Percy Hedley, Able 2 Day Services

Services/focus of the Karten Centre

We have the following departments at the Forest Hall site - Art, Ceramics, Living Skills,Horticulture and Drop in IT facilities, we also have a sports outreach department

Centre specialisms:

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Centre Address

Able 2, Station Road, Forest Hall, Newcastle upon Tyne NE12 9NQ

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Karten Centre Manager

Michelle Strong

Contact Details


0191 2381300


Host Organisation

The Percy Hedley Foundation

Host Organisation Address

Hampeth Lodge,Station Rd, Forest Hall. Newcastle Upon Tyne. NE12 8YY

Karten Centre Website

Centre Established

September 2000


We support people with a wide range of physical and learning disabilities ranging in age from 18 - 80.


We provide care and support to people with a wide range of physical and/ or learning disabilities including Cerebral Palsy, Ataxia and Epilepsy. We support people with sensory and cognitive impairment and people with acquired brain injury.

Technology used in the Karten Centre

  • Laptops and pcs

Assistive Technology

  • iPads
  • Voice assisted software
  • VOCA hardware and software

Karten Centre Staff

Between 50-75 Staff in Forest Hall

Karten Centre Hours

Monday - 8.45-4.15
Tuesday - Friday - 8.45-4.00

Services offered to the Network

Drop in IT facilities
Bespoke Arts, crafts and Ceramics
Horticultre Items such as Hanging baskets, willow sculptures etc