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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:

  • Tyneview Nursing Home

    Older People

    Cuthbert Street, Gateshead, NE8 1AF

  • Maple Lodge Care Home

    Dementia, Mental health

    Woolwich Road, Witherwack, Sunderland, SR5 5SF

  • 9 Lavender Road

    Learning disability, Physical disability

    Whickham, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, NE16 4LR

  • Lorne Terrace

    Learning disability

    Ashbrooke, Sunderland, SR2 7BU

  • Sunnyside

    Learning disability

    83 Marine Approach, South Shields, NE33 2TE

  • Woodlands

    Dementia, Older People

    Great North Road, Wideopen, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, NE13 6PL

  • Dorset House

    Dementia, Learning disability, Mental health, Older People...

    off Station Road, Wallsend, NE28 8EN

  • Thorncliffe House

    Dementia, Older People, Physical disability

    Thorncliffe, 15 Thornhill Park, Sunderland, SR2 7LA

  • Manor Road Residential Home

    Older People

    2 Manor Road, Tynemouth, North Shields, NE30 4RH

  • Valley View Residential Care Home

    Dementia, Older People

    Burn Road, Winlaton, Blaydon-on-Tyne, NE21 6DY