Questions and Answers for new members


When is the clubhouse open?

11 – 4.30 on weekdays and 4.30 – 8 on Thursday evening.


Will I have to attend groups / activities when I'm there?

No, you are under no pressure to attend the groups, it's your choice. The only limits on your attendance are the opening times.


With the clubhouse being a staff free service who is in charge when I'm there?

There are always at least two 'Member Reps' on duty when the clubhouse is open, while we do not offer one-to-one support, they will try to help you with any problems or questions you have.


What is a Member Rep?

They are clubhouse members the same as you, but they wanted to give something back to the clubhouse community and are doing this by being Member Reps. Without them the clubhouse would not be able to run.


So who manages the clubhouse?

The clubhouse is managed by an elected group of members who meet regularly. As the clubhouse is a registered charity this group of members are called the 'trustees'.


How will I know what is going on at the clubhouse?

We have a timetable of our regular activities, on our website and our Facebook and Twitter page, and on our noticeboard. We also have printed Timetables at our reception area of Gateshead Clubhouse along with leaflets about us, there are also posters on display at the Clubhouse for events and days away, our website, Facebook and Twitter pages are regularly updated.