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Local health services

Northumbria Healthcare NHS Trust and Newcastle Hospitals provide care in your home, from your GP practice, in a primary care centre, and for children, in schools.

Services include:

  • learning disabilities
  • continence services
  • palliative care
  • speech and language therapy
  • equipment and wheelchair loans

For more information visit Northumbria Healthcare NHS Trust or Newcastle based hospitals.

Children's services

Northumbria Healthcare NHS Trust offer a wide range of services to children.

Services include:

  • audio screening
  • mental health
  • healthy weight
  • occupational therapy
  • speech and language therapy
  • paediatrician services
  • hospital services

For more information visit Northumbria Healthcare NHS Trust.

Each special school has its own school nurse. If your child is attending a Special School and you need more information about school nurse services, please contact the school directly.

Otherwise, you can find information on health visiting and school health services by following the link below.

Children's Public Health Service (0-19)

Local mental health and disability services

Northumberland, Tyne and Wear NHS Foundation Trust provide urgent care, planned care and specialist services.

For more information visit the Northumberland, Tyne and Wear NHS Foundation Trust.

Dental services

Northumbria Dental Service provides specialised NHS dental treatment and oral health promotion services for adults and children in Northumberland and North Tyneside who have been referred by a medical or dental practitioner or other health or social care professional.

For more information visit Northumbria Healthcare NHS Trust.


Physiotherapist work with children from 0 -19 years, who:

  • live or attend school in Northumberland or North Tyneside
  • have problems with the development of their movement
  • have conditions which affect their movement or have had musculo-skeletal injuries

For more information visit Northumbria Healthcare NHS Trust.

Speech and language therapy

Speech and language therapists work with children and young people aged 0-19 with

  • eating and drinking and needs
  • speech and language needs
  • communication needs

For more information visit Northumbria Healthcare NHS Trust.

Voluntary and community sector support

The Alan Shearer Centre is a specialist, respite, residential and social facility for people with complex disabilities and acute sensory impairments. The centre provides:

  • a specialist recreational, sensory and social resource for disabled people of all ages
  • respite breaks in a safe and specially adapted environment for people with a range of disabilities and behavioural issues
  • residential accommodation for adults with profound and multiple disabilities

Visit the Alan Shearer Centre.

St Oswald's Hospice offer respite breaks and care for children and young adults with progressive, life shortening conditions.

Visit St Oswald's Hospice.

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A guide for professionals, parents/carers and young people with social, emotional and mental health needs.

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