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
•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:
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
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
Teams Medical Practice Watson Street, Gateshead, NE8 2PQ
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
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
Sage Gateshead – St Mary’s Square, Gateshead Quays, Gateshead NE8 2JR