Clinic Cafe

FREE Healthcare and wellbeing sessions designed for people aged 50 years plus When: Tuesday 18th June 2013 Where: The Alnwick Garden Time: 1000-1300 The sessions will look at why our bodies “forget” to switch off pain, and what support exists … Continued

Healthwatch Northumberland Roadshow in Berwick

Healthwatch Northumberland will give the people of Northumberland a stronger voice to influence and challenge how health and social care services are provided. To find out what Healthwatch Northumberland does and what it can do for you, please go along … Continued


The Great North Run 2016 The Great North Run is the world’s largest half marathon.  Over the last 30 years it has attracted world class athletes such as  Olympic Gold medallist, Mo Farah, Paula Radcliffe and many more. The Northern … Continued

Get ready for PIP

Personal Independence Payments (PIP) fact sheets and toolkit have been updated by the Partnership Support Team for Northumberland, Tyne and Wear Department for Work and Pensions (DWP). The team has been running PIP ‘up-skilling’ and advice training sessions for agencies … Continued

Social Fund changes

From 1st April, 2013 the Local Councils will be responsible for local provision to replace the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) discretionary elements of the Social Fund. Those elements are: Community Care Grants – support for people moving out … Continued

Making positive changes

Our championing of an issue raised by colleagues and partners that was causing real problems for people with MS, has led to the trialing of a new system at Royal Victoria Infirmary in Newcastle. Listening to our colleagues and partners, … Continued