Social Prescribing Link Workers
We can refer you to our Social Prescribing Link Worker who can help with non medical issues. These could be issues with housing, or benefits, or relationships which are causing you to feel anxious or stressed. If you would like to be referred to our social link workers or you would like to know more about what they offer please contact reception and we can arrange this for you.
Practice Number 0191 477 6955
Patient Advice and Liaison Service
The Patient Advice and Liaison Service (PALS) offers confidential advice, support and information on health-related matters. They provide a point of contact for patients, their families and their carers.
Gateshead Carers was formed in 1995 when a small group of carers got together in order to support each other. Today they have achieved the Trusted Charity Mark award recognizing the work they do in Gateshead. They believe that no carer should feel alone and it is vital that all unpaid carers feel supported in their caring role.
0191 490 0121
Healthwatch was launched in England on April 1 2013 to give users of health and social care services a powerful voice – both locally and nationally. Healthwatch Gateshead is your dedicated consumer champion, working with users of local NHS and social care services to hear about your experiences, identify any issues or problems and help generate improvements.
Experienced drivers are, in general, safer than those with less experience. But as we get older, our health and fitness, often including our eyesight, physical condition and reaction times, begins to decline. Age related conditions can also begin to affect our driving. Recognise whether and how your driving is changing and decide what you can do to cope with these changes and find help, such as medical advice, driving assessments and training and vehicle adaptations.
Dementia UK offers specialist one-to-one support and expert advice for people living with dementia.
0800 888 6678
Age UK is the country’s largest charity dedicated to helping everyone make the most of later life. Age UK believe in a world where everyone can love later life and we work every day to achieve this.
0800 678 1602
The Silver Line
The Silver Line is the only free confidential helpline providing information, friendship and advice to older people, open 24 hours a day, every day of the year.
0800 4 70 80 90
Cinnamon Trust is the only specialist national charity which seeks to relieve the anxieties, problems, and sometimes injustices, faced by elderly and terminally ill people and their pets, thereby saving a great deal of human sadness and animal suffering.
01736 757 900