Welcome to Howdon Care Centre

Howdon Care Centre provides a wide range of services, including specialised dementia care, residential care, short term and palliative care. This means that as people’s care needs change, the well-trained and experienced team will be able to continue to care for them without needing to find a new home.

As a modern, purpose-built home, our facilities are first-rate. Inside, each floor has light, airy lounges and dining rooms and all our bedrooms are en-suite Outside, our landscaped grounds with a sensory garden, are the perfect place to enjoy the fresh air during the warmer months.

At Howdon we put the health and happiness of our residents at the heart of everything we do. Our residents’ needs matter and we go the extra mile to ensure they are met. What is more, we boast a hairdressing salon, a great activities programme and our dementia café gives families and friends a lovely place to spend together.

We can be found among the residential streets of Wallsend, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, which is between Newcastle city centre and North Shields. The shops are close by and it’s easy to get around on public transport.

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Life at Howdon Care Centre

A carer and a resident

The care and compassion that was demonstrated by your staff to both my mum and our family was of the highest level.

Mrs Maureen Stratford, Howdon Care Centre

Types of care

Residential care

This is for those who may need some help with daily activities such as eating, washing, dressing...

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Dementia care

People living with dementia have different needs, so either a residential or nursing care home...

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Nursing care

Someone may need nursing care if they have a certain physical condition or difficulties. This...

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Short-stay care

Short-stay care is often called "respite care". It means someone can stay at Howdon Care...

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End of life / palliative care

It's vital that everyone gets the right care and support at this important and sensitive time....

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Intermediate care

Also known as "step-up, step-down", or rehabilitation care, intermediate care offers an alternative...

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Specialist care

Howdon Care Centre also offers specialist help for adults and young people with different needs,...

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Day care

This is for those who only need top-up care, from a bit of extra company during the day to...

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Facilities & services

Making care special is at the heart of Howdon Care Centre in Wallsend. Our philosophy starts with getting to know each person as an individual and understanding what they need.

  • All ensuite
  • On site hairdressing
  • Library
  • Quiet lounge
  • TV lounge
  • Lifts
  • Landscaped gardens
  • Patio
  • Sensory gardens
  • Flat screen TV in lounge

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Call, email or fill in the form to find out more information about the home or to arrange a visit.

Care home manager

Ruth Todd

Kent Avenue, Howdon, Wallsend, NE28 0JE

0191 639 0351

howdon.care@fshc.co.uk

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20 Jul 2015

We have received a record numbers of ROCK (Recognition of Care and Kindness) Award nominations this month here at Four Seasons Health Care. We are getting lots of nominations each week from our residents and their relatives and friends, expressing their kind words and heartfelt messages about employees in our care homes. We know there is always room for improvement, but reading these nominations, it is clear to see the positive impact some of our staff make on residents and their relatives.

A number of homes have created their own award ceremonies in which personalities in the local area have visited the home to present the ROCK Awards to members of staff. One of our Home Managers has even compared it to the Oscars because her staff members have received so many awards.

A ROCK award is a nationwide honour that highlights the impact a Four Seasons Health Care employee has made on the lives of people living in one of our care homes. It’s an internal award where staff can be nominated by residents, their relatives and their friends, who have witnessed or experienced employees demonstrating excellent standards of care and kindness within their role.

Nominations can be made via the homes with nomination cards or directly through our website by clicking here.

If you are interested in working for one of our care homes click here.

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7 Jul 2015

A volunteer at Howdon Care Centre’s café has been praised for her work and nominated for a Commendation Award. Mary Baitey is always helping the home in whatever way she can - she tirelessly volunteers in their dementia café The Tyne Teas Pitstop and visits residents on a regular basis.

Mary was nominated for the Chairman of North Tyneside Council’s Commendation Award by members of the activities team at Howdon Care Centre, Wallsend. The award is designed to recognise people in the area, both young and old, who volunteer their time to help others in the community.

Mary’s late husband, Michael, was a resident at the home which is how she built up such strong relationships with staff and residents to become a volunteer.

Open every day, the Tyne Teas Pitstop provides a comfortable and relaxing environment in which residents and visitors can sit with their loved ones and enjoy tea and light refreshments or learn more about dementia. The café has been decorated to reflect the history of the area to reinforce the home’s connection with the local community and help trigger positive memories.

In addition, the café holds two open days each month to offer advice and support for people from the local community who may be moving into the care home or who simply want to talk to a specialist about dementia.

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6 Jul 2015

Young and old came together to mark this year’s Care Home Open Day (June 19th) for a day of street fun at Howdon Care Centre, Howdon.

Residents and visitors thoroughly enjoyed the street party with lots of fun activities, great food, tombola, stalls and entertainment and it seemed the best setting to recognise an award recently presented to volunteer Mary Baitey, seen here in the centre of the photograph.

Ruth Todd, Manager at the home, said: “We always love welcoming visitors and it was great that so many people came along to celebrate the day with us. We see Care Home Open Day as a way of showing people what life is like in a care home, and to see behind the doors for themselves.

Care Home Open Day is celebrated by care homes across the country. It aims to encourage stronger relationships between care homes and the local community. It also provides a chance for people to come and see what life inside a home is really like and get to know some of the fascinating people who live there.

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