|Chi siamo||The Alan Shearer Centre is a FREE, highly specialist, disability, respite and social provision for children and adults with disabilities.|
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The Alan Shearer Centre comprises two distinct facilities within the same building:
• The Alan Shearer Activity Centre
• The Alan Shearer Short Break Centre
The Centre has its own dedicated fundraising arm:
• The Alan Shearer Foundation
Launched in May 2012, the funds raised through the Foundation go directly to support these two facilities to provide additional benefits for existing users.
The Alan Shearer Activity Centre
The specialist Activity Centre, funded entirely by the Foundation, is completely free of charge to use and is open weekly, Monday to Saturday. It offers access to an array of sensory, fun, and social facilities and activities for disabled people of all ages. We have a hydrotherapy suite, sensory rooms, an interactive sensory cave, a giant ball pool, art and craft rooms and an on-site café. All sensory areas, including the hydrotherapy suite are equipped with tracking hoists for those with mobility difficulties.
The Activity Centre also has beautifully landscaped gardens, offering a mix of large lawn areas and quiet woodland walks with wheelchair accessible paths.
The Alan Shearer Short Break Centre
The Short Break Centre is a registered facility and provides professional respite breaks for people with complex disabilities and challenging behaviour, including people on the autistic spectrum and with Asperger’s Syndrome. The Centre provides parents and carers with a well-earned rest and peace of mind.
The Alan Shearer Centre has full access to the Activity Centre and is the only short break centre in the north east with access to such a wide range of specialist facilities within several acres of grounds. Existing users also benefit from additional free respite breaks, funded by the Foundation.
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