Community Centres and Hubs

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

What’s on in my community?

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

Where’s my nearest community centre?

See the list of ‘Useful Organisations’ at the bottom of this page for our list of Community Centres and Hubs in Newcastle. Or you can search our directory of organisations to find a community centre near you. Y

Search for Community Centre organisations

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 North East Autism Hubs)
North Fawdon Children’s Centre

The Haven

Gosforth Library

East Byker Sands Family Centre

West Walker Family Centre

St Martin’s Centre, Byker

Inner West Cowgate Centre

Riverside Community Health Project at Carnegie Building

NunsMoor Centre

Families Matter at Blakelaw

Outer West Galafield Centre

Charlton Street in Lemington

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.

Check the accessibility of the centre before you visit

AccessAble can help you to plan your trips to places like cinemas, theatres, restaurants, railway stations, hotels, colleges, universities, hospitals and more. They visit and review the accessibility of places in Newcastle. Use their directory of venues to find wheelchair friendly venues, read more about facilities and disabled access available. Such as:

  • photos of the facilities
  • entrance to the building
  • accessible toilets or changing places
  • how easy it is to move around the venue
  • lifts
  • transport and parking
  • dementia friendly
  • quiet or safe space
  • sign language

Wellbeing Hubs

Wellbeing Hubs are a warm welcoming place to spend time in Newcastle. Local venues, such as libraries and community centres, offer a range of support such as hot drinks, free Wi-Fi, place to charge your devices, information, advice and more.

Visit to find what support is available at a hub near you.

Search for Wellbeing Hub organisations

You can also search by area of Newcastle for wellbeing Hubs on InformationNOW by using the search tool above

Read more about Cost of living help and support on InformationNOW and Keeping warm and well in winter.

Food help in Newcastle

If you are struggling to pay for food or cook meals there are places in Newcastle that can help you with:

Search for Foodbank organisations

Newcastle Neighbourhood Networks

Newcastle Neighbourhoods run quarterly network events in community centres, for organisations working towards the wellbeing of the communities in the city to get to know one another, share good practice, explore links, reduce duplication, and collaborate with those communities to help them to flourish. Events are held across the 4 Newcastle neighbourhoods: North, Inner West, Outer West, East. All people who work or volunteer in the health, social care, voluntary, community, housing, sport, leisure, uniformed services and social enterprise sectors are welcome to attend. Please email to ask for the form book your place.

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: July 12, 2024