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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:

  • Garden Hill Care Centre

    Older People

    32 St Michaels Avenue, South Shields, NE33 3AN

  • Thorndale

    Learning disability

    8 Thornhill Park, Sunderland, SR2 7JZ

  • Moorfield House

    Older People

    6 Kenton Road, Gosforth, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, NE3 4NB

  • Holly House

    Learning disability

    Hall Lane, Houghton-le-Spring, DH5 8DA

  • Wallace Mews

    Learning disability, Physical disability

    230 Mowbray Road, South Shields, NE33 3BE

  • Cranlea

    Dementia, Older People

    1 Kingston Park Avenue, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, NE3 2HB

  • Craghall Residential Home

    Dementia, Older People

    Matthew Bank, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, NE2 3RD

  • Henshaws Society for Blind People - 3 Red Admiral

    Learning disability, Physical disability, Sensory impairment

    3 Red Admiral Court, Festival Park, Gateshead, NE11 9TW

  • Ravenscroft

    Learning disability

    West View, Wrekenton, Gateshead, NE9 7UY

  • Barchester Harton Grange Care Home

    Dementia, Mental health, Older People

    Bolden Lane, South Shields, NE34 0LZ