9 July 2020
Updates on the coronavirus and plastic free July.
Information event, Saturday 1 October 11.00am – 3.00pm Pottery Bank Community Centre (previously known as the Thomas Gaughan Community Association), Yelverton Crescent, Walker, NE6 3SW.
Tree Top Village is in the heart of Central Walker and offers 75 one and two bedroom homes to rent in a brand new development on Walker Road.
Exclusively for people over 55, all homes are light and airy with excellent space standards and modern fixtures and fittings. The central atrium area of the development boasts a community area and retail and leisure space to give residents the option of socialising nearby if they wish.
A sheltered service is available on some of the apartments.
Tree Top Village offers:
Information event, Saturday 1 October
Get a sneak preview of the beautiful new interiors, find out about the retail and leisure space and register your interest at our information event on Saturday 1 October, from 11.00am ?3.00pm:
Pottery Bank Community Centre (previously known as the Thomas Gaughan Community Association), Yelverton Crescent, Walker, NE6 3SW.
No need to book. All welcome.
Call Your Homes Newcastle on 0191 278 8455, email email@example.com or come along to the information event to find out more and register your interest.
Applications open now to get for next winter? bill (or prepay top up vouchers.)
Pension Credit (Guarantee) customers get the discount automatically so do not need to apply.
Find out more from Warm Home Discount Scheme
Smart meters are a new kind of gas and electricity meter that can digitally send meter readings to your energy supplier. This not only ensures more accurate energy bills, smart meters also come with monitors so you can get a better understanding of your energy usage.
Smart meters are in the process of being installed and suppliers intend to replace all existing credit and prepayment meters with smart meters by 2020.
The benefits of a smart meter are:
The disadvantages are:
A new national phone number has been launched for people or find out about power cuts in their community.
105 is the new number and will route customers to their local electricity network operator. It’s also supported by a new website
Tyneside Cinema? Dementia Friendly Cinema programme has been shortlisted for an Equality North East Award.
The Awards Presentation takes place on Thursday 20th October.
Frail older people in England are being left to fend for themselves because government-funded care is being scaled back, a review suggests.
The number of over-65s being helped by councils had fallen by a quarter in the four years to 2014, the joint King’s Fund and Nuffield Trust report said.
This was despite more people needing help, because of the ageing population
Read more on BBC
In 2012 when Vera Baird was first elected as PCC for Northumbria she talked to local people to understand what their priorities were around policing and crime. Vera used this information to set out the five priorities in her first Police and Crime Plan which are:
For each of these priorities Vera identified a number of actions which have improved services to local people. Towards the end of her first term in office, she was pleased that:
Please try to attend one of the public meetings the commissioner is holding throughout the force area, details available on her website.
NHS Newcastle Gateshead Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) is running a second Self-Care Engagement and Participation Programme in October. This project will provide a core group of volunteers with the skills and knowledge necessary not just to better manage their own care, but to engage with the wider population of Gateshead on behalf of the Care Home Programme. The programme has received positive feedback and volunteers from the first programme have connected with 130 older people so far. The course runs from 5th October 2016 over five Wednesday?, 10.00am to 3.30pm, and is open to older people in Newcastle. Lunch will be provided and travel expenses will be refunded on all course days.
Applications requested by 23 September. To find out more contact Lindsay Gibbins, Patient, Public and Community Involvement Lead at Newcastle Gateshead CCG. Call 0101 217 2881 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Warm Up North is offering free gas boilers, subject to eligibility and survey, to people who really need them. That is, people on certain benefits, with a lower income, home owners or tenants with private landlords with an inefficient gas boiler. They want to make sure you can keep your home warm.Read more
Great North Snowdogs is a large scale public art trail coming to the streets, parks and open spaces of Tyne and Wear this autumn, all in aid of St Oswald? Children? Hospice.
Sixty one individually-designed Snowdog sculptures are located placed around our region for the next 10 weeks. Each Snowdog has been elaborately designed by an artist or celebrity and sponsored by a local business, with many offering discounts and promotions to people who discover their dogs.
Tyne and Wear Metro is supporting the trail, and as the trail map is largely based on the Metro map, most of the Snowdogs are easily accessible by Metro.
When the trail ends, all 61 dogs will be auctioned off to raise vital funds for St Oswald? Children? Hospice.
Places can be booked by clicking here if your customer does not have an email address please use Getonline@newcastle.gov.uk an E-ticket will be generated and sent to this address, I will then print it off and post it to them. If customers can? book online they can call 0191 277 4125.
See below for full course content:
This is a 4 week course and you must attend all of the sessions below:
Session 1, Tuesday 18th October, 2.30 – 4.30pm
Session 2, Thursday 27th October, 2.30 – 4.30pm
Session 3, Thursday 3rd November, 2.30 – 4.30pm
Get ready for Get Online Week which this year takes place between 17-23 October. Co-ordinated by the Tinder Foundation and the UK online centres network, the campaign will see hundreds of local events taking place to show thousands of people how being online can make their lives a little easier.
Sunday 2 October, 12.30-2.30pm or 3-5pm
Dance City in Newcastle City Centre are holding a day of dance taster sessions for people aged 55 and over to try Salsa, Tap, Ballet and Pilates. This is a fun, friendly and relaxed event for anyone who wants to try dance, and costs just £2. Whether you’re a regular dancer or completely new to dance, you are welcome to come along. There will be chance to meet like-minded folk, and tea and biscuits will be provided.
There are also free taster sessions for people with Parkinson’s and Dementia available.
Chain Reaction are currently supporting a new Dementia friendly Afternoon tea which starts soon at All Saints Church hall in Gosforth. This is hoped to be a timely venture with the current aim to make Gosforth a Dementia friendly community.
The Afternoon tea will take place on a weekly basis on a Tuesday afternoon 3 – 4.30 and has a cost of £1.50 – the first session is 13th September.
They hope to welcome anyone who would like a light afternoon tea (a coffee/ tea/ juice and cake) and an opportunity to get together and connect with others and enjoy some entertainment or an activity (optional).
The group is inclusive of anyone in the community – those finding themselves at a loose end, carers , cared for persons or those living with Dementia.
Last updated: July 2, 2020