Christmas and New Year Hours

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Christmas and New Year:
Our offices here at Adapt (NE) will close at 5.00pm on Monday 23 December and re-open on Thursday 2 January.

Cafe @ Burn Lane will close at 4.00pm on Monday 23 December, re-opening in the new year on Monday 6 January.

Thank you for all of your support and custom this year; we wish you all a happy and peaceful Christmas time.

Job Vacancies: Community Link Workers

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Job Title: Community Link Worker (Social Prescriber)

Responsible to: Adapt (NE) and West Northumberland PCN

Hours: 37 hours per week, Monday to Friday 9.00am – 5.00pm. Full-time – open to Job Share

Location: GP surgeries across West Northumberland Primary Care Network

Salary: £23,761 per annum

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

 

This is an opportunity to be involved in delivering and supporting solutions for patients across West Northumberland. We are recruiting for two full time posts.

Please find below the Job Description/Person Specification and application form. Please tell us how you meet the person specification within the application form.

Completed applications to be returned by 5.00pm, Thursday 5 December 2019.

Interviews will be held at Adapt (NE), Burn Lane, Hexham on Friday 13 December 2019.

If you require any further information please contact Liz Prudhoe, Director, on 01434 600599.

 

Background

Since April 2019, the new GP Contract has enabled the development of locality-based Primary Care Networks (PCNs) with an aim to both support General Practice and to provide a more holistic approach to the needs of their patients by linking them to a wide range of health, social care and voluntary sector services in the community, often addressing factors such as housing, financial strain and social isolation.

Social Prescribing in Primary Care is designed to support GP practices, patients, their families and carers in navigating local voluntary, community and statutory services, supporting and empowering patients to take control of their health and wellbeing.

Funding has initially allowed recruitment of two Full Time posts – (Job Share is available) for Community Link Workers to serve the population of West Northumberland PCN, which if successful may expand in the near future.

West Northumberland PCN is a large network which represents 14 practices across the area, centred on Hexham but extending west-east from Haltwhistle to Ponteland, and north-south from Bellingham to Allendale. The clients themselves may live rurally beyond these areas.

The Community Link Worker will work across a number of allocated GP practices, in collaboration with practice-based Care Navigators. Although initially referrals are likely to be limited to those arising from the General Practice team, the aim of the Community Link Worker role is to provide non-medicalised support to clients.

Community Link Worker Job Description/Person Specification

Community Link Worker Letter

Community Link Worker Application Form

Read our latest Annual Report

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We held our Annual General Meeting on 14 November where we reflected on the previous year’s work and finances. Led by Director Liz Prudhoe, incoming Chair Lorraine Hershon and Treasurer Darren Spencer, there was a review of our transport and advocacy services, Cafe @ Burn Lane and Healthwatch Northumberland, as well as our our other core services and volunteering programme.

Please see the 2018/19 Annual Report below or call us to receive a hard copy.

Adapt (NE) Annual Report 2018/19

Become a Dementia Friend

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Come along to this free, interactive information session to learn how dementia affects a person and what you can do to make a difference. Become a Dementia Friend and join more than two million others taking action. From being more patient in a shop queue to campaigning for change, every action counts.

Anyone of any age can become a Dementia Friend.

Taking place at:

The Beaumont Hotel, Hexham NE46 3LT

5.15pm (for one hour)

All welcome. Please book in advance by emailing: edward.chivers@alzheimers.org.uk or call or text: 07784 224678.

Coffee Thursday

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Are you feeling fed up, stressed, worried or overwhelmed?

If you feel it would help to talk to someone in a non-judgemental, safe space, then Coffee Thursday might be just what you need. Coffee Thursday is a free, monthly pop-in coffee morning, where you can take time out for a cuppa and a biscuit and have a chat, when you’re having a tough time. Health Trainer Donna will be there to meet you at this pop in coffee morning, where you can stay for as long or as little time as you like.

It can really help to say things out loud and get them off your chest, and Donna will be there to listen and give support and information on lots of issues that can get us down – health, money, relationships – or point you in the direction of someone who can.

Not sure it’s for you? Call in and see what you think. Everyone is welcome at this free monthly pop-in coffee morning. Starts Thursday 7 November, 10.30am to 12.30pm, in the Resource Room, next to Cafe @ Burn Lane.

New Craft Session for Wellbeing

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A new craft session will start here at Adapt (NE) this November.
‘Creating Space’ is run by local people, for local people, and will provide a friendly and supportive space for those who might find getting crafty helps with low mood and improves wellbeing.
Session one is on Thursday 7 November, from 9.30am. This will be an initial meeting to chat about what people want, how often the sessions will happen and other details of the sessions going forward. Please come along if you are interested – a warm welcome and a cuppa awaits!

Adapt (NE) AGM 2019

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Please join us at our AGM on Thursday 14 November, where you can find out more about our work over the last 12 months and meet members of our board and staff team.

Tea and coffee will be served from 10.30am with the meeting starting at 11.00am. A light lunch will be served after the meeting.

Our Community Information Morning will also be taking place the same day, where organisations will be coming along with information about support and advice, social and physical activities available locally. The event is open to the general public as well as people attending the AGM, so please let your friends and family know that they can come along.

Please let us know if you can attend by calling us on 01434 600599 before Monday 4th November.

Community Information Morning November 2019

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The next Information Morning is on Thursday 14 November, from 10.30am to 1.00pm. Call in to this free event for a cuppa and slice of cake and discover more about what’s on offer locally. Advice and information about health and wellbeing, local services, social activities and more. There’s so much out there – come along and see what there is for you.

 

 

Hand Massages by Rachel

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Enjoy a relaxing hand massage at Café @ Burn Lane!

Our intern Rachel will be offering hand massages in the café every Thursday, from 11.00am to 12.00pm. Rachel is a trained beauty therapist and is looking forward to bringing this relaxing treatment to our customers.

A hand massage can improve health and wellbeing in lots of ways, including less anxiety, better mood, improved sleep and can also help with pain caused by arthritis and other conditions.

The massage will last approximately five minutes (both hands) and donations would be welcomed (suggested donations of a few pounds or whatever you can afford).

Find Rachel in Café @ Burn Lane on Thursday mornings – no booking required.

Chatty Cafe Scheme

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We have joined the Chatty Cafe Scheme and will have a Chatter & Natter Table in Cafe @ Burn Lane every Wednesday.

A Chatter & Natter table creates a space for people to talk; whether it is for five minutes while you drink a cuppa, or an hour of good conversation. If you’re happy to have a chat with other customers then look out for the table sign on Wednesdays.