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Healthwatch Northumberland Annual Survey 2020

Tell us your NHS, health and care experiences from last year.

We are running our annual survey during February and March this year, asking you about the NHS, health and social care you received in the last 12 months – it might be a new year but your experiences from 2019 still matter. Health services include hospital services, GPs, dentists, pharmacists, mental health and ambulance services. Social care is care in the home or in a residential or nursing care home.

By telling us about the care you received and what’s important to you, you can help us set our work for the coming year so that we can be more effective on your behalf.

You can also come and talk to us and tell us what you think of health and social care services at one of our public events below. Let us know about your experiences, what went well and what could be improved, and together we can help make care better for everyone in Northumberland.

If you are unable to come to one of our events you can leave your feedback via our online survey or get in touch to ask for a postal copy with freepost return.

 

Come and see us in your area!

Monday 3 February: Age UK Northumberland, Round House, Ashington NE63 9JZ: 10.00am – 1.00pm (part of the Northumbria Cancer Patient and Carer Group public drop-in)

Tuesday 4 February: Amble Youth Project NE65 0DT: 10.00am – 11.30am (Bridge Project Employability Hub)

Wednesday 5 February: No 28 Community Project, Hexham NE46 1DJ: 11.00am – 12.30pm (Bridge Project Employability Hub)

Thursday 6 February: Concordia Leisure Centre, Cramlington NE23 6YB: 1.30pm – 3.30pm

Thursday 6 February: Cheviot Centre, Wooler NE71 6BL: 2.00pm – 4.00pm (in partnership with Wooler patient participation group)

Wednesday 12 February: Rothbury Practice NE65 7UW: 10.30am – 12.00pm

Thursday 13 February: Northumbria Hospital (cafe area, lower ground floor), Cramlington NE23 6NZ: 10.00am – 12.00pm

Thursday 13 February: The Village Surgery, Cramlington NE63 6US: 3.00pm – 4.00pm

Thursday 13 February: Forum Family Practice, Cramlington NE63 6QN: 4.15pm – 5.15pm

Friday 14 February: Spetchells Centre, Prudhoe NE42 5AA: 10.00am – 11.30am (Bridge Project Employability Hub)

Wednesday 19 February: Seaton Delaval Community Centre NE25 0BW: 10.00am – 1.00pm (part of the Northumbria Cancer Patient and Carer Group public drop-in)

Wednesday 19 February: Adapt (NE) Community Information Morning, Hexham NE46 3HN: 10.30am – 12.30pm

Thursday 20 February: Morpeth Library NE61 1AF: 3.00pm – 5.00pm

Tuesday 25 February: Riverside Leisure Centre, Morpeth NE61 1PR: 1.30pm – 3.30pm

 

Wednesday 4 March: Morpeth Town Hall NE61 1LZ: 10.00am – 1.00pm (part of the Northumbria Cancer Patient and Carer Group public drop-in)

Monday 9 March: Hexham General Hospital NE46 1QJ: 10.00am – 1.00pm

Wednesday 11 March: Blyth Library NE24 2DJ: 10.30am – 12.00pm

Wednesday 11 March: Blyth Sports Centre NE24 5BT: 1.30pm – 3.30pm

Thursday 12 March: Haltwhistle Leisure Centre NE49 0AX: 1.30pm – 3.00pm (Bridge Project Employability Hub)

Thursday 12 March: Haltwhistle Methodist Church NE49 0AX: 5.00pm – 7.00pm

Wednesday 18 March: Wansbeck General Hospital, Ashington NE63 9JJ: 10.00am – 1.00pm

Wednesday 18 March: Ashington Leisure Centre NE63 9JY: 2.00pm – 4.00pm

Thursday 19 March: Berwick Library (first floor) TD15 1DB: 12.00pm – 2.00pm

Monday 23 March: Bedlington Community Allotment (behind Chester Court Care Home) NE22 7LD: 11.30am – 1.30pm

Friday 27 March:  Gallery Youth Project, Alnwick NE66 1SX: 11.00am – 12.30pm (Bridge Project Employability Hub)

 

 

 

 

Bedlington Wellness Week

Wellness Week at East Bedlington Community Centre

Monday 9 to Thursday 12 September

Four days of free activities – open to everyone

 

Monday 9 September:  Create Change

Paper Crafting, Relaxation Yoga, Mat Making, Legs, Bums and Tums, Beginners Yoga,

Tuesday 10 September: Be at Your Best

Confidence Boosting Workshop, The Bridge Project, CV/Interview Skills, Clothes Exchange

Wednesday 11 September: Live Well for Less

Debt/Benefits/Budgeting Advice, Doing Digital, Clothes Exchange, Health Trainers, Housing Advice, Eating Well on a Budget

Thursday 12 September: Find a Job

Jobs Fair, Meditation and Pilates

 

For more details call: 01670 828808.

