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May 12, 2017



Shelia Nesbit the Chairperson of Gateshead People recently graduated from Inclusion North's Tomorrow's Leaders course. As part of this course Shelia did some research into some of the Safe Places in Gateshead - you can read more about this here.


We thought it would be useful to share some information about Safe Places and where they can be found.


What is a Safe Place?


A ‘Safe Place’ is somewhere you can go to get help if you are in trouble.  


•You might be lost

•You might have got split up from your carer.

•You have lost your purse or your wallet

•Had something stolen

•Been bullied

•Upset about something


Lots of self advocacy groups, such as Gateshead People, Sunderland People First, Better Days and Talk 2 Us have done work around Safe Places.

They provide training for staff who will be working in the Safe Places.




If you see this sticker in a window you know somewhere is a ‘Safe Place’.


Below is a list of all the places that have signed up to the Safe Places scheme in Gateshead:


Gateshead Libraries


March 2014


Birtley Library, Durham Road, Birtley, Chester-le-Street DH3 1LE

Blaydon Library, Wesley Court, Blaydon, Tyne and Wear NE21 5BT

Central Library, Prince Consort Road, Gateshead NE8 4LN

Chopwell Library, Derwent Street, Chopwell, Tyne and Wear NE17 7HZ 

Crawcrook Library, Main Street, Crawcrook, Tyne and Wear NE40 4NB

Dunston Library, Ellison Road, Dunston, Tyne and Wear NE11 9SS 

Felling Library, Felling High Street Hub, 58 High Street, Felling NE10 9LT

Leam Lane Library, 129 Cotemede, Leam Lane Estate, Gateshead NE10 8QH 

The Mobile Library

Tel: 07919 110952

Pelaw Library, Joicey Street, Pelaw, Gateshead NE10 0QS

Rowlands Gill Library, Norman Road, Rowlands Gill, Tyne & Wear NE39 1JT

Whickham Library, St. Mary's Green, Whickham, Newcastle upon Tyne NE16 4DN


Wrekenton Library, Wrekenton Hub, High Street, Wrekenton, Gateshead, NE9 7JR


Wrekenton Day Centre, Wrekenton Hub, High Street, Wrekenton, Gateshead, NE9 7JR


Libraries operated by Constituted Volunteer Groups:


Lobley Hill Library, Scafell Gardens, Lobley Hill, Gateshead NE11 9LS

Low Fell Library, 710 Durham Road, Low Fell, Gateshead NE9 6HT

Ryton Library is situated to the rear of Ryton Methodist Church, Grange Road, Ryton

Access via Hexham Old Road.

Sunderland Road Library, Herbert Street, Gateshead NE8 3PA

Winlaton Library, Church Street, Winlaton, Tyne & Wear NE21 6AR



Tesco, 1 Trinity Square, Gateshead, Tyne & Wear NE8 1AG


Bensham Grove Community Centre, Sidney Grove, Bensham, Gateshead,NE8 2XD


Windmill Hills Centre, Chester Place, Bensham, Gateshead,Tyne & Wear, NE8 1QB


Shipley Art Gallery Prince Consort Road, Gateshead NE8 4JB


April 2014


Gateshead Voluntary Organisations Council (GVOC), John Haswell House,

8/9 Gladstone Terrace, Gateshead, NE8 4DY


Your Voice Counts The Old Bank, Swinburne Street, Gateshead, NE8 1AX


Gateshead Carers Association, 11 Regent Terrace, Gateshead NE8 1LU


Nexus Travel Shops, Gateshead Interchange and Heworth Metro


May 2014


Teams Medical Practice Watson Street, Gateshead, NE8 2PQ


July 2014


Dr Bonnington Surgery 10 Bewick Road,Gateshead NE8 4DP


Bensham Family Practice Sidney Grove, Bensham, Gateshead, NE8 2XB


Grange Road Medical Practice Grange Rd, Ryton, Tyne and Wear NE40 3LT


August 2014


MetroCentre Gateshead


Hollyhurst Medical Centre 8 Front Street, Winlaton, Tyne and Wear NE21 4RD


Young Women’s Outreach Project 12 Gladstone Terrace, Gateshead, NE8 4DY



St Albans Medical Practice Felling Health Centre, Stephenson Terrace NE10 9QG


Ann Millward Dental Practice 677 Durham Road, Gateshead, NE9 5HB


The Whickham Practice - Rectory Lane, Whickham, NE16 4PD


Linda’s Coffee Shop - Church Chare, Whickham, NE16 4SH


Crawcrook Medical Centre – Pattinson Drive, Crawcrook NE40 4US



Gateshead Housing Company Offices:


Dunston - Activity Centre, Ellison Road, Dunston, Gateshead, NE11 9SS


Felling - High Street Hub - 58 High Street, Felling, Gateshead, NE10 9LT


Central - 1st floor, Gateshead Civic Centre Regent Street, Gateshead, NE8 1JN


Birtley - 16 Durham Road, Birtley, DH3 1LE.


Blaydon - 5 Wesley Court, Blaydon, Gateshead, NE21 5BT


Leam Lane - 129 Cotemede, Leam Lane, Gateshead, NE10 8QH


Wrekenton -Wrekenton Hub, High Street, Wrekenton, Gateshead, NE9 7JR





Stairwayz Café - 423 Durham Road, Low Fell, Gateshead NE9 5AN


November 2016


Sage Gateshead – St Mary’s Square, Gateshead Quays, Gateshead NE8 2JR

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