Join us for our AGM 2023!

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Friday 24 November, 11.00am – 12.30pm

Please join us for our annual meeting, which this year will take place on Friday 24 November, here at our site on Burn Lane, Hexham.

We will be giving an overview of our work over the past 12 months and our plans for the coming year, particularly our community cafe. We’d like to know your thoughts on the cafe and a short questionnaire is now available in the cafe for you to tell us what you think.

If you would like to attend the AGM please call us on 01434 600599 (option 1) to register for your free place.


New vacancies: Living Well Coordinators

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Job Title: Living Well Coordinator (Social Prescriber)

Responsible to: Adapt (NE) and West Northumberland Primary Care Network

Hours: 37 hours per week, Monday to Friday 9.00am – 5.00pm. Two full-time posts (open to job share)

Salary: £27,595.92 per annum

Benefits: 25 days annual leave per year, plus statutory holidays (pro rata)

Location: The Living Well Coordination Service covers the 12 GP practices in the West Northumberland Primary Care Network (PCN)

  • Do you have excellent listening and communication skills?
  • Are you organised with good administrative and IT skills?
  • Do you enjoy working as part of a team?
  • Do you want to help support West Northumberland residents to improve their health and wellbeing?

If you have answered ‘yes’ to the above questions, then the Living Well Coordination Service would love to hear from you.

We are recruiting for two full-time Living Well Coordinators. This is an opportunity to be involved in delivering and supporting solutions for primary care patients across the West Northumberland PCN.

Each Living Well Coordinator will be the named worker for 1-3 GP practices and will split their working time across these practices, as well as working from Adapt (NE)’s office in Hexham and home-working where appropriate. They will also be required to work in other places throughout the North East, as identified in your individual work programme.

The West Northumberland PCN practices are Bellingham Practice, Branch End Surgery (Stocksfield), Burn Brae Medical Group (Hexham), Corbridge Medical Group, Haltwhistle Medical Group, Humshaugh and Wark Medical Group, Prudhoe Medical Group, Scots Gap Medical Group (Morpeth), Sele Medical Practice (Hexham) and White Medical Group (Ponteland). Adderlane Surgery (Prudhoe) and Riversdale Surgery (Prudhoe) are also supported by the service.

Clients may live rurally beyond these areas.

Please find below the job description/person specification and application form. Please tell us how you meet the person specification within the application form and return it along with the GDPR Consent Form.

Completed applications to be returned by email by 5.00pm on Monday 13 November 2023.

Interviews will be held on Tuesday 21 November 2023.

If you require any further information, please contact Emma Aljoe by email or call 01434 600599 (option 4).

Living Well Coordinator job description and person specification

Living Well Coordinator Application Form

GDPR consent form


Information event, Hexham


Are you neurodivergent?

Join us for an information event, Adapt (NE), Burn Lane, Hexham Ne46 3HN

Wednesday 20 September, 11.00am – 1.30pm

It can be a confusing world when you’re trying to get the support, service or activities you need at the right time and the right place. For example, you may have been taught how to live on a budget at school aged 15 but what about when you actually need it at aged 27?

There is no one easy place to get up to date information, or to work out what’s out there, and we want to make this happen! We also want to offer people the chance to meet up in person locally to help work out what they want and need. We want to share information about fun, leisure and social opportunities too.

Come and join us! Meet other neurodivergent people and help work out how to close the gaps around information and support in Northumberland.

Lunch will be provided and travel costs reinbursed.

If you’d like to come along call or text Chris on 07779 646967 or email

Healthwatch Northumberland AGM 2023


Wednesday 18 October 2023, at East Bedlington Community Centre.

The Healthwatch Northumberland AGM is for anyone who lives or works in the county and has an interest in NHS and social care.

Hear about the work of our local health and social care champion over the last 12 months, plans for the coming year, and how you can get involved. You can also hear from those providing services here in Northumberland.

This free event will start at 10am and end at 12pm when you can stay for a light lunch and a chance to chat to the Healthwatch Northumberland team and other guests.

Register for the Healthwatch Northumberland AGM 2023.

Healthwatch Northumberland has been delivered by Adapt (NE) since 2013. Read more about the services on offer and how you can share your feedback on the NHS and social care services you and your family have used on the Healthwatch Northumberland website


Haltwhistle Wellbeing Event

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Haltwhistle Wellbeing Event

Haltwhistle Library Hub, Monday 25 September 2023, 10am – 1pm

The West Northumberland Living Well team will be at this free event, along with other health, community and voluntary organisations.

If you live or work in our around Haltwhistle, call in to find out more about social prescribing, get free health checks and pick up some information on local support and services. There’ll be coffee and cake on offer too.

Organisations attending include Healthwatch NorthumberlandNorthern Cancer AllianceNorthumbria Healthcare, Northumberland Communities Together and Northumberland Community & Voluntary Action.

There’s no need to book – just call in! If you’d like more information please email: or call 07817 515265.

Vacancies: Social Prescribing Team Leaders


We are recruiting Team Leaders for the West Northumberland Primary Care Network Living Well Service and the Northumbria Primary Care Network Social Prescribing Service.

Job Title: Team Leader

Responsible to: Adapt (NE) and Northumbria PCN or Adapt (NE) and West Northumberland PCN

Hours: 37 hours per week, Monday to Friday 9.00am – 5.00pm,  full-time /job share

Location: Ponteland surgery and office base Cramlington with travel across the Northumbria PCN or Prudhoe surgery and office base Hexham with travel across the West Northumberland PCN

Salary: £ 29,179.92 per year

Benefits: 25 days holiday per year, plus statutory holidays pro rata

This is an opportunity to be involved in delivering and supporting solutions for primary care patients across the two PCN areas. We are recruiting Team Leader posts for each PCN area.

