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  • The animals are taking over

    The animals are taking over

    The animals were let loose at our Alan Shearer Activity Centre! With help from the lovely animals (and humans!) from Animals About Town. It looks like everyone had a fab time with our furry friends. We are huge fans of animal therapy at St Cuthbert’s Care, we understand how great …Read More »
  • Aloha from the Alan Shearer Centre

    Aloha from the Alan Shearer Centre

    It’s a big Aloha from our Alan Shearer Activity Centre this afternoon.  As friends from across our services came together for a little less conversation and a little more fun in the sun! “The focus of this years Learning Disability week is reconnecting with friends, “said Jackie Dunn, our Disability …Read More »
  • Our volunteers are back!

    Our volunteers are back!

    Staff, members and guests alike are delighted to see the return of our much-loved volunteers at the Alan Shearer Activity Centre. The small group lend invaluable helping hands to keep everything at the Centre running smoothly and looking its best. A huge shout out to Barbara in Browne’s Café; Peter …Read More »
  • Adrian’s working his gardening magic

    Adrian’s working his gardening magic

    Welcome to Adrian, our new gardener at the Alan Shearer Centre, who is already busy weaving lots of plant magic around our gardens and grounds. With almost an acre of space to nurture – from our sensory garden to our woodland walk – Adrian has some exciting plans to make …Read More »
  • Toon trip joy for Daniel

    Toon trip joy for Daniel

    For one resident living at our Alan Shearer Specialist Residential home, nothing beats the excitement of going to see the Toon play at home. Season ticket holder, Daniel, who has profound disabilities, has a seat next to the halfway line and can often be seen waving his arms whenever the …Read More »
  • Easter fun for all ages

    Easter fun for all ages

    From tots to seniors, age is no barrier when it comes to making the most of Easter fun. Residents in our St Catherine’s nursing home in Newcastle love getting together for craft sessions and when they’re combined with Easter treats and seasonal decorations to colour, it definitely marks the start …Read More »
  • National Day of Reflection

    National Day of Reflection

    On today’s National Day of Reflection, staff and service users across our charity have chosen their own way to remember the pandemic and all the people who lost their lives. At our independent supported living service in Kenton, everyone came together to lovingly create a stunning, landmark window made up …Read More »
  • Cheers to our coffee mornings

    Cheers to our coffee mornings

    Residents from some of our independent supported living services were over-the-moon to meet up for coffee again at our Alan Shearer Activity Centre café, Browne’s. Tempting slabs of chocolate cake and delicious cream scones were perfect partners to refreshing soft drinks or steaming cups of coffee as the friends got …Read More »
  • Daniel meets his Hero

    Daniel meets his Hero

    Daniel, football expert and resident at our Alan Shearer specialist residential home, had the time of his life today when he met his all-time hero – Alan Shearer. The pair spent a good while discussing Newcastle United, Match of the Day and all things football.  Alan was also keen to …Read More »
  • Raising the Roof and Raising Funds

    Raising the Roof and Raising Funds

    A huge thank you to everyone who attended the Alan Shearer Foundation Ball and dug deep to help raise funds for our Alan Shearer Activity Centre, making sure this incredible service remains free for people with disabilities. Held at the Newcastle Gateshead Hilton and hosted by our Patron, local hero …Read More »
  • Dignity Action Day 2022

    Dignity Action Day 2022

    Today, as we mark Dignity Action Day across St Cuthbert’s Care, our staff, residents and guests have come together, following social distancing measures, of course, to promote dignity in care. People across our services chose their own way to celebrate the day and, as always, our day was filled with …Read More »
  • ‘Tis the season to thank you all

    ‘Tis the season to thank you all

    Throughout another difficult year we’ve been amazed at the incredible support we’ve received to help us to keep our vital services running. We would like to thank you all: * Our dedicated staff team, for their hard work and always going that extra mile * Our volunteers, for their invaluable …Read More »
  • What a welcome!

    What a welcome!

