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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19 May 2017

Dennis, a resident at Howdon Care Centre in Wallsend, wanted to make his girlfriend Agnes’ birthday a special affair.

He set to work surprising her with flowers and chocolates, before whisking her off to a lovely lunch date, at a restaurant of her choice. Agnes chose to go to the Toby Carvery in Shiremoor, enjoying a lovely roast dinner and cheeky half a pint.

Ruth Todd, Home Manager, said: “This lovely day out epitomises life in a care home. The residents are able to come and go as they please doing activities that are meaningful to them. Our job as the care team is to offer support when it’s needed. I’m glad Agnes was able to enjoy her birthday and Dennis got her wish to surprise her.”

Meanwhile back at the home, the other residents were having some fun Aqua Painting.

Jade Richardson, Personal Activities Leader, explains: “The Aqua Paints are great! You can 'paint' inside the lines and objects will appear but it doesn’t matter if you go out of the lines as a beautiful background will be revealed. One of the gentlemen who was painting told me he felt like he was doing magic, as he was creating all of these beautiful pictures."

Are you looking for a care home in Wallsend? Howdon Care Centre provides support for all types of care including day care, intermediate care, end of life/palliative care, respite care and residential care.

dementia care blog

19 May 2017

Dementia is set to be the 21st century's biggest killer. But awareness and understanding remains low and many families are facing it alone. That’s why, during the Week, we want everyone to come together and take action. By uniting, we can raise awareness, offer help & understanding and improve care. You can find more information on the Alzheimer’s Society website.

To mark Dementia Awareness Week, Four Seasons Health Care is hosting four guest blogs from our team of dementia experts.

Our final blog takes the form of a poem and comes from Nina Hutchison from Gowrie House care home in Fife.

Nina has supported colleagues in facilitating training modules within the Dementia Care Framework. She has been so inspired by the Dementia care framework, and especially the Dementia Experience, that she wrote this poem about her understanding of how a resident may feel living with Dementia.

Dementia Experience Poem

Walk in my Shoes,

Just for a day,

Feel how I feel,

It’s the easiest way,

The jigsaw is there,

The pieces are too,

They don’t seem to fit

It’s a bit of a do,

Hear what I hear,

And see what I see,

I’m not sure where I am,

But I know I’m me,

Step into my shoes,

The experience may be difficult,

And at times a bit rough

But you can say when you’ve had enough

But this is my life, my everyday world

Some days nice and calm,

And other days a swirl,

The one thing to remember when the experience is done,

Help me with my memories,

And the days that I have none.

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7 May 2017

The care team at Howdon Care Centre in Wallsend made one resident’s wish come true as they whisked her off to a farm, which triggered many happy memories of her childhood.

Ruth Todd, Home Manager, explained: “Catherine talked of how she loved this time of year, as it’s ‘lambing season’ and how when she lived on a farm she used to help look after the little lambs. So the Activities team decided to take Catherine and a few others to the nearby Whitehouse farm, where they were able to feed the lambs. It was a lovely experience and nice to do something that was really close to Catherine’s heart.”

Catherine said: “I honestly never thought I would be back on a farm, getting my hands dirty. The baby lambs were absolutely adorable.”

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, intermediate care and day care

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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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