Percy Hedley

At Percy Hedley we provide a wide range of high quality, specialist and personalised care and education support to people with disabilities and their families. The Percy Hedley Foundation has been providing life-changing service to thousands of people over the years.

How We Help

We meet the needs of people with cerebral palsy, communication impairments, sensory impairments and complex learning, social care and therapeutic needs.

Throughout the Covid-19 pandemic, our schools, colleges and care homes remained open and our amazing staff work tirelessly to ensure the safety and wellbeing of the people we care for, delivering 1.2 million hours of education, therapy and care in 2021.

For 70 years, Percy Hedley has been the leading expert in giving care, education and support to disabled people across the region, and with your support we will continue to transform lives in the future.

We support over 650 families every single week.

We employ over 1050 staff.

We have 4 specialist residential home provisions across Newcastle, for people with complex disabilities.

We provide specialist education services to children who cannot attend mainstream schools with 2 of our own schools and 1 college site.

We offer a unique, person-centered adult learning programme with a range of activities that promotes independence.

We have a strong and proud North East heritage having been here for almost 70 years.

The Percy Hedley Foundation is the largest disability charity in the North East.

How Your Donations Make A Difference

Some examples of what your donations fund:

Positioning Beds




Changing Plinths


Stair Lifts




VOCA (Voice Output Communications Aids)






Nat's Story

Nat is 10 years old and has attended our Percy Hedley School, Newcastle, since he was a toddler. As a toddler, he was diagnosed with complex cerebral palsy with dyskinesia and dystonia. Sally and Neil have kindly agreed to share their story, and to tell us what The Percy Hedley Foundation means to them.

Contact Us

Our dedicated team of Fundraisers are always available to help with your fundraising or volunteering journey. You can contact us here.

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