The Side by Side service has a real focus on empowering people affected by dementia.  Volunteers support people living with dementia to identify their own personal talents, strengths and capabilities and help them to maintain fulfilling relationships with their peers and the wider community. Volunteers encourage people with dementia to get out and about, be active, retain old activities and take up new interests where possible.
 
Knowing that not every person with dementia will wish to be active within the community, Side by Side volunteers will also support people with dementia who wish to take part in dementia specific activity/groups or maybe want to engage in hobbies or leisure pursuits in their own home.
 
The primary aim of Side by Side, however, will remain to encourage and support people with dementia to remain active within their communities.   Volunteers are fully trained and supported by a Side by Side Coordinator.
 
If you would like to access the service or require any further information please contact the Side by Side Coordinators on: 01670 813255 or email  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

Northumberland Sport are working with colleagues to develop a 10 year Physical Activity Strategy for the county. For this strategy we are taking a life course approach and have planned an event to focus on Physical Activity & the Ageing Well Agenda. 
 
This event will be held on Wednesday 18th July, 9.30am-12pm at the Holiday Inn Hotel, Great North Road, Seaton burn, NE13 6BP. A light lunch will be served after the event. 
 
We are keen to engage with as many organisations as possible to support the development of the strategy. To reserve a place, please complete the booking form.

 

The Northumberland, Tyne & Wear NHS Foundation Trust is to launch a new adult mental health network at this event to share good practice, promote good links and engage with stakeholders.  Join us on the day and experience: 

  • Chill-out space
  • Virtual Reality
  • Tree of life

To book a place please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  Your place will be confirmed by Tuesday 3 July.  Those requiring assistance with transport please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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Northumberland Sport is working with a range of partners to develop proposals to help improve the wellbeing of children and young people from across the county.  This in particular will focus on increasing participation in physical activity as well as other initiatives which encourage healthy weight.   To help with this work, Active Northumberland is carrying out a survey to find out what activities are available locally that support this.  
 
Individual responses will not be shared publicly nor individuals/organisations identified without their prior consent.  The information provided will be used to build understanding and help with future planning.
 
Please complete the link below to help with this planning.  If you require further information, please contact Gail Ballance at Northumberland Sport 01670 623519 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The DoE is seeking views on revisions made to include asylum seeking children being brought to the UK under the Dublin III Regulation to join family or relatives.

Asylum seeking children coming to live in the UK can be some of the most vulnerable in the country. The revisions are intended to provide clarity and support to local authorities in fulfilling their role where children are being brought to the UK under the Dublin III Regulation to live with family or relatives.  
 
This consultation seeks views on whether the revised guidance provides sufficient advice to local authorities in England engaging in these cases.  They would like to know:

  1. Is there anything in the revised guidance that should be amended?
  2. Is there anything further that should be added to the revised guidance?
  3. Do you have any suggestions for further links or resources that could be included?

The consultation is open until 4th JulyRespond here.