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

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 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.

Age Proud Newcastle is a collaboration led by the Elders Council, Equal Arts and council and voluntary partners.

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

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

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.

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

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.

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.

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

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.

Help with cleaning and housework.

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.

NHS and Government advice on coronavirus and hand washing.

 

Poster with information on safeguarding for Newcastle during the coronavirus period.

 

Coronavirus shielding information – groups at risk

NHS and Government advice on Coronavirus: isolate your household information.

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

Dementia is a term used to describe various disorders involving a loss of brain function, such as thinking, memory, reasoning and language.

Newcastle is committed to becoming a Dementia friendly city.

Direct payments are a way of paying for care and support services such as care in the home, day services or respite care. Direct Payments allow you to buy and arrange your own care and support services.

Domestic abuse can happen to anyone. It’s described as any incident or pattern of incidents that are: controlling, coercive, threatening, violent.

Epilepsy is a neurological condition which causes seizures. There are many different types of epilepsy and seizures.

Looking to connect  and make new friends? There are many places to meet up with people in Newcastle.

There are loads of great places to visit for food in Newcastle. Some offer discounts for older people or a tailored service such as lunch clubs where you can socialise with other like minded people.

Gardening is good for you. It is therapy and fitness rolled into one.

Getting to hospital can be a worry for some people. This section gives details on how you can travel to and from the hospitals in Newcastle.

There are groups that aim to ensure the views of patients, carers and the public are heard and acted upon by those making decisions concerning health and health services.

Most NHS services are free, however, you may be entitled to free treatment or help with some of these health costs.

There are supported shopping schemes that can help you get out and buy your essential items or have them delivered.

You can make changes to your home or get  equipment to help you with day-to-day tasks and activities.  This can be important to your wellbeing and quality of life.

If you need some support at home with personal care such as bathing, dressing and making meals, there are organisations that may be able to help you.

see the full list of general and specialist home care agencies. Read more about who’s commissioned by the council

This section looks at the different ways you can raise concerns you may have about health services.

There are grants available to help pay for adaptations and equipment to make life easier around your home.

Information about looking after a friend or relative.

Sometimes you may need a helping hand with your house work. Some local areas have launderette facilities and there are some charities and organisations in Newcastle that offer laundry services.

A learning disability 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.

Leaving hospital can be just as daunting as going into hospital for some people. Information on what should happen when you leave hospital and tips on how to prepare for your return home.

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

Many people (adults, young carers and children) do not see themselves as carers, but rather as family members or friends, and do not realise that they may be able to get financial and practical help from the City Council, health services and voluntary organisations.

Some people have difficulties making decisions. This could be due to a learning disability, dementia, a mental health problem, or a brain injury

If you are finding it difficult to prepare your own meals and have no other way of getting a main meal, you may want to consider applying to have hot meals delivered to your home.

Mental health is about how we think, feel and behave. 1 in 4 people in the UK have a mental health problem which affects their daily life, relationships or physical health.

If you need help with a mental health problem outside normal working hours here are services you can use.

For many people the main symptom is a painful headache. Other symptoms include disturbed vision; sensitivity to light, sound and smells feeling sick and vomiting.

Palliative care is a term that is used when someone is supported through a  serious progressive illness. It also includes care for their families.

Parkinson’s disease is a progressive neurological condition which affects movements such as walking, talking and writing.

The system for paying for care can be quite complicated. The amount you pay depends upon your circumstances.

If you’re worried about getting help if you have an accident at home or fall ill suddenly, a 24 hour response, monitoring or support service may be useful to you to help you live confidently and independently.

Your personal budget is the sum of money that Newcastle City Council allocates for your care and support.  As a result of your personal budget, a support plan should be put in place.

 

Information about sexual health, protection from sexual transmitted infections, contraception and details of organisations that can provide you with expert advice and guidance.

Sleep is an essential process that our bodies and minds need in order to function.  This article explains why sleep is important and what can affect it.

There are a range of support groups in Newcastle that help, advise and support people through difficulties including offering emotional support to those people dealing with illness, social isolation, end of life or a long term condition.

 

This article explains the services that are available for people with a learning disability or autism.

Vaccine poster showing the order of priority.

Vision impairment means that your eyesight cannot be corrected by glasses or lenses.  Conditions include: cataract,macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, glaucoma, retinitis pigamentosa and a condition related to stroke, hemianopia.

Find out more about places where you can receive legal advice in Newcastle.

This article explains what to expect during your stay in hospital.

A financial assessment determines how much you have to pay for the services you receive from Social Services, or how much you will receive in Direct Payments

If you need some extra help to live independently at home, you may be able to get help from Newcastle City Council.