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Family & Relationships

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

Food and friends

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.

Getting married again and your finances

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.

Grandparent issues

Information and advice for grandparents.

Keeping in Touch Online

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.

Kinship Carers – caring for young relatives

Information abou tlooking after a friend or relative.

Learning disability

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.