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Leisure & Lifestyle

You can find all sorts of ideas for activities, classes, groups and hobbies that you can get involved in here. Whether it’s a day out or a regular activity that you’re looking for there’s something for everyone. If you want to see what’s happening in your area or this week check out Events and Activities in our main menu.

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10 Tips for good health

As you get older, your health becomes more of a priority. We have compiled a list of handy tips that will help you to stay fit and healthy and to improve your general wellbeing.

Accessible and Public Toilets

When going out and about it is useful to find where your nearest accessible toilets and other facilities are.

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.

Airport assistance

is available if you have mobility issues or a disability. Assistance can be arranged before you fly to help make your travel easier.

Anti-social behaviour

Anti-social behaviour can range from dropping litter to serious harassment. It can have a major negative effect on your health and your quality of life.

Benefits of being physically active

being active is key to leading an independent life. Doing a little bit of activity regularly can make a real difference to your health.

Bogus callers

People who call unexpectedly at your home are not always who they say they are and while you might think you are being rude by refusing someone entry into your home, remember it is your property and your decision whether to invite them in.

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.

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!

Cinemas

Tyne and Wear has several cinemas, showing everything from Hollywood blockbusters to low-budget, independent films. You can choose from large, multi-screen cinemas to smaller, more intimate venues.