Bradbury View Residential and Short Break

BradburyViewChildrensHomeBradbury View is a state of the art 26-bed children’s home and short break facility which provides residential care for children and young people aged between 6 and 18-years-old, who have a learning difficulty and/or physical disability with additional needs.

This could include: communication/interaction difficulties, Autism Spectrum Disorders, cognition and learning issues, behaviour, social and development needs, visual impairments, hearing loss and sensory processing difficulties.

To best meet the complex and individual needs of our children and young people the home is organised into four separate pods, three of which are residential and one specific for short breaks.


Bradbury View is located in Killingworth Village, Forest Hall. It benefits from a large selection of shops, cafes, pubs, restaurants and banks. It has excellent transport links to the coastal areas of Tynemouth, Whitley Bay and North Shields and the city of Newcastle upon Tyne.


There are leisure facilities, museums, shops, cafes, restaurants and many other tourist attractions all of which are wheelchair accessible in the city centre. Many of our children receive their healthcare from The Great North Children’s Hospital, which is situated in the city centre.


Each bedroom is en-suite and equipped to meet the individual needs of children and young people accessing the service. This includes ceiling track hoists on an H frame which allows transfers to be undertaken at any point in the bedroom or en-suite. Profiling beds are available should this be required.


All equipment used is assessed by individual therapists from Percy Hedley School. Children are also encouraged to personalise their bedrooms by choosing décor and soft furnishings, TV/DVDs. Bathrooms are equipped with specialist baths, hand basins, showering and toileting equipment and overhead ceiling tracking.

Bradbury View boasts four lounge areas, two on each floor, complete with TV, DVD player and games console. Children will also have access to iPads and IT equipment. Wi-fi is also installed.

Large doors open out into the garden from the ground floor lounge, while there is access to a large balcony from the lounge on the first floor. The home is equipped with a wide range of resources that are age appropriate and meet the individual complex needs of those accessing the service. This includes books, football/pool tables, sensory toys, arts and crafts and musical instruments. The home also benefits from having access to the Sports Academy and new hydrotherapy pool.


There are dining facilities in each lounge. Mealtime menus are completed in consultation with the children and young people to take into account their likes and dislikes. Where residents have communication difficulties PEC folders, choice boards and communication aids will be available to them to make independent choices.


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For more information, including admission criteria, therapy and services please contact:

Claire Edmed

Residential Manager

Bradbury View, West Lane, Killingworth, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE12 7BH

Tel No: 0191 2165180

Carol Harrison

Short Break Care Registered Manager

Bradbury View, West Lane, Killingworth, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE12 7BH

Tel No: 0191 2165180

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