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Edberts House


Edberts House

Edberts House is about building happier, healthier, friendlier communities. Throughout the pandemic and easing of restrictions we continue to support individuals, families and communities in Gateshead. Our work includes:

  1. Our three Community Houses based in the East of Gateshead (Edberts, Pattinson and Larkspur House)
  2. Our Community Linking Team (Social Prescribing Link Workers) based in all the GP practices across Gateshead.
  3. Our Life Team, supporting local families
  4. Our Covid Community Workers, who are supporting communities with information and advice about Covid 19.

Our 3 community houses based in the East of Gateshead

We are taking a cautious approach to the full reopening of our community houses and currently only online and small scale face to face activities for all ages are available.

   Please note:

  • prior booking is essential as places are limited. Before visiting please ring to confirm there are spaces available
  • our community houses are available for hire at very competitive rates.

Edberts House – High Lanes Estate

  • Our hub team based upstairs at Edberts house, works in partnership with Gateshead Council, helping individuals and families to meet their emergency needs during Covid.
  • Wednesday Free play session with Active Futures for 7-12 years old 5pm till 6pm

Pattinson House – Old Fold Nest Estate

  • Monday Toddler Time 10am till 11.30am
  • Wednesday Adult Craft Group 10am till 12pm
  • Wednesday Free play session with Active Futures for 7-12 years old 5pm till 6pm
  • Thursday Adult Bingo 6pm till 8pm

Larkspur House – Beacon Lough East Estate

  • Wednesday Free play session with Active Futures for 7-12 years old 6pm till 7pm

Our Community Linking Project

Through chatting to our local GPs we discovered that lots of patients who go to the doctors have problems that the GP can’t solve with a tablet. Maybe they have issues with their housing, or benefits, or relationships. Sometimes these things are making them feel anxious, stressed or physically ill.

Through our Community Linking Project we try to sort out the problems that are causing the stress by listening to patients, helping them to overcome their problems, and linking patients to services in the community that can help. Our workers walk ‘shoulder to shoulder’ with patients, for however long it takes, to resolve the issues that are troubling them.

If you would like to find out who your Community Link Worker is please contact us.

Life Team

The Life Team offers practical, flexible and emotional support to families. They support the families in a non-judgemental way offering life skills support and mentoring.  The team’s focus is on building a relationship with the family and looking for ways to empower each member to live a more fulfilling life, they also offer 1-to-1 sessions using the Thrive Approach.

Covid Community Workers

We work closely with Gateshead Public Health to help our communities understand how to stay safe during Covid. If you have any queries about Covid – current guidance, self-isolation etc – please contact our staff: Kirsty and Angie are happy to talk to  individuals and also community group.


Volunteers play an important role in running our community houses and in planning and delivering services and activities. We love to meet people who would like to volunteer with us help us to make Edberts even better!  If you are interested in joining us please let us know! You might want to help with existing services and activities of you might want to bring new ideas – just let us know.

Contact Person

Fiona Pollard

Organisation Address

17-19 St Edmunds Drive
NE10 9AE
United Kingdom

54.9459155, -1.5534377