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Free exercise classes for knee and hip pain (ESCAPE Pain)


  1. Overview
  2. Who the classes are for
  3. 2022 dates and times
  4. How to access the classes
  5. Partnered organisations


ESCAPE Pain is a free 6-week programme that uses exercise, education and strategies to help you increase your ability to exercise and manage your hip and knee joint pain better.

Completing this programme will help you to:

  • carry out normal activities
  • manage your symptoms
  • become more active
  • continue to exercise

Find out more about ESCAPE-Pain

Who the classes are for

These classes are for those who are over 45, with hip and knee pain which has lasted more than 3 months.

2022 dates and times

In each 6-week programme, there are two sessions per week.

See below for starting dates and locations for each 6-week programmes in 2022.

Haven Point

Programmes start on: 

  • Tuesday 11 January 
  • Tuesday 22 February 
  • Tuesday 5 April

Sessions on Tuesdays and Thursdays, 2pm to 3pm.

Hebburn Central

Programmes start on: 

  • Tuesday 18 January 
  • Tuesday 1 March
  • Tuesday 12 April

Sessions on Tuesdays 2pm and Thursdays 1.30pm.

Jarrow Focus

Programmes start on: 

  • Monday 10 January 
  • Monday 21 February 
  • Monday 4 April

Sessions on Mondays 3.30pm and Thursdays 2.30pm.

Age Concern Tyneside South (ACTS)

Programmes start on: 

  • Monday 10 January 

Sessions on Mondays 1pm and Thursdays 12pm.

How to access the classes

You can access a class through referrals from primary care. This includes GP practices, pharmacies and Age Concern Tyneside South.

For more information, contact Age Concern Tyneside South on 0191 456 6903. 

Partnered organisations 

  • Academic Health Science Network for the North East and North Cumbria (AHSN NENC)
  • South Tyneside Clinical Commissioning Group
  • Versus Arthritis
  • Health Innovation Network
  • NHS Right Care
  • Age Concern Tyneside South (ACTS)
  • South Tyneside MSK Service provided Connect Health

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  • Town Hall and Civic Offices
    Westoe Road
    South Shields
    United Kingdom
    NE33 2RL

  • 0191 424 7300

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