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Peter, David and Alan are helping to stop UK hunger.

Thirteen million people live below the poverty line in the UK, with individuals going hungry every day for a range of reasons, from benefit delays to receiving an unexpected bill on a low income. When we heard about the Trussell Trust which partners local communities to stop UK hunger, we had to get in touch…

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Beechwood Celebrate ‘Outstanding’ inspection by CQC

Beechwood was inspected by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) in February this year and the final report was published on 13th July 2017. CQC assessed the quality the service against 5 Key Lines of Enquiry as follows: Is the service: safe, caring, effective, responsive, well lead? Following the Inspector’s two day assessment Beechwood received an overall…

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Bryn receives Award for Exceptional Patient Care

RVI Volunteers Event My Name is Bryn Howard and I currently reside at Westfield which is a hall of residents for young adults with Aspergers. I have been volunteering as a Porter at the RVI hospital in Newcastle for over 18 months now. During this time I have worked hard with my travel training and…

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Dan enjoys his work experience

Dan Hudson, who lives at Cedar’s Lodge within ESPA started working in the Admissions and MDT Department in 2015.  He was given the responsibility of making our Signing key rings which are used as training tools for staff to help their learning of the core signs used across our organisation. Dan is doing a great…

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2016 Graduation news: ESPA College students.

ESPA College held its end of year celebrations for the third year in a row in Bede Tower at Bethany Church, Sunderland.  Students, parents, staff and Trustees joined together to celebrate what has been an excellent year of achievement with many of our learners far exceeding their goals and expectations. Steven Miller – local Paralympian…

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Martin’s parents praise ESPA’s exceptional care.

  Our son Martin was diagnosed autistic in the very early 1970’s and at that time provision was scant, bordering on non-existent with no-one to turn to for meaningful help. For many years it was a struggle (sometimes a battle!) to see my way forward. However, through the evolution of Tyneside Society for Autistic Children,…

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Michael and his family enjoy a holiday treat at ESPA’s caravan in Wooler

Michael has always loved caravan holidays so when the opportunity came up to have a holiday in the ESPA caravan at Wooler we seized the moment. Three of us went with Michael – Mum and Dad and sister Marie.  We had a lovely time – perfect venue for us all. Michael really enjoys walking and…

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ESPA College Open Day

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Neil enjoying the Croft Centre

When Neil first came to ESPA as a day student at South Hill he presented with extreme challenging behaviours.  After his placement ended at South Hill he moved onto the Croft Centre, ESPA’s day service and from there he became a resident in the Coach House – one of ESPA’s bespoke apartments.  Historically Neil’s extreme challenging…

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ESPA raises autism awareness

This year we decided to help raise funds for the National Autistic Society during Autism Awareness Week which aims to enhance nationwide understanding about autism. There are so many reasons why autism needs to be understood by the public and local communities. On 1st April ESPA set up a stall at The Bridges Shopping Centre, Sunderland for…

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