Henshaws - 3 Red Admiral Court Gateshead

3 Red Admiral Court, Festival Park , Gateshead, Tyne and Wear, NE11 9TW

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  • Carol's carrots cause a chuckle!
  • Current Vacancy
  • How long?!!!


Residents are supported to access facilities in the community by our specialist staff

In Gateshead, Henshaws Housing and Support offers a Residential Care service for six people with a range of disabilities at our spacious and accessible detached house. Red Admiral Court is situated in a quiet housing estate, with easy access to local services and facilities. In addition to long term stays, we can provide support for a Reablement placement or emergency respite care.

The house is always full of laughter and music. People living here range from 25 to 30 years in age and they all do everything you would do and probably more!

Each person who lives at Red Admiral Court has their own weekly activity schedule tailored specifically for their needs and capabilities. They are encouraged and supported to be as independent as they can be.

We regularly have trips away and short activity weekends where we wall climb, abseil, swim, cycle, sail, horse ride and walk. This is all done as independently as possible with super support and encouragement from the staff team.

Let us know your aspirations and we will do all we can to help you achieve them, ensuring you have many new experiences along the way.

If you think we might be able to offer support, our friendly team would love to hear from you, please contact Alison Thornton alison.thornton@henshaws.org.uk or telephone 0191 461 1469.

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Henshaws - 3 Red Admiral Court Gateshead

Address: 3 Red Admiral Court, Festival Park, Gateshead, Tyne and Wear, NE11 9TW

Website: www.henshaws.org.uk

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Latest news

Carol's carrots cause a chuckle!

Resident holding funny shaped carrot

We actively encourage all our residents to get involved in gardening.  Our spacious garden means we are lucky enough to be able to grow our own vegetables which we love to harvest and use in our cooking.

We all had a laugh on Sunday when Carol brought in the latest carrot crop for lunch. Once our hysterics subsided we cooked and ate it - it tasted great!

Last updated on 05 September 2017.

Current Vacancy

Exterior of Red Admiral Court

Red Admiral Court is a large detached property, offering fantastic facilities, particularly tailored towards people with sensory loss.

We currently have a first floor ensuite bedroom available, which can be completely personalised. Emergency or short term respite is also available within the home.

For more information or to arrange a visit please contact  Alison Thornton.

Email alison.thornton@henshaws.org.uk or telephone 0191 461 1469.

Last updated on 25 May 2017.

How long?!!!

Dawn and Steven stood outside house, holding celebration cake

What do you get if you've been with Henshaws for 10 years? If you're lucky, a very yummy cake!

Support Workers Steven and Dawn have worked at Red Admiral Court for 10 years, and celebrated their special anniversary by sharing their cake with those who live in the house and the rest of the staff team.

 Rumour has it there's another staff anniversary coming up, so keep an eye out for more baked goodies!

Last updated on 07 February 2017.

It's what you can do that counts!

Katie Rock Climbing

We've been on a wonderful adventure with the Calvert Trust. Everyone in the house voted to go on an activity holiday, and we had a blast. We went absailing, rock climbing and did archery. Our favourite was the zipwire; we laughed watching Ali (the Registered Manager) have a go!

Last updated on 17 June 2015.

Our activity weekend in the Lake District

The Henshaws team in the Lake District

We have just got back from a fantastic activity weekend in the Lake District.

The group got involved with a whole range of activities during the weekend, including archery, swimming, canoeing, abseiling and rock-climbing.

Katy said: “I managed to get right to the top of the wall again this year and left my wheelchair firmly on the ground, it’s just great being able to beat the boys!”

Dave W told us: “I love going on holiday with my friends and staff, we have a right laugh.”

Scheme Manager Alison Thornton explains what the weekend means to everyone involved:

“We all had a fabulous time at the Calvert Trust in Keswick. Henshaws staff work really hard to encourage and support our guys. It is just amazing to watch people who use our services grow in confidence and independence. Weekends away like this are so important as they feel empowered to do things they never thought they could do. I am so proud to be part of my team, but what excites me most is witnessing Katy, Kev, Aaron and the two Daves achieving so much with positive support.”

