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Annual General Meeting 2018

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Thanks go to everyone who came along to out AGM this year, to hear from Chair, Pat Maginn and Director, Liz Prudhoe about the work undertaken over the year 2017/18. This informal event was a chance for members and partner organisations to get together and look back at what has been achieved and what is planned for the coming year. The new Personal Assistant Register was launched at the meeting – this is a register held by Adapt (NE), of people looking to work as a personal assistant or carer, so that those looking for help can find someone suitable in their local area. For more information please give us a call.

The AGM coincided with our first Community Information Morning, held in the resource centre, next to Cafe @ Burn Lane. Local organisations including Alzheimers Society, West Northumberland Food Bank and Carers Northumberland were on hand with advice and information for the general public and our AGM guests. We plan to hold these Information Mornings quarterly so look out for details of the next one in the new year.

If you would like a copy of our latest Annual Report please call to request a hard copy, or you can download an online version below.

Adapt (NE) Annual Report 2017/18.

Alzheimer’s Society monthly drop-ins

Are you worried about your memory? Come and have an informal chat with a dementia adviser at one of the new monthly drop-ins at Cafe @ Burn Lane. The drop-ins take place on the first Monday of the month, starting 3 December, between 11.00am and 1.00pm.

For more information contact: northumberland@alzheimers.org.uk.

Community Information Morning

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Our first Community Information Morning will be held on 14 November, to coincide with our AGM. Taking place from 10.30am – 12.30pm, this event will be in the Resource Centre, next to Cafe @ Burn Lane and will be a chance to talk to local organisations about what they have to offer. As well as advice and information from Adapt about the services we provide, there will be stalls from Healthwatch Northumberland, WECAN, West Northumberland Food Bank, Carers Northumberland and Alzheimers Society. Cafe @ Burn Lane will be open throughout serving freshly made meals and snacks.

Come along for a chat, and please let friends and neighbours know about this event.

Annual General Meeting 2018

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Our AGM this year takes place on Wednesday 14 November. This is a chance for members to hear about our work over the last 12 months and to meet our board and staff. Our latest annual report will be available on the day.

Tea and coffee will be served from 10.30am with the meeting starting at 11.00am. The meeting will be followed by complimentary refreshments.

We are also holding an information morning in the resource centre on that day, with stands from local organisations who will be sharing advice and information on their services. This is open to to the general public as well as those attending the AGM.

If you have not yet had a chance to visit our community cafe, Cafe @ Burn Lane, we would love to show you around during your visit.

Please let us know if you can attend by calling the office on 01434 600599 before Monday 5th November. Transport can be provided on request. We do hope you can join us.

Adapt (NE) invited to PM’s Social Enterprise Roundtable

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Director of Adapt (NE), Liz Prudhoe, was invited to speak at Downing Street last month at a special roundtable for heads of social enterprises. The event, organised by Lord Bird, founder of The Big Issue, was a chance for leading individuals from social enterprises across a range of sectors to discuss how the government can protect and expand the role social enterprises can and should play in the public service economy.

Liz (pictured back, centre) was asked to speak about the difference Adapt (NE) is making in improving the quality of life for those with a disability, and those with mobility restrictions due to living in remote locations and limited access to public transport.

She says, “It was a privilege to be asked to attend this event focusing on social enterprises. As a small but growing organisation, the roundtable was an opportunity to demonstrate the significant role Adapt (NE) plays in the local community and economy. We were able to showcase the broad portfolio of services we offer, from transport to advocacy, and from equipment loan to the new community café at our Burn Lane site”.

Great Northumberland: Hexham Launch Event

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Great Northumberland is 56 days of family-friendly arts, culture and heritage events across the county. In a year that sees the Great Exhibition of the North put the spotlight on the north, Great Northumberland is about celebrating the best that Northumberland has to offer.

The summer begins on Saturday 7 July with a spectacular opening ceremony in Hexham. This will be a fantastic opener for a summer-long programme of events, with a vibrant programme of music, street theatre and a spectacular showcase event produced and created by outdoor arts afficionados, ‘Walk the Plank’.

Adapt (NE) is pleased to be a part of the event. As well as transporting performers around the town, we will be providing the free park and ride shuttle bus service from the mart up to the town.

For more information on the launch event at the county-wide programme of events please visit: www.greatnorthumberland.co.uk.