25 March 2020
2nd June 2017 InfoNOW News
- Independent Age
- Personalising InformationNOW – Favourites
- Healthwatch Newcastle and Gateshead
Research & Reports
- Recommendations from the North’s leading think tank
Opportunities for Action
- Housing Manifesto
New on InformationNOW this week!
- This week’s events & activities at a glance
- Carers Week, 12 – 18 June
- Lost in translation – movement project
- Updated articles & organisations
- Dementia Café
- National Digital Leaders 100 Awards 2017
Updated articles and Information
- Gas Safety
- Carers assessments
- Affordable Furniture
- North East Counselling Services
- St Martins Centre
- Throckley Community Hall
- Victim Support
Independent Age has opened a new office in Newcastle. Independent Age provides older people and their families with clear, free and impartial advice on important issues: care and support, money and benefits, health and mobility.There are two key staff and they also have a network of volunteers who offer a Friendship service.
If you would like to find out more about their services or for volunteering opportunities, please call Harriet or Kay on:0191 731 4000.
Did you know that you can personalise InformationNOW?
Follow these easy steps to save your Favourite information for quick and easy access wherever you are:
Step 1 Register on the InformationNOW website as an individual or an organisation.
Step 2 Login with your own password
Step 3 Look at the top right hand corner of the site and it will say Hi
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Remember – it’s your personal area and you can add and remove items whenever you like.
Healthwatch Newcastle and Gateshead
Nominate a star
Have you received outstanding support, advice and help from a volunteer or health or social care professional? Perhaps the whole unit or department were outstanding?
Research & Reports
Recommendations from the North’s leading think tank
IPPR North has published a set of changes that need to be made to policies for older workers, systems for funding retirement, and our attitudes to ageing, if people are to be empowered to take control of the whole of their working lives.
- taking a life course approach to developing and implementing policies at local and central government level
- develop regional generational accounts that look at the local labour market and social trends and
- establish life course work centres which help organisations think about redeployment of older staff in a planned way
- planned and tailored training and development of staff at different stages of their work/life
National Digital Leaders 100 Awards 2017
Lisa Dawson, the Digital Inclusion Officer for Get Online Newcastle has been nominated to represent Newcastle in these Awards.
Please take a minute to vote for Lisa. Vote on the website by scrolling down, ticking Lisa’s profile and then scroll down again to submit.
Opportunities for action
Decent homes in later life housing manifesto
The Older People’s Housing Champion’s network has produced a Housing Manifesto which includes ten recommendations to ensure that all older people have access to a decent home in later life. They are a national network of older activists who support action by older people’s groups across England to improve housing and housing related services for an ageing population.
This week’s events and activities at a glance
Monday 5th June
- Tap Dancing
- Craft Group at Byker Community Centre
- Beginners Tai Chi
Tuesday 6th June
- Keep Fit
- Rabita Women
- Beginners Men’s Golf Sessions
Wednesday 7th June
- Gentle gardening sessions
- Carpet Bowls Club at Robert Stewart Memorial Church
- Line Dancing
Thursday 8th June
- Even Fitter
- Mahila Mandal
- Exercise for Men
Friday 9th June
- Computer Club at Search
- Dementia Cafe Great Park
- Beginners Ladies Golf Sessions
Open Day, Newcastle Carers Centre, 135-139 Shields Road, Byker, Newcastle, NE6 1DN
Newcastle Carers are holding a series of events and activities to raise awareness of Carers Week from 12 – 18 June. Amongst the activities are their Open Day on Saturday 17 June which includes activities such as therapies and refreshments as well as a trip to Beamish on Tuesday 13 June.
Why not support their Thunderclap campaign #MyCommunityCares.
If you want to find out more about caring for someone including advice, support and assessments then browse our care category on InformationNOW.
Lost in translation – movement project
5th to 16 June (series of sessions)
Dance City, Temple Street, NE1 4BR Newcastle upon Tyne
Would you like to participate in learning through movement, theatre and storytelling?
Lost in Translation are seeking participants (adults and children) to take part in a 3-day intensive workshop process exploring social and cultural identity following a research process in Newcastle and Santiago, Chile supported by the Lisa Ullmann Travelling Scholarship.
Contact: email@example.com to find out more about these workshops.
To get the most out of InformationNOW you can also search our category on leisure and lifestyle
First Thursday of the month
Blackfriars @ The Ouseburn, New Bridge Street, Newcastle, NE1 2TQ
Come along and join the team at the Alzheimer’s Society for a chat, a cup of tea and to share information at our new Dementia Café on the first Thursday of the month starting on 1st June.
For further information please contact The Alzheimer’s Society.
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Last updated: May 1, 2018