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Support Organisations and Helplines

Support Organisations and Helplines Many organisations offer helplines, text support and online help for mental health and other conditions or circumstances where people may need support. Samaritans Call 116 123Visit samaritans.orgText ‘SHOUT’ to 85258 Tyneside Mind Support Line Call 0191 477 4545 (8 am to 10 pm)Visit tynesidemind.org.uk Newcastle Crisis Team Call 0191 814 8899 … Continued

Enhanced Health in Care Homes (EHCH)

Enhanced Health in Care Homes (EHCH) The NHS Plan promises to ‘upgrade NHS support to all care home residents who would benefit by 2023/24, with the EHCH model rolled out across the whole country.’ Older people living in care homes have not always been able to expect equal access to NHS services, despite the fact … Continued

The Little Orange Book

The Little Orange Book The Little Orange Book helps parents of under-fives with practical information about common childhood conditions. Distributed to all new mums in Newcastle and Gateshead through health visitors, this little gem helps parents and carers to recognise and respond to a range of common diseases, illnesses and conditions as well as pointing you … Continued

Supporting People with Disabilities

Supporting People with Disabilities   Financial support   There are several different allowances and benefits available to people who need help due to illness or disability. A parent or guardian can claim Disability Living Allowance (DLA) for a child under the age of 16 who needs help looking after themselves or getting about. It has … Continued

Memory loss

Memory Loss We can all be forgetful at times, misplacing keys, or losing our train of thought while talking, but it is useful to know what is normal, what is not, and when it is the right time to seek help.   Stress and Memory Loss Feeling stressed affects both our ability to recall information … Continued