Age UK South Tyneside has closed and transferred its services to a newly formed charity Age Concern Tyneside South (ACTS) on 31st August 2016.

ACTS has a new Board of Trustees and will be providing continued support to older people in the area. Although there will be a new name over the door of the office, older people will still see many of the same staff and volunteers around as they will be transferred into the new charity. ACTS’ aim will be to provide an even wider range of services to older people in South Tyneside in the future, as an independent charity.


If older people and their friends and family in the local area want to know about services that may be available to them, they can contact ACTS on 0191 456 6903, via email at or visit the website


Age UK wishes ACTS well and would like to thank all staff and volunteers who work to improve the lives of older people in the local area.