    Staff at our Alan Shearer Specialist Residential home always make sure there’s a warm welcome waiting when anyone moves in but, for our newest resident, Daniel, there was an extra special surprise waiting to greet him. An avid Newcastle United supporter, Daniel, couldn’t believe his eyes when our staff played …Read More »
  • Tea leaves and autumn leaves

    Tea leaves and autumn leaves

    When the beautiful autumn leaves begin to fade and drop, they can make a bit of a mess, but, for one of our volunteers, clearing them up is simply a challenge to be overcome. Julie, who lives in our independent supported living service, likes nothing better than lending a helping …Read More »
  • Barbara joins the school run

    Barbara joins the school run

    Barbara, who lives in one of our independent supported living houses, was as excited as any pupil returning to school this week when she set off for her first day back at work. Bag packed, packed lunch prepared and uniform pressed, Barbara was delighted to return to working as a …Read More »
  • What a GRRRRReat piece of work

    What a GRRRRReat piece of work

    Rachel, resident at our Alan Shearer Residential Home enjoys nothing more than spending time at the Alan Shearer Activity Centre with her favourite recreation assistant, Heather. The pair have enjoyed so many art and craft sessions over the last few months – with projects such as upcycling furniture and creating …Read More »
  • Welcoming back old friends

    Welcoming back old friends

    It’s been amazing to see some of our old friends as we continue with the phased re-opening of our Alan Shearer Centre. There was smile all round when David returned for the first time yesterday. After a dip in our fantastic hydrotherapy pool David enjoyed his pack lunch in our …Read More »
  • News flash

    News flash

    As part of our gradual reopening plan, we are delighted to announce – from Tuesday 20 July we will be taking a limited number of bookings for the lilac sensory room. If you would like to book your slot please give our friendly team a call on: 0191 267 8118 …Read More »
  • St George’s Day Celebrations

    St George’s Day Celebrations

    Our services are celebrating St George’s day in very English style with afternoon tea, quizzes and good old arts and crafts. We have been surprised with some of the interesting facts we have learnt about St George did you know St George: Wasn’t English – he was actually born in …Read More »
  • A right royal tea party

    A right royal tea party

    Although the Queen is still in mourning, people living in our specialist residential home at the Alan Shearer Centre wanted to hold a special tea party in honour of Her Majesty’s 95th birthday. The royal tea party began with a baking session which produced delicious home-made cheese and fruit scones …Read More »
  • Grounds and gardens open for visits

    Grounds and gardens open for visits

    What better way to celebrate the arrival of some spring sunshine than by knowing how much joy our Alan Shearer Centre grounds and gardens are bringing once more. Rachel and Thomas, pictured, who live in our specialist residential home in the grounds, were happy to check everything was ship shape …Read More »
  • Spring has sprung!

    Spring has sprung!

    Residents at our Alan Shearer Specialist Home have been making the most of the good weather and our beautiful grounds. They started the afternoon off making Easter bonnets, for their parade during the Easter weekend, and rounded it off with a lovely picnic in the sunshine. Our grounds open to …Read More »
  • Spring makeover for Rachel’s room

    Spring makeover for Rachel’s room

    Rachel, who lives in our specialist residential home at the Alan Shearer Centre, is celebrating the arrival of spring with her blossoming crafting talents. Supported by Heather – one of our Centre’s talented recreation assistants – Rachel has transformed a forgotten chair into a stunning floral masterpiece for her room. …Read More »
  • World Book Day – Rachel’s book nook

    World Book Day – Rachel’s book nook

    What better way to enjoy World Book Day than to snuggle up with a good book in our book nook at our Alan Shearer Centre. That’s exactly how Rachel, who lives in our adjacent specialist residential home, chose to spend some time. Not only has Rachel enjoyed dipping into her …Read More »
  • Green room is perfect mix for Emily

    Green room is perfect mix for Emily

    Residents at our Alan Shearer Specialist Residential home are making the most of their exclusive time in our Activity Centre. Emily has grown to love our green sensory room with its mix of calming colours, bubble tubes and interactive light box. While she’s waiting to enjoy the Centre’s gorgeous grounds …Read More »
  • Sharing and caring

    Sharing and caring

    Our services often exchange thoughtful little gifts, so, when craft and cookery sessions at our Alan Shearer Centre produced some goodies to spare, they were quickly dispatched to our nursing home in Sunderland. Cheery bird sculptures, made during a focus on bird watching at the Alan Shearer Centre, were soon …Read More »
  • A feast of treats for Pancake Day

