A new charity supporting people with learning disabilities has opened its doors.
New Prospects opened their new facilities in South Parade, Whitley Bay, with a special celebration event.
Mayor Norma Redfearn was on hand to perform the honours at the building, formerly the Ambassador Hotel, which includes offices, community spaces and a Changing Places facility.
Visitors were also treated to a medley of songs from Year 2 pupils at Southridge First School and a magician.
Chief executive Ellen Vick said: “It was fantastic to see so many people attend the opening event – local people, people who receive support from New Prospects, local businesses and representatives from North Tyneside Council.
“As an organisation, we want to make an impact on the lives of the people we support – I think with this open day we have certainly made an impact on Whitley Bay.”