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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17 Nov 2017

As the witching hour struck, Four Seasons homes across the UK were welcoming their own witches, warlocks, vampires and mummies for tea.

Although nobody went our trick or treating, our residents got up to a lot of spooktacular behaviour to celebrate the day, with the odd sweet treat thrown in every now and then.

Our care teams pulled out all of the stops to transform the homes from lovely warm environments, to something Casper would be happy to haunt.

In Wallsend, residents and the team at Howdon Care Centre enjoyed a gruesome Halloween party.

Libby Taws, Home Manager, said: “The team really got into the Halloween spirit. Everyone had a great time. We invited Steve Lucock and his furry friends to join us and some local children came and enjoyed the show. It was fun to see how everyone embraced the witching hour.”

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

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16 Nov 2017

Four Seasons Health Care were finalists in nine categories at this year’s LaingBuisson Awards, and at the awards ceremony on Wednesday 15th November, the organisation was awarded with a well-deserved award.

The LaingBuisson Awards recognise and celebrate industry excellence and innovative services in the public, private and third sectors.

Four Seasons Health Care scooped the award in the ‘Nursing Practice’ category in recognition of the innovative approach to the advancement of nursing knowledge and nursing education within the care home sector.

Our Care Home Nursing Journal (CNJ) along with our individual Nursing Twitter channel (@FSHCNurses) won plaudits with the judges for being totally unique within the care sector.

Furthermore, there was a recognition of the achievements of the front-line nurses who have written articles, presented at conferences, won scholarships and been finalists at numerous nursing awards in the past 12 months. Again, these achievements are unique within the care sector.

Joanne Strain, Head of Nursing, said: “This is a terrific result for Four Seasons Health Care and real recognition of our growing influence amongst care home nurses in the UK. This is only the start of our journey and I want to dedicate this award to all our tremendous nurses across the FSHC family”.

Carol Cousins, Northern Ireland Managing Director, also commented on the award success. She said: “This award is recognition for inspirational nurse leaders in creating the first clinical nursing journal in the independent care home sector – well done to all involved”.

While CNJ editorial board member, and Clinical Lead Nurse of Cameron House Care Home in Bury, Craig Priestley stated: “I’m so proud we won – the CNJ is one of the best learning resources we have for Four Seasons Nurses. It has shaped and improved nursing practice and helped to improve quality of life – well done to all involved in its production!”

If you’d like to take a look at the award winning journal, it’s available on the Four Seasons website in the publications area.

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31 Oct 2017

Residents at Howdon Care Centre in Wallsend have been busy making Halloween decorations for their spooktacular party.

Libby Taws, Home Manager, said: “The residents have been really busy making lots of decorations. They’re looking forward to inviting everyone into the home to have the best Halloween party ever! Our fried Steve Lucock and his animal friends will be making a special appearance to keep everyone entertained Watch this space.”

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, respite care and specialist 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.

Care home manager: Libby Taws

Kent Avenue, Howdon, Wallsend, NE28 0JE

0191 2837618

0191 639 0351

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