Tynedale Centre

Tynedale Centre

About our centre

The Tynedale Centre is situated on the outskirts of Hexham, close to the River Tyne. We have a large, user-friendly building with accessible bathrooms and provide lunch and refreshments in our spacious and sunny dining room.

We are a 35-place day care centre that supports adults with learning disabilities and we offer service users individual timetables, where they have chosen the activities they would like to do.

We also operate a keyworker system where each person has a named member of staff, who they can approach in confidence.

Activities on offer

The Centre of Recycling Enterprise (CORE) was established in 2006 and is a social firm specialising in the recycling of furniture and electrical goods. The enterprise provides essential training, work experience and paid employment to service users and volunteers with different abilities.
  • Telephone: 01434 607509
Klean Gardens offers an affordable garden tidy service for the people of Tynedale by adults with learning disabilities. Here, they gain valuable work experience and training.

Other activities on offer include:
  • sensory room
  • well stocked art and craft room
  • horse riding at RDA Pegasus stables, Morpeth
  • swimming at Wentworth leisure centre
  • allotment and sensory garden
  • newsletter
  • karaoke and music sessions
  • leisure centre – rebound therapy and gym
  • ten pin bowling
  • personal presentation
  • cookery sessions
  • walking
  • Makaton sign language
We also offer bespoke trips out into the community.

Facilities

At the Tynedale centre, we aim to facilitate a variety of educational, social, therapeutic and employment opportunities to broaden life experiences and allow service users to exercise their right to self-determination and choice.

Our belief is that of inclusion, valuing each person’s individual skills and talent. We seek to enable clients to have a real presence in their community by using existing community services, whenever possible, participating and sharing local community facilities.

Our aims and objectives incorporate the service principles of privacy, dignity, respect, choice, independence and fulfilment.

‘Have a say’ users forum meetings are held every eight weeks and include other day services in the Hexham area.

We also input/liaise with other professionals including physiotherapists, occupational therapists, speech therapists, wheelchair services and behaviour analysis intervention teams (BAIT).

Our staff

All staff are trained in statutory/mandatory courses to Northumberland County Council policy. Each role has specific training in NVQ/QCF or equivalent for each post. Our team is made up of:
  • care supervisors
  • care workers
  • drivers
  • cooks
  • administrative staff
We have three supported employment staff who are domestic assistants and work in our kitchen.

Contact details

Beverley Sproates - manager
Email: Beverley.Sproates@northumberland.gov.uk
Telephone: 01434 605245

Joanne Elliott - assistant manager
Email: JoanneRose.Elliott@northumberland.gov.uk
Telephone: 01434 605245

Opening times

  • Monday - Thursday (9am - 4.30pm)
  • Friday (9am - 4pm)