What we offer at Lifelong Ability North East (LANE) is an opportunity to develop their abilities in independence, employability and social skills by undertaking a meaningful learning journey reflecting personal goals.  We empower our clients to reach their full potential.



What we offer

Lifelong Ability North East (LANE) operates with a person-centred approach toward client support and skill development. This fundamental principle becomes a golden thread which runs through all of our activities.

This guiding principle is rooted in our commitment to ensuring the growth and well-being of our clients, empowering them with skills that seamlessly bridge the gap between our programmes and their everyday lives.

The activities at LANE are designed to illuminate the real-world relevance of the skills our clients develop. We firmly believe that the true value of any skill lies in its applicability to everyday life. Thus, we take deliberate steps to demonstrate how the competencies developed within our programmes can be seamlessly integrated into various aspects of our clients’ daily routines. This practical approach enhances the overall significance and practicality of the skills acquired during their time with us.

Our ultimate objective at LANE is to offer our clients not only a fulfilling and enjoyable experience but also one that is intrinsically linked to skill development. We understand that engagement is a powerful catalyst for development, and by creating an environment where our clients find genuine satisfaction in their activities, we foster a deeper commitment to personal growth.

We strive to empower our clients with transferable skills that transcend the boundaries of our programmes and seamlessly integrate into their everyday lives, enriching their overall quality of life and independence.


Contact Me

By form or email me at daniel.wilson@lanecharity.org

Daniel Wilson – CEO

Though we may be a new service provider, our team brings with them a wealth of experience and a commitment to your well-being. At LANE, we pride ourselves on being an optimistic, person-centred day service provider who challenges clients to be their best possible selves. We believe in working hand-in-hand with our clients and their families to deliver the highest quality of care.
Our mission at LANE is to empower each client with the skills, confidence, and expertise needed to reach their individual goals and aspirations, no matter how big or small.
Please do not hesitate to reach out if you have any questions or need further information. I am here to assist you in any way I can.

Common questions


We will work alongside the client and their family as well as the professionals involved in the current care package to help develop an effective transition plan for the client. This will include but is not limited to:

  • Visits to their current provision/home
  • Visits to our provision
  • Introduction to core staff teams
  • and everything in between.

We offer a provision with bespoke packages which are designed around the clients need. We offer our clients the opportunity to develop their work skills, independence skills and social/communication skills through a vast range of activities including sensory activities, cooking, podcasting, music tech and music making, health and wellbeing and so much more.

On our social program, we incorporate all of these skills into community outings. Whilst in the community we will examine the skills developed in LANE in a real-world environment, for example using money, communication skills and independent travel, where appropriate.

We are based on Portugal Place in Wallsend.

We have 8,500 square feet of space dedicated to enhancing the lives of people with physical and learning disabilities.

We have the capacity within our building to have up to 65 people at one time.

We have two DSL’s and 4 staff trained in Mental Health First Aid. We have a great Safeguarding Policy which is checked yearly and updated as necessary. We work alongside North Tyneside Council to identify any changes necessary.

As well as this we incorporate Internet safety and Safeguarding into our clients’ week by doing things such as online safety awareness and working alongside the local police force in order to develop an understanding of keeping yourself safe in a public setting, at home and online. Safety is our number one priority.

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