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Westbridge - Forensic Hostel Facility (North Shields)


20 Albion Road
North Shields
Tyne and Wear
NE29 0HT


Tel: 0191 293 0530Fax: 0191 293 0531

Opening Hours

9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday

Westbridge is a residence in the community for men and women working in partnership with Byker Housing Association.

Westbridge provides assessment, treatment and rehabilitation for men and women over 18 years who have been assessed as having an identified risk of causing significant harm to self or others, and have a mental disorder or learning difficulty. Westbridge has 14 single beds - 12 full time and 2 in-reach beds for graded integration. Support is offered for people being discharged from hospital or prison to help them return to living in the community.

The team includes a number of different professional working together who have experience of helping people with mental problems. These include:

  • Psychiatrists
  • Psychologists
  • Service manager
  • Support workers
  • Community Psychiatric Nurses
  • Admin staff
  • Social workers
  • Hostel workers
  • Occupational Therapists
  • Hostel Manager

How to get referred

Via Specialist Mental Health Service

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