04 Jun

Carers Week: Make Carers Visible and Valued – 7 to 13 June 2021

The national Carers Week campaign raises awareness of caring, the issues that carers face and the contribution they make.  It also helps people who don’t identify themselves as carers to get recognition and support. As a result of the pandemic, support for carers is needed more than ever and this year Carers Week is all about helping to Make Caring Visible…

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29 Apr

Healthwatch Newcastle Newsletter – 20 April 2021

Meet our Healthwatch Stars! Congratulations to the following people and care services, which recently received our Healthwatch Star award: Sandra Hopkins at Denecroft Residential Care Home for keeping residents and staff safe during the pandemic. Quanfeng Evans at Allan Court Care Home for her care and positivity. Dr Loraine Kalra and team at the RVI…

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27 Mar

Anthony Nolan Newcastle City Campaign

Anthony Nolan is the stem cell register charity saving the lives of people with blood cancer. They are running a virtual city campaign in Newcastle to recruit new potential lifesavers to their register and to raise awareness of their work. Their campaign is engaging with schools, universities, colleges, local businesses and sports clubs. There are…

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27 Mar

Safe Newcastle Domestic Abuse Directory

Refuge has reported a 60% increase in calls to their National Abuse Helpline since the start of 2020. 72% were from women who were experiencing violence and abuse. Respect, a charity that runs an advice line for male victims of domestic abuse, says it saw a 70% increase in calls, emails and webchats in 2020. In Newcastle,…

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16 Mar

Marie Curie Newcastle Bereavement Support Service

Marie Curie Newcastle Bereavement Support Service is designed to meet the needs of bereaved people in the community who have lost someone due to COVID-19, or whose grief process has been impacted by COVID-19. Their aim is to offer emotional support and counselling, via 1:1 telephone and 1:1 virtual appointments via Microsoft Teams. If you…

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23 Feb

Healthwatch Newcastle Newsletter – 16 February 2021

Making a difference — influencing at a national level Thank you to everyone who took the time to tell us about their experiences of health and social care last year through our ‘Because we all care’ survey. For those who don’t know, this was a joint piece of work with Healthwatch England, local Healthwatch and…

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18 Dec

Healthwatch Newcastle Newsletter – 16 December 2020

The Healthwatch Newcastle office will close for the holidays at 1pm on Thursday 24 December and re-open on Monday 4 January. You can search, review and rate local services at any time on our website at http://tinyurl.com/Newcastle-feedback Don’t forget that NHS 111 is available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year when you need…

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