Type of property
At Turfside people are welcomed and supported to live independent lives.
Turfside is a three-bedroom bungalow with a kitchen, a living room, a quiet lounge area and a shared bathroom with a shower. There is level access.
Turfside also has an accessible garden for spending time outdoors when the weather is good.
Valued in your community
There are few things more rewarding than feeling like an active and valued part of the community.
Turfside is in a residential area with shops, pubs, restaurants, cafes, takeaways, a library and a post office. Jarrow is the nearest town and has high-street banks and The Viking Shopping Centre.
Nearby South Shields offers the Life Brigade Museum, South Shields Roman Fort, and the Ocean Beach Pleasure Park. Neighbouring Tynemouth has tourist attractions including Tynemouth Aquarium, Tynemouth Priory and Castle, and Gutterball Alley for bowling.
For people who like to stay active, Jarrow Focus Leisure Centre has a gym, exercise classes and a Sports Hall, and Heworth Leisure Centre has a swimming pool. We are also close to the coast which has picturesque walks.
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
Life at Turfside is suitable for people with learning disabilities and autism.
We are ready to welcome a sociable man who likes walking to local coffee shops and swimming. The men we support here are aged 58 and 65, and live with autism, severe learning disabilities and dysphasia.
People enjoy going out for lunch, shopping, watching television, listening to music and being in the community. At Turfside, people choose how they spend their time. Trips to the coast are favourites.
"Turfside is very person-centered. It is a really relaxed place to live.” Manager, Turfside