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Ashleigh in Newcastle rated Outstanding by CQC – Press Release
The CQC has found the quality of care provided by Education and Services for People with Autism Limited at their service Ashleigh, a learning disability service situated in Gosforth, Newcastle upon Tyne, to be Outstanding following an inspection in March this year. Ashleigh provides accommodation and personal care for to up to ten people, at…Read more >
A wonderful performance by ESPA Students
I was a privileged to be invited to watch some of our current and ex-students in a wonderful, funny and moving performance called Xenos Fall at Northern Stage in Newcastle. This sci-fi show was written and performed by the Twisting Ducks Spectrum Theatre Company. It tells the story of an alien, Xenos, who crash landed…Read more >
ESPA College Open Evening MyPlace, Middlesbrough 23rd May 2018
ESPA College Open Evening at MyPlace, Middlesbrough TS2 1JP on Wednesday 23rd May 2018 from 4 – 6 pm. The evening will include a short presentation from the Principal and the College Team, alongside an opportunity to have a tour of the site, meet the team and ask questions. If you are interested in attending or would…Read more >
Oliver loves his work experience at the Theatre Royal, Newcastle.
Oliver (North Rye and Ashleigh) was recently successful in gaining work experience as an usher at the Theatre Royal in Newcastle. He absolutely loves being part of the team there and particularly enjoys meeting the actors and helping out in the auditorium’Read more >
South Hill students take part in Duke of Edinburgh Bronze Award
South Hill students enjoyed their trip to Hadrian’s Wall and the Roman Army Museum as part of their Duke of Edinburgh Bronze Award.Read more >
ESPA Students display their talents at Art Exhibition in Newcastle City Library
Autism Friendly Newcastle and Spectrum Enterprises CIC hosted an art exhibition in Newcastle City Library to mark International Autism Week. ESPA Students were amongst the main contributors and displayed some excellent pieces of art that showcased their many talents and skills. For next years event ESPA have been invited to be a partner organisation and…Read more >
Deborah (Support Worker, ESPA Croft Centre, Sunderland) receives care award.
Deborah was nominated by Mrs Carr for an award from Sunderland Carer’s Centre and her statement was read out by the Chief Executive. Mrs Carr said, “My son attends the Croft Day Centre two days per week which he enjoys very much. His key worker is Deborah who I have nominated because she is a very kind caring person and…Read more >
South Hill students enjoy their visit to Sunderland Fire Station.
Students from ESPA College South Hill recently visited Sunderland Central Fire Station as part of the College’s enrichment programme. They were given a tour of the fire station and learned about how to use the fire hose. Fire- fighters also invited them to sit in the fire appliance. Some of the students have a keen interest in fire stations…Read more >
Another successful MacMillan Coffee Day fund raiser
Every year students, residents, staff, parents and friends take part in raising funds at MacMillan Coffee Mornings hosted in a variety of ESPA services. This year we raised a total of £898.27 at events held at MyPlace (£221.60), Beechwood (£122.05), North Rye (£261.00), The Croft Centre (£164.64) and Head Office (£128.98). Many of the people…Read more >
‘The Croft Social’ events and evenings are much enjoyed.
When the number of people attending the Tuesday Club reduced, staff conducted a consultation and as a result of feedback a new monthly gathering, ‘The Croft Social’ was established. Since it was formed it has hosted a variety of social evenings including; barbecues, summer fetes, 1970s disco and Valentines masquerade ball, Halloween fancy dress parties,…Read more >