20 Oct

Get active with Age Proud Newcastle

October is the month during which older people worldwide stand proud and celebrate their achievements and the contributions they make to society.  Putting a global spotlight on getting older, the World Health Organisation has this year launched its Decade of Healthy Ageing (2020-2030), looking at how people can fulfil their potential in dignity and equality in…

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13 Oct

YoungMinds Newsletter – October 2020

Let’s find something to be hopeful about this #HelloYellow We all need hope. It’s what keeps us going when times are tough. But with everything going on this year as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, it may feel harder than usual to find things to be hopeful about. But as our Activist Samantha says,…

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07 Oct

Age UK North Tyneside winter support services

Age UK North Tyneside has launched a new Winter is Coming campaign to raise awareness of the services they offer that can support people in North Tyneside aged 50+ to ensure that they are taking advantage of the benefits and services they are entitled to. Age UK North Tyneside’s professionally qualified Information and Advice team provides friendly…

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02 Oct

Navigating Life in North Tyneside During COVID-19

VODA has worked with North Tyneside Council to create Navigating Life in North Tyneside During COVID-19 magazine, to provide residents with useful advice and guidance to navigate life in the borough during the pandemic. The magazine features information on health and wellbeing, what to expect if you visit a GP or go shopping, how to help prevent…

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02 Oct

Useful information for those affected by dementia

Dementia UK has just published five new leaflets to support people receiving a diagnosis of dementia. Written by their team of Admiral Nurses, they cover the following topics: The emotional impact of receiving a diagnosis, how roles and relationships might change, dealing with stigma, staying healthy, dementia and driving. The new leaflets and many others…

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22 Sep

Welfare support advice for disabled people from Disability North

Disability North has published some presentations to support disabled people across the region to access information and advice about the welfare benefits they may be entitled to. Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, it has continued to provide one-to-one support for claimants of disability benefits, with remote appointments taking place on the phone or on Zoom. But…

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25 Jul

Mind Mail – Coronavirus and Work

A new normal There are very few jobs that have not been affected by the coronavirus pandemic. From furlough to job losses and financial insecurity, to simply losing the structure of our daily routines, coronavirus has changed working life significantly. Furthermore, many people have been facing this time without being able to see their loved…

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10 Jul

Public Health England updated COVID-19 guidance

Public Health England has updated COVID-19 guidance in light of changes to the government’s advice and continues to work across government to ensure guidance for the public is timely and up to date. They have recently updated advice for people who are shielding, and mental health and wellbeing guidance for the public and parents. To…

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