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There are many different types of care available that can help you to live more comfortably and independently. Getting help at the right time can help improve your quality of life. Allowing you to continue enjoying life, plan ahead and make choices that are right for you.

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Addictions

Addiction is a psychological and physical inability to stop something even though it is causing psychological and physical harm.

Adult abuse

Abuse should be reported to the safeguarding teams.. Abuse can be emotional, physical, sexual, financial, discriminatory, psychological, organisational, domestic, neglect, self neglect or modern slavery.

Advocacy support to get your voice heard

Advocacy is where someone helps you to get your views and opinions heard. They can support you to access services if you are unable to do so by yourself.

Alcohol

Alcohol can damage our brains and our organs.  It is best to drink in moderation.

Autism

Autism is a  life-long condition. It affects a person’s ability to communicate or to do everyday things. People with a learning disability find it harder than others to learn, understand and communicate.

Care and support

Personalised care and support can help you to live more comfortably and independently. Getting help at the right time can help improve your quality of life and allow you to continue enjoying life, plan ahead and make choices that are right for you.

Care homes in Newcastle

List of residential and nursing care homes in Newcastle commissioned by Newcastle City Council.

Carer’s Allowance

Carer’s allowance is paid to people over 16 and who spend at least 35 hours a week caring for someone with substantial care needs.

Carers assessments

As a carer you may be entitled to a Carers assessment. It is carried out to see what support you might be eligible for, to help you look after yourself and the person you care for.

Carers Wellbeing Fund

This fund is available for carers to take breaks and opportunities that give them choice, independence and control to improve their health and wellbeing. The fund is currently closed.