The Team Leader will work with a small team and be the first point of contact for staff. The Team Leader will report directly to the Adapt (NE) Director and liaise with identified staff within the PCN and when required individual Practice Managers and/or practice based Care Navigators across a range of GP practices.

You will be responsible for developing the service identifying opportunities to promote the service to potential patients, developing in partnership a robust plan to support community involvement.

Please find the job description and person specification for each role below.

Please tell us how you meet the person specification within the application form, and return with the signed GDPR consent form by email by 5.00pm Monday 8 May 2023.

Interviews will be held at Adapt (NE) offices in Hexham –

Wednesday 24 May 2023 – West Northumberland PCN Team Leader

Friday 26 May 2023 – Northumbria PCN Team Leader

If you require any further information or wish to arrange an informal discussion about these roles, please contact Liz Prudhoe by email:


Team Leader Northumbria PCN Social Prescribing Service job description/person specification

Team Leader West Northumberland PCN Living Well Service job description/person specification

Team Leader Application Form

GDPR Consent Form


We’re recruiting for a Minibus Driver

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Job title: Minibus Driver

Hours: part-time

Location: Hexham and across Tynedale

Salary: £9.90 per hour

Benefits: 25 days annual leave (to be taken during school holidays) plus statutory holidays


We are looking for a part-time Driver to join our transport team, based in Hexham. The role will be to work on various contracted and Dial-a-Ride routes. You will need a D1 on your licence and have a flexible approach and friendly manner. We have schools contracts, Dial-a-Ride services across the area and lots of other varied and interesting jobs for our drivers here at Adapt (NE). Hours will be contracted with additional hours available.

Training on transporting people with varying abilities will be provided and you will also complete a MIDAS certificate.

For more information please call Andrew Wild on 01434 600599, option 1, or call into the office for a chat.

If you would like to apply for this vacancy please complete and return the application form by 5pm on Friday 31 March.

Adapt (NE) Driver application form

Job vacancy: Social Prescriber

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We are recruiting for a full-time Social Prescriber to join the Northumbria Primary Care Network social prescribing team.

Job Title: Social Prescriber

Responsible to: Adapt (NE) and the Northumbria PCN

Hours: 37 hours per week, Monday to Friday 9.00am – 5.00pm

Location: Cramlington and Elsdon surgeries

Salary: £26,281.92 per annum

Benefits: 25 days annual leave plus statutory holidays

The Northumbria PCN GP practices are Allendale/Haydon Bridge, Cramlington, Elsdon, Ponteland and The Rothbury Practice. You will be working primarily out of GP surgeries as well as, where appropriate, working from the Adapt (NE) office, visiting clients in their homes and meeting clients in other community settings.

Job Purpose

Social prescribing in the Northumbria PCN empowers people to take control of their health and wellbeing through referral to Social Prescribers who give time, focus on ‘what matters to me’ and take a holistic approach to an individual’s health and wellbeing, connecting people to diverse community groups and statutory services for practical and emotional support.

As a social prescriber, you will support individuals referred to the service by working in partnership with them to assess their non-medical needs and priorities and link them to suitable resources, groups and services. You will empower clients to access the support they need, which may include accompanying clients to local sources of help, where appropriate.

You will proactively build relationships with clients, offer support and develop collaborative, co-produced solutions to address their issues. You will develop relationships with community organisations and statutory services to maintain up to date knowledge and expertise on local services.

Please find the job description/person specification, application form and GDPR form below. Please tell us how you meet the person specification within the application form.

Completed applications, along with the GDPR consent form, are to be returned by email by 5.00pm on Sunday 5 March 2023.

Interviews will be held on Friday 24 March 2023.

If you require any further information or wish to arrange an informal discussion about this role, please contact Dionne Finnigan


Social Prescriber job description and person specification

Social Prescriber application form

GDPR consent form 


Read more about social prescribing at Northumbria PCN

Job opportunity: SMI Outreach Worker


Post:                          SMI Outreach Worker

Hours:                       18.5 hours per week

Location:                  Home base or Hexham site

Accountable to:      Project Lead and Director

Rate of Pay:             £23,635.36 per annum, pro rata £11,817.68

Contract:                  Initial 12-month contract


Overall purpose

This role is to support people with severe mental illness (SMI) to enable them to engage with primary care services and other initiatives which improve their physical wellbeing. The SMI Outreach Worker will reach out to people on the SMI register of the West Northumberland Primary Care Network to bridge the gap, and provide support which helps them to engage with physical health checks and follow-up interventions. The outreach worker will also encourage clients to develop more skills and knowledge around healthy lifestyles. As a partner in the Northumberland VCSE Alliance, Adapt (NE) is delighted to be part of this important work.

Please complete the application form below, along with the signed GDPR form, and return by 5pm, Sunday 19 February 2023.
Interviews will be held at the Adapt (NE) offices on Thursday 2 March 2023.


SMI Outreach Worker job description and person specification

Background information on outreach services

SMI Outreach Worker application form

GDPR consent form


We welcome all applications and if you wish to discuss any aspect of the role, please contact Liz Prudhoe, Director, Adapt (NE),
If you have not heard from us by the interview date unfortunately you will not have been shortlisted.

Read our Annual Report 2021-22


Thank you to everyone who came to our AGM 2021/22 to hear about our work over the last 12 months.

You can read more about all of our activities across transport, Healthwatch Northumberland, advocacy, Living Well and Cafe @ Burn Lane in our Annual Report 2021 – 2022.