    A feast of treats for Pancake Day

    Pancakes are definitely the order of the day today with lots of flipping and filling going on around our services. Residents at our nursing homes in Newcastle and Sunderland have been remembering times when their families were young and the excitement of making pancakes together. “It’s been lovely,” said St …Read More »
  • Vaccine is landmark moment for Jordan

    Vaccine is landmark moment for Jordan

    Staff set up a mini vaccination centre in our Alan Shearer Centre to make it is as easy as possible for people living in our adjoining specialist residential home to receive their first Covid vaccine. Each resident has profound disabilities which makes it difficult for them to understand the vaccination …Read More »
  • Not just for Dignity Day

    Not just for Dignity Day

    Today’s Dignity Action Day offers an opportunity to focus on the importance of dignity in care and gives us the chance to highlight the work of our dignity champions. Each of our services, has its own dignity champion, ensuring the dignity and respect of each individual in our care is …Read More »
  • Pizza perfect

    Pizza perfect

    Rachel, who lives in our Alan Shearer Specialist Residential home, loves a good stint in the kitchen making delicious food to share. Her dedication to making the perfect pizza starts with hand-stretched dough, of course, and a variety of toppings that would be the envy of any pizza parlour worth …Read More »
  • Music and sparkle make fitting tribute

    Music and sparkle make fitting tribute

    Photos are just in of some of our service users enjoying a day of celebration to mark Elvis Presley’s birthday. Rachel from our Alan Shearer Specialist Residential home chose to give her tribute by making a guitar from all the pre-loved materials she could find, making sure to finish off …Read More »
  • Lunchtime menu to beat the chills

    Lunchtime menu to beat the chills

    As frost, snow and plummeting temperatures continue across the region, one of our residents at our Alan Shearer Specialist Residential home has been preparing the perfect comfort food. When resident, Rachel, and recreation assistant, Heather, headed to the kitchen for their regular cookery session, they couldn’t wait to surprise everyone …Read More »
  • It’s beginning to smell a lot like Christmas

    It’s beginning to smell a lot like Christmas

    There’s nothing quite like home-made treats at Christmas and Rachel, who lives in our Alan Shearer Specialist residential home, couldn’t wait to whip up some of her festive favourites. With the support of our recreation assistant, Heather, the kitchen was soon smelling of ginger and spice as a tasty dough …Read More »
  • International Day for People with Disabilities

    International Day for People with Disabilities

    To mark International Day for People with Disabilities, we’d like to showcase the work of two of our amazing young adults. Rachel and Matthew, who live in our Alan Shearer Specialist Residential home in Newcastle, love this time of year – especially when it comes to showing off their crafting …Read More »
  • Heartfelt displays to commemorate Remembrance Day

    Heartfelt displays to commemorate Remembrance Day

    Residents across St Cuthbert’s Care have been creating beautiful displays to commemorate Remembrance Day. Each display has been hand-made with so much love and thought. From painted poppies, that drape beautifully in St Catherine’s Nursing Home’s chapel, to stunning silhouette artwork that is displayed at The Alan Shearer Centre’s window. …Read More »
  • Hedgehog buns are a hit at Alan Shearer Residential

    Hedgehog buns are a hit at Alan Shearer Residential

    Rachel, who lives in our Alan Shearer Specialist Residential home, has been enjoying autumn so much that it’s even providing inspiration for her cookery. As well as being a talented artist, Rachel enjoys cooking and baking, too, and, with the support of our staff, turned her hand to creating some …Read More »
  • Five star staycation for bugs

    Five star staycation for bugs

    It’s great to get cosy during the autumn and winter months and Rachel, who lives in our Specialist Residential Home, has even been sparing a thought for the smallest of creatures. With the support of our staff, Rachel has made one of the fanciest bug hotels any discerning guest could …Read More »
  • Virtual Halloween still oozes with fun

    Virtual Halloween still oozes with fun

    Guys and ghouls are out in force around our services as everyone finalises their preparations for this year’s very different take on Halloween. Although the current restrictions mean our service users are unable to mingle to mark the spookiest event in the calendar, it certainly hasn’t cramped their style. Many …Read More »
  • Sensory display inspired by nature

    Sensory display inspired by nature

    Adults living in our Alan Shearer Specialist Residential home in Newcastle have been busy capturing all the colours of autumn in their craft activities. Matthew and Rachel love the vibrant colours of the season and, with the support of our staff, have made use of everything from pumpkins, seeds and …Read More »