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Keep up to date with planned events, new services on offer, and information about how we're campaigning within Northumberland to improve older people's lives.

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Ongoing Campaigns

Silverlinks in Hexham

Age UK Northumberland is introducing a new project in association with Care & Repair England. The Project is called SILVERLINKS and it aims to provide peer support and advice for the over 50’s around their housing and social care needs. It is a free advice and support service whether you are in rented accommodation or an owner occupier.

Home is the place we spend the most time, and we want to remain independent and safe for as long as possible. As we age our needs change and our homes may not suit us as well as they used to. SILVERLINKS can offer advice and information to help prepare for that time, support you through the process of adapting your home to suit your needs, accessing support services to help you stay independent in your home or the move to a more suitable home. Our volunteers have either been through the process themselves or have helped others through the process.

We are holding a Housing & Social Care Information event in Hexham to introduce this service at Hexham Community Centre, Gilesgate Hexham NE46 3NP
The event starts at 10.00am and finishes at 2.00pm on Thursday, 26th March 2015. A free buffet lunch will be provided.

• There will be an opportunity to hear about the housing & social care options and support services available for older people in West Northumberland

• See how you can get involved helping your community and what training & support is provided

• There will be a range of information stands from local housing providers, other charities and services supporting older and disabled people


To book your place please contact

Adrienne Rowley,
Age UK Northumberland
The Roundhouse
Lintonville Parkway
Ashington
NE63 9JZ

on telephone 01670 784846

Or e-mail adrienne.rowley@ageuk-northumberland.org.uk

Dementia Awareness Campaign

The Department of Health are encouraging people to talk to their loved ones who are showing signs of dementia.

We appreciate this conversation will not be an easy one; but having that conversation will help to encourage loved ones to visit their GP.

The Department of Health will be putting information our via both television and print to get the message to as many people as possible.

For more information and to find out some of the famous faces supporting this campaign, please go to the Department of Health's website

Care in Crisis

Many older people are being let down in later life by poor quality care and support.

The Geovernment has issued a White Paper on their plans for reforms and older people have influenced this by sharing their experiences.

It is vital that all older people receive the care and support they need, when they need it and they should not have to worry about how they will afford it.

For more information on this campaign and how you can get involved please look at Age UK's national website.