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Monday 10 May 2021 sees the start of Coeliac Awareness Week, led by Coeliac UK, with the message ‘#ShineALightOnCoeliac’. As part of this, our Engagement Officer Helen Brown, shares her experiences of Coeliac disease, since being recently diagnosed with the condition. Helen says “I was diagnosed with coeliac disease only a few months before the […]

Vaccination Centre for Hexham

A seventh large vaccination centre for the region will open at Hexham Mart on Thursday 13 May 2021. Take-up of the Covid-19 vaccine has been exceptionally strong – 19 out of 20 people aged 50 and over have already chosen to take up the offer, and the number of people from ethnic minority backgrounds coming […]

Parent Workshops

Online Parenting Workshops from Escape Family Support Escape Family Support is running some parenting workshops, for parents with children between the ages of 9 -18 years of age. All workshops take place on Fridays between 10am and 12pm. If you are interested in attending or would like further information, contact Angie Turnbull on 07812983611 or […]

Home Care Services Project

Home Care Services in Northumberland – help people to share their experience We are looking for someone to carry out a focused project which will gather the experiences of people who receive paid for home care services in the county. The document below sets out the rationale and application process for those interested in carrying […]

New Support Group for Berwick

Without Limits began following a conversation between Janey Dixon, a registered paramedic and Lorna Chappell, a Link Worker. Having suffered two strokes Janey found that she could no longer work on the frontline and overnight life as she knew it was over. She was 52. What followed could only be understood by someone who has […]

Getting out and about

We’re making plans to get back out in local communities as soon as it is safe to do so this summer. Our role as independent champion for people who use NHS and social care services involves listening to people from all over the county about their views and experiences of using services such as GPs, […]

Covid-19 Vaccination Programme

In response to some of the questions people in Northumberland have raised about the Covid-19 vaccination programme, NHS Northumberland Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) has put together a series of short videos. These will hopefully address some of the common concerns we have been hearing about the vaccination programme. The CCG is responsible for the planning and […]

Visits out of care homes

The latest guidance on care home visiting applies from 12 April. On visits out of care homes the government says: Spending time out of the care home has always been an important part of life for many people living in residential care. This might include visits with friends and family to outdoor spaces and leisure […]

Covid-19 Vaccinations: April 2021

Covid-19 Vaccinations Northumberland As we head into April, priority for vaccinations in Northumberland is being given to those who are due their second dose, with any extra available vaccinations going to those in priority groups 1 – 9 who are yet to have a first dose. People in groups 1 – 9 will continue to […]