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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 and allow you to continue enjoying life, plan ahead and make choices that are right for you.

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Adult abuse

Abuse can take many different forms. It can be emotional, physical, sexual, financial, discriminatory, psychological, organisational, domestic, neglect, self neglect or modern slavery.

Advocacy – support available 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.

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.

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

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

Choosing a care home

Care homes can provide accommodation with either personal or nursing care, depending upon your needs. They vary in size and in the facilities that they provide.

Cleaning services

Sometimes you may need a helping hand with your house work. There are various organisations in Newcastle that offer one off and regular cleaning…

Complaining to Adult Services

If you are not happy with the service that you receive, or if you feel that something has gone wrong, Adult Services need to know.

Day centres and services

There are a number of day services to choose from in Newcastle including lunch clubs, social activities, fitness classes and much more.