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Family & Relationships

As we grow older our relationships evolve. Major life changes such as retirement, grandchildren, bereavement or seperation can have a huge impact upon your life. Support is available to help guide you through these changes, to maintain your relationships and find new friendships.

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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.

Bereavement

The death of someone close to you, whether it was expected or sudden, can be an extremely difficult time, and you will experience many different emotions. Help is available.

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.

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.

Children’s activities

It can sometimes be difficult to keep children and young people occupied, so if you are responsible for entertaining your children or grandchildren you may find some of these suggestions useful!

Civil Partnership

Same-sex couples in the United Kingdom can have their relationships legally recognised and have the same rights as a married couple.

Family and relationship problems

As we grow older our lives and families change. This can raise issues with your family and relationships. Support is available to help you through these challenging times.

Feeling lonely?

It can be useful to think of positive ways to overcome any feelings of loneliness that you may be experiencing.

Finding a partner

If you are single and want to meet a new partner, there are several ways of meeting new people.

Finding friends

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