Events

Summer flowers

Ageing Well Summer Roadshow

This summer roadshow is a great way to find out more about staying active, staying involved and staying well. You can also find out about local activities and volunteering opportunities near you.

For more information contact Karen Cox on: 01670 858688 or email: karen.cox@northumberlandcva.org.uk.

Older ladies dancing

Friday Afternoon Tea Dance

Dance to a live band on the sprung dance floor at East Bedlington Community Centre, or simply enjoy good music and good company.

Entry is free and refreshments will be available from the licensed community cafe. There’s plenty of free parking and all facilities are completely accessible.

For more information call: 01670 828808.

couple dancing and smiling

Friday Afternoon Tea Dance

This tea dance is a chance to dance to a live band on the centre’s srpung dance floor, or simply enjoy good food and good company.

Attendance is free and refreshments are available to purchase from the licenced cafe.

Free parking and fully acessible.

 

For enquiries call: 01670 828808.

Women talking at a public event

Living With and Beyond Cancer Community Event

The Living With and Beyond Cancer team are organising a health and wellbeing event at East Bedlington Community Centre. This is open to anyone who has had a cancer diagnosis (current or previous) and lives in the Northumberland area. You can also book an additional place for a friend, family member or carer. Your guest can attend sessions or enjoy a break in the on-site coffee shop.

The day will include the opportunity to find out what’s on in your local area, including groups, services and activities as well as the chance to try some of our fun, practical sessions for happiness and health.

Practical sessions (lasting 30 minutes to an hour) at the event include:

Men’s Sheds and Outdoor Projects – your chance to learn more about woodland walking, outdoor adventuring, wood carving using a shave horse, allotment projects and the local Men’s Sheds projects.

Talking Matters Northumberlandneed a little help on how to get a good night’s sleep? Would you like to learn how to feel calmer or lift your mood? This session is packed full of top tips from the experts. A session guaranteed to get you feeling good.

FACT (Fighting All Cancers Together) – FACT is a North East based charity which has new bases in Bedlington and Whitley Bay. The heart of the work they do is to strengthen the network of support available in the area, and to make it easier to access support at a time when people least feel like looking for help. FACT offer direct support to those diagnosed with cancer, their family, carers and friends.  They offer regular help, support and social opportunities for people going through the cancer journey.

Health Trainer Service – Bursting with nutritional goodness, this session is perfect for you if you’d like to learn more about making healthy lifestyle changes in a fun way. This session will talk you through how to make small changes that will improve your health and wellbeing and link you in with local activities. Our very own healthy lifestyle team will be ready to serve you up the very best knowledge on how to make healthy changes using tried and tested methods.

There will also be an opportunity to wander around our stalls and chat to organisations such as The Northumbria Cancer Patient and Carer Group, Northumberland Clinical Commissioning Group, Support Planners, Family Gateway, Active Northumberland, Age UK Northumberland and many more. There will also be a number of Cancer Nurses Specialists’ available to chat to on the day.

Free parking is available and refreshments will be available during the day, including a lunchtime buffet.

Places can be booked via the following ways:

Demand is expected to be high and will be allocated on a first-come-first served basis.

For more detailed information, please contact The Northumberland Living With and Beyond Team 01670 623863 or email LivingWithAndBeyondCancer@nhct.nhs.uk

 

 

Children jumping in the air

Ashington Family Fun Day

Enjoy a summer family fun day at Ashington Children’s Centre, with games, crafts and low cost activities and fun fair rides. No need to book in advance. Come and say hello to the Healthwatch Northumberland team who will be there with some health related fun activities and giveaways.

For more information contact Ashington Children’s Centre on: 01670 819988.

 

 

 

Children jumping in the air

Bedlington Family Fun Day

Enjoy a summer family fun day at Bedlington Children’s Centre, with games, crafts and low cost activities and fun fair rides. No need to book in advance. Come and say hello to the Healthwatch Northumberland team who will be there with some health related fun activities and giveaways.

For more information contact Bedlington Children’s Centre on: 01670 822714.