You can view the full photo gallery on our website

To find out more about Red Admiral Court and see if we could support you, please contact Alison on 0191 4611469  alison.thornton@henshaws.org.uk

Last updated on 26 March 2014.

Meet the people who use our service

Residents of Red Admiral Court in the kitchen

We promote a positive atmosphere where people are supported to learn new skills and achieve their own personal goals.

 “I’m always out and about doing lots of activities like trampolining, swimming, college courses, bike riding, trips to the library, museums and ten pin bowling – there’s always something to do!”


“One of my biggest achievements is getting my clothes out every day and being able to choose for myself what to wear. I do lots of baking too. I have my own work bench which is adapted for me and I use a talking microwave”


Last updated on 03 June 2013.

Henshaws Reablement Service

Staff support people who use our service with daily living skils to increase independence

Our new reablement service provides a personal programme for people with an acquired disability, or people who have previously received rehabilitation but have lost skills. It is available to anyone over 18 who would benefit from the reablement approach to develop their independent living skills.

Living for a short term at a Henshaws Residential Care Home, our experienced staff and rehabilitation specialists provide training and support to re-establish independence. Typically, this stay could be between 6 to 18 months depending on assessment of need and the time needed for people to develop and improve their skills and abilities.

The aim is to work towards permanent supported living in the individual’s own home area. This longer term service can be provided by Henshaws but we are also used to working with other organisations to provide transition to the new environment and ensure skills are maintained.

What do we offer?

Our services include:

Mobility and travel training to help you get around safely: This may include finding your way around the home and local area, going shopping,using appropriate equipment, keeping safe, travelling on the bus or learning a new route into town.

• Training around the home to help develop your independence: This may include keeping safe in the home, making drinks, cooking meals and washing clothes along with any other tasks you would like to learn or you find difficult.

• Advice to enable you to make the most of your skills: For people with sight loss we provide advice and information on eye health, making your home more accessible,  and using Low Vision aids

• Support to develop communication skills: This may include money skills, organising your time, using a telephone, learning Braille or helping you to access information.

Training and support is provided by our qualified and experienced staff. They are supported by qualified rehabilitation specialists with an extensive understanding of working with people with visual impairments and additional disabilities.

The cost of the reablement service is subject to individual assessment of need.

Paul’s story

Paul has had a severe visual impairment since he was born. He commuted into London for 34 years until, after being made redundant with many of his colleagues, he decided to move to Yorkshire and make a new start.  Paul says:

“After a period of time I found I missed the day to day friendship of workmates and started to lose my confidence. My sister and I started to look for somewhere that I could regain the independence I had lost and learn new skills. I knew about Henshaws in Harrogate but thought that it was just a college for younger people‘’

Paul’s sister Lynne says: “What a relief it was to hear that the charity also provided reablement programmes with the possibility of a future for Paul. The staff at Henshaws made the transition easy whilst giving Paul the choice of a programme both suitable and enjoyable for him whilst he achieves his goals.”

Paul now lives in one of our residential houses, has started to learn new living skills and attends sessions at Henshaws Arts & Crafts centre alongside social activities provided by other local organisations.

To find out more about Henshaws Housing & Support or to arrange a visit, please contact Wendy Harrison, Housing & Support Manager on 01423 541558 or email wendy.harrison@henshaws.org.uk

Last updated on 03 June 2013.

Key facts about this care service

Care Quality Commission inspection ratings

Size of care home

Small6 beds

Registered manager in post

Yes registered manager in post

Annual staff turnover

Lower than average with a value of 0%

Food hygiene rating

No rating available

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Type of care provided by this organisation

Care home without nursing

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Last updated on 05 September 2017.

Information supplied by Henshaws Society for Blind People