A surprise party invitation for weekend guests

February 2012

The Sage Gateshead

A big bonus of staying at the Short Break Centre is having the support of the staff in getting involved in local events and attractions. So the parents of the teenagers that stayed at the Centre over the Valentine's weekend were delighted with plans to attend the 'Invade The Sage' party, just across the river in Gateshead.

The party was organised by the Krocodile Klub, with the aim of providing a friendly atmosphere for people with learning disabilities while giving opportunities socialise and to listen to great music. The four Short Break guests that attended, enjoyed the party and made many new friends while being supported by their assigned key workers. The guests said that the party was the highlight of a great weekend break at the centre; which also included a trip out to the Newcastle's quayside and some tranquil time spent at the Alan Shearer Activity Centre.