Life-changing support for adults with learning disabilities, autism, physical disabilities, acquired brain injuries, mental health conditions and drug and alcohol addiction.
Type of property
At Milburn Court apartments, people benefit from a vibrant network of staff and friends, while having peace and quiet when they need it too.
There are ten two-bedroom apartments, each with an open-plan kitchen and living room. The apartments have a mixture of ensuite and standard bathrooms, some wet room style and some with showers over the bath.
apartment five is a dedicated communal apartment available for all residents to use and comes equipped with a television, a playstation and a Nintendo Wii. Assistive technology can be tailored to suit the needs of each person and includes an intercom system and external CCTV.
Therapeutic animals are encouraged - we have a cat, two tarantulas, fish, and some budgies.
Valued in your community
Milburn Court is in the village of Ashington, with its small cafes, pubs and takeaways, as well as a newsagent and a post office. The main high-street has shops, supermarkets, banks and the Woodhorn Museum. Later this year, a cinema and bowling alley are due to open nearby.
For people who like to stay active, there is a brand new leisure centre within walking distance, which has a gym, exercise classes and a swimming pool. We are also close to the coast which has picturesque walks.
Tynemouth and South Shields are nearby and offer tourist attractions including Tynemouth Aquarium, Tynemouth Priory and Castle, Gutterball Alley for bowling, the Life Brigade Museum, South Shields Roman Fort, and the Ocean Beach Pleasure Park.
Newcastle-upon-Tyne provides access to larger shops and amenities. People like to visit the Life Science Centre, Victoria Tunnel Tours, the Discovery Museum, Great North Museum, Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art, a number of theatres and cinemas, Eldon Square shopping centre, and Newcastle Castle.
Living at this service
Milburn Court is classified as a forensic facility, so it is well suited to non-vulnerable people. We are ready to welcome a man of any age.
People here have many interests including volunteering, working, listening to music, watching television, karaoke, walking, gardening, shopping, cooking, fishing, football, swimming, and being in the community. One resident plays the banjo, the keyboard and the guitar, and also has some decks.
At Milburn Court, people choose how they spend their time. Trips to the coast and local tourist attractions are favourites. People go on holiday each year - we even had a group trip to Turkey.
“At Milburn Court, the staff are always around. They have great links with the social team around the people we support. The building is in a great location with access to all amenities. The team focuses on promoting independence to all the people we support, with the aim of them moving into their own home, unsupported. The long-standing staff have created stability and built healthy relationships with everyone here.” Manager, Milburn Court