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.
Life at Howdon Care Centre
We know how important it is that those who live in our home have delicious, nutritious food. Our chef knows our residents’ likes and dislikes and goes out of his way to create tasty food that everyone will enjoy.
Howdon residents can pick and choose from our activity programme. For some there won’t be enough hours in the day to fit in all that we offer and we often invite entertainers and people from the local community as part of our busy calendar. Others, though, will prefer to dip in and out, pursuing their own hobbies or enjoying one-to-one pursuits with our two dedicated activity leaders. It is entirely up to the individual how much or how little they take part in.
All of the girls are lovely; they're really good with my wife. They really care and remember the important things like cuddles and making her laugh.
Types of care
This is for those who may need some help with daily activities such as eating, washing, dressing...
People living with dementia have different needs, so either a residential or nursing care home...
Someone may need nursing care if they have a certain physical condition or difficulties. This...
Short-stay care is often called "respite care". It means someone can stay at Howdon Care...
Howdon Care Centre also offers specialist help for adults and young people with different...
End of life / palliative care
It's vital that everyone gets the right care and support at this important and sensitive time....
Also known as "step-up, step-down", or rehabilitation care, intermediate care offers an alternative...
This is for those who only need top-up care, from a bit of extra company during the day to...
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
- Quiet lounge
- TV lounge
- Landscaped gardens
- Sensory gardens
- Flat screen TV in lounge
28 Jan 2016
As the Royal College of Nursing prepares to celebrate their 100th Birthday, they have launched a photography competition in collaboration with the Royal Photographic Society with the aim to show a record of nursing over 100 years.
Two photographs have been submitted for the competition by our Northern Ireland team which can be seen above.
Carol Cousins, Managing Director NI, explains “The first image in the garden was decided on after discussing the difficulties with nurse recruitment. We decided to take a novel approach by supporting the Home Managers and Practice Support Manager to ‘grow their own’ nurses".
“The second image is all about ‘It was not like that in our day’. Growing up our mums talked fondly of nursing and always told us “it wasn’t like that in our day”. Wanting to prove them wrong we decided to follow in their footsteps and now we have a combined total of 122 years’ service to the nursing profession".
"We have to explain new world of nursing – Gary, Infection Control and Clinical Development Nurse, shows his mum modern clinical technology. Rebecca, who is about to commence Adult Nursing with the University of Brighton, demonstrates the ways fob watches have moved with the times and can still be fashionable. Meanwhile Leah models for her mum that nurses can wear trousers”.
The competition is open to RCN members and the public. The collection will be added to the RCN archive with 50 images shortlisted to form an exhibition which will be loaned to various places across the UK.
Entries so far can be seen here.
The competition will close for entries 29th February.
3 Nov 2015
Howdon Care Centre in Wallsend recently launched their newly developed sensory garden. The garden has been redesigned in order to enhance the specialised dementia care available at Howdon in line with their PEARL accreditation. The team arranged a BBQ to celebrate the opening of the garden and invited relatives and all involved in the creation of the garden.
To make the most of the autumn sunshine, the team thought it would be a great idea to host a BBQ to mark the occasion. A number of local personalities were invited to attend – all of which had some involvement in the creation of the garden. Gary Bell, Chairman of North Tyneside Council, was chosen to open the garden alongside former Chairman, Councillor Tommy Mulvenna who played a huge part in fundraising for the garden. The garden was blessed by local Reverend Emma Duff.
Ruth Todd, Home Manager, told us “The garden will provide areas for all our residents and relatives to enjoy – it is part our of development programme of specialised dementia care. I would like to thank all who attending the opening and all those involved in the creation. I’m overwhelmed by all the time, love and effort that has gone into the project”.
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8 Oct 2015
Howdon Care Centre in Wallsend recently received a generous donation from North Tyneside Council. They were chosen in 2014 as one of the main charities to focus their fundraising on by Tommy Mulvenna, Chairman of North Tyneside Council, when he stepped into the role.
Through dedication from the team at Howdon, residents, Councillor Mulvenna and other council members, Howdon was presented with £1300 in donations from various fundraising activities throughout the year. The money will be put towards giving the garden a makeover for the residents to enjoy. It will also help Howdon with our PEARL (Positively Enriching and Enhancing Residents' Lives) accreditation – this is a specialised dementia service recognised by Four Seasons Health Care.
Councillor Mulvenna has since said, “I would like to give a special thanks to the team at North Tyneside Council for their generosity and support through all the fundraising events. The organisations I picked support such fantastic causes and the money we are donating will help to continue the excellent work they do”.
The activities team at Howdon were able to collect the cheque on behalf of the home alongside the Relative’s Support Group Chair Lady.
Ruth Todd, Home Manager, told us “It was such an honour for Howdon Care Centre to be chosen as one of the charities. The money has helped improve all aspects of the home and in turn improve the experience residents gain from us. I can’t thank Councillor Mulvenna and North Tyneside Council enough for their generous support”.
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