Search Newcastle

Search supports older people and people affected by dementia in the west of Newcastle. They run a range of activities free or low cost activities to help people have happy, healthy and interesting lives. This includes:

  • Dance, music, crafts and keep fit activities at venues across the west end
  • Advice and Information Service: free and independent advice for people over the age of 50 in the West End of Newcastle at
  • Buy and Bite shopping and friendship groups with staff support and accessible transport
  • Bishop’s Court Lunch Club held weekly with supported accessible transport
  • Chain Reaction Prevention Support which helps older people who might have challenges relating to their physical, mental health or with memory issues to connect with their local community
  • Choir: weekly singing group at Cruddas Park GP surgery
  • Dementia and Memory loss related support for families
  • Energy Advice for people living in postcodes NE4, NE5 and NE15. Free home energy assessment and advice on how to save energy at home. Some small items can be fitted for you to help reduce energy costs such as Radiator Foils, draft excluders and insulating jackets. They give advice problems with your bills and to look for grants and discounts.
  • Handy Help service for small repairs to help maintain your home, gardening service
  • Home from hospital: up to 6 weeks of support when discharged from hospital
  • Search@ Home: help with cleaning, shopping, laundry and attend appointments
  • West End Friends project: one to one support and group activities in the South Asian and Chinese communities
  • Kenton Hub 12pm to 1.30pm on Tuesdays for people over 50 years at Kenton Library, Hillsview Avenue, NE3 3Q
  • Talking Therapies for people over the age of 50 who are feeling low, anxious, or overwhelmed. Their Link Worker can help you to use this service. Home visits are available for people who are housebound or have mobility problems.