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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:

  • Belgrave

    Learning disability

    2 Belgrave Terrace, South Shields, NE33 2RX

  • Eothen Homes - Gosforth

    Older People

    45 Elmfield Road, Gosforth, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, NE3 4BB

  • Ashbourne Lodge Care Home

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

    The Cedars, Ashbrooke, Sunderland, SR2 7TW

  • Windsor Care Home

    Dementia, Older People

    Windsor Care Home, Victoria Road East, Hebburn, NE31 1YQ

  • Walker Lodge Care Home

    Dementia, Mental health, Older People

    Wharrier Street, Walker, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, NE6 3BR

  • Albany Care Home

    Dementia, Mental health, Older People

    Albany House, Albany Way, Washington, NE37 1BJ

  • The Highlands

    Learning disability, Physical disability

    Durham Road, Birtley, DH3 1LY

  • Huntercombe House - Sunderland

    Alcohol dependence, Drug dependence

    Leechmere Road, Sunderland, SR2 9DJ

  • Woodland View

    Learning disability

    Sea View, Ryhope, Sunderland, SR2 0GW

  • Wheatfield Court

    Older People

    Wheatfield Road, Westerhope, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, NE5 5HQ