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As we grow our relationships evolve. Major life changes such as starting a family, separation, bereavement, retirement, or becoming a grandparent, 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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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.

Autism is a life-long condition which affects a person’s ability to communicate or to do everyday things. This page has more information about local support organisations and groups in Newcastle.

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.

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.

As a carer you may be entitled to a Carers assessment from the council to find out what support is available to you in your caring role.

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.

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

These are a great way to get involved in local activities. Here’s a handy list of community centres and hubs in Newcastle, so you can find out what’s happening near you.

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

The European Union Settlement Scheme requires all non-UK and non-Irish European Union (EU), European Economic Area (EEA) and Swiss nationals to apply to stay in the UK.

Lives and families change all the time. This can raise issues with your family and relationships. Support is available to help you through these challenging times.

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

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

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.

It’s a good idea to think about how you will manage your new financial and legal arrangements when marrying or starting a new civil partnership in later life.

Information and advice for grandparents.

There are many ways that you can keep in touch with friends and family online. Email and Video Chat are very popular (and free) ways to communicate with others.

Information about looking after a friend or relative.

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.

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.

Plan ahead to manage your affairs.  There may be a point in your life where you are unable to manage your finances and need someone to do this for you. Or if you care for a family member or friend, you may need to step in to manage their finances and other affairs, if they are unable to do so themselves.

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.

You need to take time to decide whether to move in with relatives, as the relationship you have with your family and your own individual circumstances will naturally affect how suitable this option would be for you.

Self care and self management for people with a disability are terms that are used regularly in today’s society, particularly by the NHS and associated health and social care organisations.

Information and advice on relationship counselling, separation and divorce.

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

Find out more about your body, protection, screening, check ups, relationships and services available.

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.

connecting with others online is a great way to keep in touch with friends and family and discover others who have shared interests. There are many ways to do this for free.

Social Prescribing is where you are prescribed activity or exercise to improve your physical and mental health. It may be used in place of medication or alongside treatment.

If you are seeking asylum in Newcastle there are a number of local services who can help with support and advice.

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 housing and support services that are available for people with a learning disability or autism.

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.

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