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Tyne and Wear care homes and Tyne and Wear nursing homes

Tyne & Wear is the 44th largest county in England yet is the 13th largest by population. This largely because it is made up of the five heavily populated metropolitan boroughs of North Tyneside, South Tyneside, Newcastle upon Tyne, Gateshead and Sunderland, all formerly parts of the counties of Durham and Northumberland.

Economically this area was in the doldrums for many years after the decline of the mining and shipping industries but in recent years there has been a largely successful regeneration which can be most obviously seen in the redevelopment of the run down former factories and warehouses along the Tyne in Newcastle and Gateshead.

To many people in the rest of the UK the area is known for the intense local rivalries between the towns, as exemplified by the partisan support for the local football teams.

As of the 2001 census there were 128,190 people aged over 70 living in the Tyne and Wear area, approximately 11.9% of the total population. Within the county there are 343 residential care and nursing care homes providing services for older people and people with learning disabilities.

Below is a full list of care homes, sheltered care homes, respite care homes and nursing homes in Tyne & Wear:

  • Greenbank

    Learning disability

    North View Terrace, Colliery Row, Houghton-le-Spring, DH4 5NW

  • St Oswalds Care Home

    Dementia, Older People, Physical disability, Sensory impairment...

    2 Crowhall Lane, Felling, Gateshead, NE10 9PX

  • Amber House - Newcastle-upon-Tyne

    Dementia

    Martin Way, Brunswick Village, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, NE13 7EZ

  • Abbeymoor Neurodisability Centre

    Physical disability

    Market Lane, Swalwell, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, NE16 3DZ

  • South Hill Road

    Learning disability

    25 South Hill Road, Gateshead, NE8 2XR

  • St Peters Court

    Dementia, Older People

    98 Church Bank Road, Wallsend, NE28 7LH

  • The Highlands

    Learning disability, Physical disability

    Durham Road, Birtley, DH3 1LY

  • 3 Ripon Gardens

    Learning disability

    Ripon Gardens, Jesmond, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, NE2 1HN

  • Roseway House

    Dementia, Older People

    Wear Street, Jarrow, NE32 3JN

  • Briardene Care Home

    Dementia, Older People

    Newbiggin Lane, Westerhope, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, NE5 1NA