You can find a range of Frequently Asked Questions about our service on this page. If you require any further information please contact us via email: info@ndrc.org.uk or telephone (0191) 565 9206.

Q. How can I find out more about the centre?

A. You can find out more about the centre by contacting us on 0191 5659206. If you have a Social Worker, you can speak with them about a referral to our centre.

Q. What’s on offer at the centre?

A. The centre is open from 8.30am to 4.30pm Monday to Friday. We offer educational courses with qualified tutors, individual hobbies and interests, or an opportunity to socialise with your friends.  We want our members to enjoy their time spent with us.

Q. Who attends the centre?

A. The centre is for people with physical and learning disabilities.  Several of our members have Cerebral Palsy. We also have places for people with associated disabilities.

Q. How much would it cost?

A. The standard rate for day care is £51.38 per day.  However, the care received depends on assessed needs and for some a specialised tailored support plan may need to be offered.

Q. Can I get any financial support?

A. Financial support can be given for assessed needs in the way of a personal budget.  You can contact your Social Worker if you have one and discuss possible financial support with them, or depending on your needs there are other people who can provide grants towards care support.  Information on this subject can be obtained by contacting the centre on 0191 5659206.

Q. Do you provide transport?

A. Transport is available on an assessed need basis.  We do our best to provide transport but that may not always be possible for the days that you may wish to attend the centre.

Q. What kind of personal care do you offer?

A. We offer personal support for a wide range of needs including bathroom support, lunch support, P.E.G Feeding, medication support, support in reaching your social needs and individual chosen activities.

Q. Is lunch provided at the centre?

A. Lunch can be provided at the centre.   There are also other options, such as obtaining lunch from local delicatessens or you may wish to bring your own in.

Q. What age range attend the centre?

A. The centre is open to people aged 18 and over.

Q. Are the care staff fully trained?

A. Care staff are all fully trained to a minimum of Level 2 in Health and Social Care.