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Community centres and hubs

Community centres and hubs are a great way to meet new families, check on the health and wellbeing of your children and family, get involved in local activities and groups, make new friends, keep fit


What’s on in my community?

Community centres and hubs have regular programmes of activity for adults, children, as well as for children and families.  These include:


Where’s my nearest community centre?

Find our handy A to Z list of ‘Useful Organisations’ at the bottom of this page. This is our list of Community Centres and Hubs in Newcastle. You can find your nearest centre and contact them for more information.  You can also search InformationNOW:


What are community hubs?

Community hubs are vibrant social spaces that offer a range of practical, educational and wellbeing activities for babies, children, young people and families.  Activities offered in each local area are shaped by views from the local community. They offer services such as:

  • health visiting and community midwifery
  • family support
  • mental health support
  • children’s therapies
  • youth provision
  • training opportunities
  • childcare
  • employability services

Children & Families Newcastle hubs

Children & Families Newcastle is part of a community network providing activities and services across 4 areas in the city for babies, children, young people and families. The hubs in Newcastle are:

Location in Newcastle Community Hubs (including Autism)
North Fawdon Children’s Centre
East Byker Sands Family Centre
Inner West Cowgate Centre
Inner West Carnegie Centre
Inner West NunsMoor Centre
Outer West Galafield Centre

Barnardo’s offers a number of services that are based at the hubs listed above.  They have an additional service, Barnardo’s Orchard Mosaic Service for those affected by bereavement, domestic abuse and sexual abuse or exploitation.


Communities and Neighbourhoods

Neighbourhood Planning

Communities are able to establish general planning policies for the development and use of land in a neighbourhood by preparing a Neighbourhood Plan. They are able to say, for example, where new homes and offices should be built, and what they should look like. The neighbourhood plan will set a vision for the future. It can be detailed, or general, depending on what local people want.

Neighbourhood Plans are prepared by local community groups not the City Council, although they can provide guidance and technical assistance. In areas which are covered by a Parish Council it is only the Parish Council that can prepare a Neighbourhood Plan. In non-parish areas a Neighbourhood Forum will need to be established and approved by the City Council.

You may find it useful to work with a Locality Champion.

Last updated: June 21, 2022

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