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Welcome to Learning for Life

Learning for Life is a registered charity and Northeast provider of education and social care services for children and adults aged 16 plus who have a diverse range of complex needs and disabilities.

We operate from two sites, one in Consett, County Durham and one in Newcastle Upon Tyne – John Marley Centre. The sites facilitate much needed education and social care placements for those who need a personalised, bespoke package, tailored to meet individual’s needs.

We are a passionate and ambitious charity who strive to support all learners and their families to break down the barriers to learning and prepare all attending for adulthood. Our dedicated team provide each learner opportunities to complete bespoke learning programmes which increase independence, improve communication, and allow the fulfilment of personal aspirations.

We pride ourselves on promoting equality, diversity and inclusion for all, by supporting each learner to celebrate their own unique identity, beliefs and abilities. We empower all learners regardless of disability to understand they have a voice and to make their own choices.  The learners have the opportunity to engage in employability, independent living, community activities, health and wellbeing, horticulture, music, Makaton, cookery and pottery.

Additionally, education provide ASDAN accredited courses and focus on the Preparing for Adulthood Agenda. Our learners are the heart of our organisation, our overall purpose is to ensure all learners feel valued and empowered.



  • 10:00 am to 2:00 pm
  • The John Marley Centre Muscott Grove Newcastle upon Tyne NE15 6TT
Halloween Activity Day

We are holding a Halloween Activity Day at The John Marley Centre. Please join us if you dare for some spooktacular activities.

  • 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm
  • The Old School Building, Herbert Street, Consett, County Durham, DH8 6AE
Annual General Meeting

Venue: The Old School Building, Herbert Street, Consett, County Durham, DH8 6AE (option available to join via Teams link upon request to

9th, First Day of Term
28th - 31st, (Closed)
1st, (Closed)
23rd - 31st, (Closed)
1st - 3rd, (Closed)
6th, First Day of Term
17th - 21st, (Closed)
6th - 17th, (Closed)
8th, Bank Holiday (Closed)
25th - 29th (Closed)
10th, Last Day of Term

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