Active Strokes North East is a registered charity located in Newcastle upon Tyne. It is a small charity run by stroke survivors and volunteers that meet twice per week at the East End Pool venue in Byker. All our sessions are free and we welcome stroke survivors living in Newcastle and the closely surrounding area. It should be noted however, that we don’t provide transport to the venue and do not provide personal care. There is no need to contact us before coming to a session but if you require further information on the services we provide then please contact us preferably via email at:
On Tuesdays at 12:00 we have a 1-hour pool-based exercise session that is supervised by a qualified lifeguard. The session takes place in a private studio pool that is single-depth and has easy access steps. Buoyancy aids and foam exercise dumbbells are available. The session is open to a carer or family member as well to assist if necessary.
On Fridays at 17:00 we have a 2-hour drop-in session in the first-floor studio room (Elevator available). This session is both a social gathering and exercise class. Tea, coffee and biscuits are provided to aid social interaction. A 20-minute chair-based exercise class is given by our fully qualified fitness instructor and the public gym is also available during the session time.Facebook:
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You can get in touch with this group for up-to-date information about activities using the web form. Your contact details will go straight to the group leader so they can get in touch.

This group is independently run, so we’ll need to share your details in order for them to provide support. As this group is not part of the Stroke Association, we do not take any responsibility for their activities. They’ll process your personal data in accordance with their own policies.

If you or someone you know has been affected by stroke and requires further information and support, please contact our Helpline by email at or by phone on 0303 3033 100, or visit our Stroke Helpline page.

You can also get in touch with the group leader Ross Mackenzie by calling 07726 539705.


Ross Mackenzie
07726 539705

Location of group

East End Pool & Gym
Hadrian Square
Newcastle Upon Tyne
Tyne & Wear

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