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

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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Short-stay care

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

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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

Lorraine-Kirkpatrick-Inspiring-Excellence-Mental-Health-Learning-Disability-Award

23 May 2016

Lorraine Kirkpatrick, Regional Manager in Northern Ireland, claimed the Inspiring Excellence in Mental Health and Learning Disability Award, beating tough competition at the Northern Ireland Nurse of the Year Awards.

Carol Cousins, Managing Director for Four Seasons Northern Ireland, said: “Everyone at Four Seasons wants to congratulate Lorraine on her success. She is an outstanding example in this field and her award is very well deserved.”

Lorraine qualified as a registered mental health nurse in 1998, and now leads Four Seasons diverse mental health services. She is an advocate for ensuring people who have mental health issues have a voice and can make decisions enabling their independence.

Carol Cousins added: “Lorraine beat the competition in this category because of her continued hard work and dedication in this field. She has ran a number of projects which have increased people’s independence, with the ultimate goal of them living on their own or with residential support. Well done again Lorraine. We are all very proud of you.”

Would you like to work for Four Seasons? Take a look at our list of current vacancies on our careers page.

23 Mar 2016

Below is a poem written by everyone at Howdon Care Centre in Wallsend to celebrate World Poetry Day.

During the War

During the war
times were hard
We had lots of fun
No shoes for our feet
But how we could run

The bombs would pass us by
And in the rubble we’d play
With not a care in the world
In the sun we would lay

The winters were cold
The fires would blaze
We’d bath in front of the fire
Oh yes, those were the days

The memories I have are fond
They’ll last 3 score and more
And when my time has come
I'll smile through heaven’s door

Pat (72) and Tracy (48) celebrate their 18th and 12th Birthdays at Howdon Care Home

2 Mar 2016

Joint celebrations were held at Howdon Care Home in Wallsend Tyneside, on Monday 29th Februrary, as two people celebrated their birthdays.

Resident Pat McIlvenney celebrated turning 18, whilst carer Tracy turned 12.

“I’m older than my son, Ryan, who is 18,” laughed Tracy, who was born in 1968.

“I remember when he was 10, I was 10 too, and he said you can’t be mam, look at the size of us. It took a bit of explaining.”

A big party was held for Pat – who is actually 72 -, from North Shields, which was attended by her family, many of her 70 fellow residents and staff members at the home.

“Pat is very excited about it,” said Tracy. “We have a good chat about it and a joke. After all, you’re not 18 every day.

“I get on well with Pat, we all do. I’ve got her a little present.”

Pat and Tracy belong to a select group. The chance of being born on a leap day is one in 1,461 and as such there are five million leaplings around the world.

The poet Lord Byron was born on a leap day, as were rapper Ja Rule and former Newcastle United Darren Ambrose.

Tracy added: “Obviously you celebrate your birthday in non Leap years, but what date you choose can be different.

“Pat celebrates hers on February 28 and I celebrate mine on March 1.

“When it is my official birthday I tend to do something a bit special.”

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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.

manager

Care Home Manager

Ruth Todd

Kent Avenue, Howdon, Wallsend, NE28 0JE

0191 639 0351

0191 639 0351

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