Originally founded in 1953, The Percy Hedley Foundation provides specialist education support, personalised care, and recreational opportunities to disabled people and their families, in and around Newcastle.
The Percy Hedley Foundation’s education services include 3 schools: Hedleys Percy Hedley School, Hedleys Northern Counties School, and Hedleys College. Additionally, there is Hedleys Employability, a project which works to improve employment opportunities for disabled people.
The Foundation has 4 adult residences and 1 specialist Children’s Home (Tees House and East Cottage), all based in Forest Hall and Jesmond. These provide residential and respite care, where the focus is on dignity, respect and encouraging independence. Residents of Tees House and East Cottage attend Northern Counties School.
At Hedleys Horizons based in Forest Hall, disabled adults are able to partake in a wide range of activities, including arts and crafts, horticulture, ceramics, music studio and many, many more.
Specialist speech and language therapy and physiotherapy is also available for all ages.
If you are interested in accessing any of the services that The Percy Hedley Foundation provides or want to support the work they do, take a look at their website listed below for more information. On their Contact Us page you will find a list of contacts, specific to all of the services the charity provides.