Benefit Cap

A benefit cap that was implemented in all local authorities within Northumberland and Tyne and Wear from 15 July 2013 in all appropriate households, will have been completed by the end of September 2013. It’s important that claimants potentially affected … Continued

CQC consultation: A New Start

The NNA development officer, Kate Bowman,  attended a CQC consultation event in Newcastle on 15 July.  The purpose of the consultation was to discuss the way the CQC regulates, inspects and monitors care.  The “new start” responds in part to … Continued

Close to the Edge

NNA recently contributed to a study by Newcastle Council for Voluntary Service (CVS) about organisations working with people with physical disabilities and sensory issues. The published report – Close to the Edge: people with physical disabilities and sensory issues in Newcastle … Continued

Managing your condition

Alarming numbers of people with MS in the UK are facing a lottery when it comes to accessing the care and support they need to manage their condition.Their report indicates that, despite people in the North East having good access to services, very few are offered the means to become more independent in managing their condition.

We’d like to know whether you have been offered access to a self-management programme, which includes understanding the condition, managing appointments with specialists and GPs, life-coaching and accessing independent and public sector services.

Celia’s story for example reveals how she took control of her life from diagnosis through self-management.

Please help us find out what services you have been able to access in the North East.

Taking on care reform

Last week eight leading charities jointly hosted a conference with workshops to raise awareness of neurological conditions amongst care managers in nursing, residential and care homes as well as care agencies in the North East.  Sixty delegates attended and many … Continued