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.

Our Dementia Care Framework Plaque

We are especially trained in caring for those living with dementia. Our unique approach is based on understanding dementia form the resident’s perspective, enabling us to deliver Special Resident Experiences and consistently good care everywhere.

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

Swan Lodge is a clean, organised and caring home and my mother has had better care than we ever thought she would have since being unable to remain in her own home. Throughout her year at Swan Lodge we could not fault the carers in any way and I would recommend this home to anyone.

Catherine Montgomery, Daughter of Resident/Service User at Howdon Care Centre

I really enjoy my stay here I am very impressed with the care that Annie gets from the staff.

Samuel Douglas, Friend of Resident/Service User at Howdon Care Centre

I am relaxed. I do a little bit of everything I just enjoy it here.

Muriel Selby, Resident / Service User at Howdon Care Centre

I am happy with my wife's care, they could do with more staff, carers are very good and sometimes worn out.

Arthur Woodward, Husband of Resident/Service User at Howdon Care Centre

Nice clean home, good all round standard.

Janet Clark, Wife of Resident/Service User at Howdon Care Centre

I feel comfortable and like the staff. I love Thursday pamper day. I like joining in the activities and have holy communion every Sunday.

Elizabeth Irwin, Resident / Service User at Howdon Care Centre

I have quite enjoyed my stay here nothing is a bother.

Doreen Kennedy, Resident / Service User at Howdon Care Centre

Its comfortable here and I am happy enough. I like the staff to chat with me. I like having my hands massaged and my nails done.

Helen Welsh, Resident / Service User at Howdon Care Centre

Very pleased with the standard of care.

Samuel Douglas, Husband of Resident/Service User at Howdon Care Centre

I am quite happy with my wifes care in general.

Jimmy Johnson, Husband of Resident/Service User at Howdon Care Centre

Types of care

Residential care

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

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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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Respite care

Respite care, or short-stay care, means someone can stay at Howdon Care Centre whether...

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Specialist care

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

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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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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
  • Wi-fi

Our news

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20 Feb 2017

In Wallsend on Wednesday 1st February 2017 Howdon Care Centre’s top bakes got busy making cakes for the Digni-Tea morning and bake sale.

Ruth Todd, Home Manager, said: “The bakers pulled out all of the stops with their delicacies. We enjoyed strawberries and cream, ginger cakes, lemon drizzle cakes, orange and white choc-chip. Needless to say they were all equally delicious.”

The cakes were served at the Digni-Tea event held at the home to mark Dignity Action Day.

Residents, relatives and the care team also wrote their interpretations of what dignity meant to them onto leaves that they then stuck onto their dignity tree.

Are you looking for a care home in Wallsend? Howdon Care Centre offers support for all types of care including day care, dementia care, specialist care and intermediate care.

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18 Feb 2017

We certainly have some well-travelled residents in Howdon Care Centre at Wallsend, as the home celebrated Burns Night and Chinese New Year.

Ruth Todd, Home Manager, said: “On Burns Night we celebrated in style. We had haggis, neeps and tatties washed down with a wee dram of whiskey. We themed our home with highland colours, listened to the bagpipes and played Scottish themed prize bingo. One of our gents who is from Scotland thanked the team for a wonderful night, saying that it brought back many memories.”

Fast forward a couple of days later and you’d think you’d walked into a little area of China when you visited the home.

The home was decorated with Chinese lanterns and Chinese writing which the residents helped to make. Each resident received a red envelope with a gold chocolate coin, sampled a very oriental style menu and celebrated the Year of the Rooster,” explained Ruth.

Are you looking for a care home in Wallsend? Howdon Care Centre offers support for all types of care including residential care, dementia care, nursing care, day care and intermediate care.

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25 Jan 2017

Nobody likes staying in hospital. In fact many of us count down the days until we get discharged. But what happens when we still need a bit of care to help us in our rehabilitation before we’re allowed to return home?

This is where Four Seasons Health Care’s Intermediate Care Service can help.

Intermediate care is also known as ‘step-up, step-down’ or rehabilitation care. It can be an alternative to a prolonged or unnecessary hospital stay. It can help you avoid going into hospital in the first place, or provide somewhere to get better when you’re not quite ready to go home. Once you are completely rehabilitated, you are able to return to your own home.

Where would you rather stay to aid your rehabilitation? In hospital? In a care home environment?

With this in mind a number of our homes - with the support of their Local Authority, Primary Care Trusts and the Care Quality Commission - have set up Intermediate Care Beds to aid the transition from hospital, rehabilitation to home.

Over the coming weeks we will be showcasing some of our homes who provide this service.

Our case studies will focus on:

Paul Hayes, Commissioning and Commercial Operations Director for Four Seasons Health Care, said: “Intermediate care is only a short-term solution. The average length of stay for the purpose of rehabilitation is 6 weeks. It doesn’t mean that people can’t leave before then, but we like to make sure that they’re 100% fighting fit before they leave us.”

More information about our intermediate care service and other types of care and support we offer is available on our website.

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If you'd like to arrange a visit to Howdon Care Centre in Wallsend, or talk to us about our care options, please call, email, or fill in the contact form.

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Care Home Manager

Ruth Todd

Kent Avenue, Howdon, Wallsend, NE28 0JE

0191 263 9436

0191 639 0351

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