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Online event – Social Prescribing

Join us for our next free online event on Friday 11 August, 1pm-2pm with Lianne Watkins and Christine Mitchell, Living Well Coordinators for West Northumberland Primary Care Network, who will talk about social prescribing.

Many things affect our health and wellbeing, not just medical issues. In some cases your doctor, or other healthcare professional, may refer you to the social prescribing service. Social prescribers can direct you to services that can help with things such as counselling services, arts and creative activities, employment and training and financial advice.

In the session Lianne and Christine will share information on the referral criteria and process and how the service works.

This session is suitable for anyone who is registered with one of the 12 GP practices within the West Northumberland PCN.

There will also be a chance to ask questions.

Find out more about the Living Well Coordination service.

Register now and we will send you a link to join closer to the event.

Community Information Morning Hexham

The next Information Morning is on Thursday 14 November, from 10.30am to 12.30pm. Call in to this free event for a cuppa and slice of cake and discover more about what’s on offer locally. Advice and information about health and wellbeing, local services, social activities and more. There’s so much out there – come along and see what there is for you.

The Big Sing at Adapt (NE)

Adapt (NE) will be holding a ‘Big Sing’ at Cafe @ Burn Lane on BBC Music Day, Thursday 26 September. Music Day is the UK wide, annual celebration of the power of music to change lives, with over a thousand events across the UK and broadcasts on TV, radio and digital. The theme this year is music and wellbeing; the power of music to inspire, bring us together and make a positive impact.

The plan for The Big Sing in Northumberland is to get as many people, groups, organisations and places singing the same song at the same time: 11.00am on Thursday.

As part of this initiative, BBC Music Day will be launching an ambitious project, to help bring music to everyone living with dementia by 2020. September is also World Alzheimer’s Month, with World Alzheimer’s Day being on 21st September each year.

You are invited to join in at 10.45am, ready for The Big Sing at 11.00am. The chosen song is Hey Jude and we will provide the words and accompanying music. It would be great to have your support – everyone is welcome! We will be filming the event.

Information Morning Hexham

Adapt (NE) holds a community information morning every three months at its Burn Lane site. Call in this time for a cuppa and a piece of cake and pick up lots of useful information from local organisations. The event is free and takes place in the Resource Room, next to Cafe @ Burn Lane.and this time the information tables will be provided by:

Call: 01434 600599 if you would like any further information.

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Community Information Morning – Hexham

The next Community Information Morning from Adapt (NE) will take place on Tuesday 14 May, between 10.30am and 12.30pm in the Resource Room (next to Cafe at Burn Lane). Come along and talk to local organisations with advice and support about health, wellbeing and more. For more information call: 01434 600599. Confirmed to attend this month are Age UK Northumberland, Alzheimers Society, Northumberland Community Development Company and Talking Matters, along with members of the HWN team.

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Community Information Morning Hexham

Adapt (NE) is holding its very first Community Information Morning in Cafe @ Burn Lane, Hexham on Wednesday 14 November. The event will have information stands from local organisations including Alzheimer’s Society, Carers Northumberland, WECAN, West Northumberland Food Bank and the Healthwatch Northumberland team. Cafe @ Burn Lane will be open throughout, serving freshly made snacks and meals.

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Adapt (NE) AGM 2017

Adapt (NE) invites you to the AGM 2017 at Burn Lane, Hexham, where you can find out what’s been happening over the past year. This is also a chance to view the new development at the site, where a community cafe – Cafe @ Burn lane – and a Centre for Independence will be opening next year. Your views as to what should be on offer are welcomed.

The Cafe will have a Changing Places changing area and accessible toilet, plus free internet area, and will provide a hub for community groups. The Centre for Independence will house a showroom of disability and mobility aids with comprehensive advice on equipment and price and suitability.

If you would like to attend the AGM please call: 01434 600599 in advance. Lunch and refreshments provided.