The Alan Shearer Foundation was set up to directly support the Alan Shearer Centre in Newcastle:

a highly specialist, disability, respite, residential and social provision for people with complex and acute disabilities and sensory impairments.

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The Alan Shearer Centre

We need to raise at least £250,000 every year to ensure we can continue to provide free sensory and specialist leisure activities and offer free and subsidised respite breaks for profoundly disabled adults.

Situated in its own grounds on the outskirts of Newcastle, the Alan Shearer Centre comprises three specialist facilities on the same site:

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The Alan Shearer Activity Centre

A specialist recreational, sensory and social resource for disabled people of all ages, catering to a wide spectrum of need. Facilities are completely free to use and include a hydrotherapy suite, sensory rooms and cave, a giant ball pool, a music room, seasonal activities and a café. Overhead tracking and hoists are fitted throughout, enabling full accessibility to all areas for those with limited mobility.


Creative Sound & Music Room


Gardens and grounds




Sensory cave


Sensory rooms






Browne's Cafe


The Alan Shearer Short Break Centre

Providing highly specialised respite breaks in a safe and specially adapted environment for people with a range of disabilities and behavioural issues, the centre also allows parents and carers to take a well-earned rest. It is the only short break centre in the North East with its own on-site Activity Centre, set in over an acre of private, beautifully landscaped, accessible grounds.

Our Alan Shearer Specialist Residential Home

Also, part of the Alan Shearer Centre, the home offers residential accommodation for adults with profound and multiple disabilities. Here we provide longer-term, safe and nurturing care and support, and our residents have full access to the on-site Activity Centre.

As An Individual

How your support can make a difference

Your generosity can change the lives of so many families who use the Alan Shearer Centre. You’ll be helping to keep this amazing Centre totally free of charge.

As An Organisation

How your business can make a difference

Companies play a significant role in generating income to help us fund The Alan Shearer Centre. Your donations will make a significant impact on the lives of the people who use it.

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