Support to access leisure facilities

There are lots of leisure opportunities in South Tyneside for children and young people with SEND.


  1. Finding leisure activities
  2. Support to access social opportunities
  3. Who to contact for more infomation

Finding leisure activities

See leisure opportunities for children with Special Educational Needs and / or Disabilities (SEND).

Support to access social opportunities

When a person has a disability, they will sometimes need extra support to get out and use leisure facilities.

If they are eligible, it may be possible to use a Direct Payment to help them to access social opportunities.

For example to:

  • pay for leisure opportunities directly
  • employ someone to help them to access them

Children's Services and Adult Social Care can also tell you about: 

  • services which provide specialist leisure opportunities
  • community and voluntary services which can help people to access these services.

Who to contact for more information

Contact the Children's Social Work team on 0191 424 5010 (out of hours - 456 2093).

Contact Adult Social Care on 0845 130 4959 or email