

Our Alan Shearer Specialist Residential Home

Situated within the Alan Shearer Centre, our specialist home offers residential accommodation for adults living with profound and multiple disabilities, offering longer term, safe and nurturing care and support. In addition, our residents living with disabilities have full access to the on-site Activity Centre.

For more information, or to arrange a visit to see our facilities, please call our interim Registered Manager, Sarah Croft on 0191 264 8925 or email her at

The Alan Shearer Centre is a part of St Cuthbert’s Care.

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