AGM- Thank you

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We invited those who work closely with Adapt (NE) and people who use our services to come along to our AGM on Thursday 17 December. Director Liz Prudhoe made introductions and apologies, then the minutes of last year’s meeting were agreed, the accounts for the year were presented and trustees were nominated.

Chair of the board of trustees, Lorraine Hershon, said that Adapt had built on its past successes, offering more services to the council during the pandemic and is in a good position going forward.

Liz gave an overview of the year, from all parts of the organisation including advocacy, transport, Healthwatch Northumberland, Cafe @ Burn Lane and social prescribing.

Guest speaker Emma Richardson from Northumberland County Council then spoke about the council’s response to the pandemic through the work of Northumberland Communities Together, and thanked Adapt (NE) for being a strong and reliable partner.

Thank you to everyone who attended.

If you would like more information please email jeanp@adapt-tynedale.org.uk.

Job Vacancy: Living Well Coordinator

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Job Title:  Living Well Coordinator (Social Prescriber)

Responsible to:  Adapt (NE) and West Northumberland PCN

Hours:  37 hours per week, Monday to Friday 9.00am – 5.00pm (1 x full-time post)

Salary:  £23,761 per annum

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

Location:  GP practices across the West Northumberland Primary Care Network

Each Living Well Coordinators are the named worker for one to three GP practices and will split their working time across these practices.

The successful applicant for this post will become the named worker for Ponteland Medical Group and White Medical Group (Ponteland). However, the Living Well Coordinator will also be expected to cover referrals from other PCN practices depending on referral levels and team capacity, in order to meet the needs of the service.

Please note that initially this post is remote-working due to COVID-19.

The Living Well Service team covers the 14 GP practices that make up the West Northumberland Primary Care Network.

Practices include: Adderlane Surgery (Prudhoe), Bellingham Practice, Branch End Surgery (Stocksfield), Burn Brae Medical Group (Hexham), Corbridge Medical Group, Haltwhistle Medical Group, Haydon Bridge and Allendale Medical Group, Humshaugh and Wark Medical Group, Ponteland Medical Group, Prudhoe Medical Group, Riversdale Surgery (Prudhoe), Scots Gap Medical Group, Sele Medical Practice (Hexham) and White Medical Group (Ponteland).

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 along with the GDPR Consent Form.

Completed applications to be returned by 5.00pm on Wednesday 9 December 2020 to: tania.thomas@adapt-tynedale.org.uk.

Interviews will be held remotely on Thursday 17 December 2020.

If you require any further information please contact Tania Thomas by email at tania.thomas@adapt-tynedale.org.uk or by calling Adapt (NE) on 01434 600599.

Job Description and Person Specification

Application Form

GDPR Consent Form

Join us for our AGM 2020

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Thursday 17 December, 11.00am

Our AGM is a chance to find out more about our work over the last 12 months, in transport, advocacy, Healthwatch Northumberland, the community cafe and more. You can also find out about our plans into 2021. Like other organisations, we have had to move our AGM online this year, in light of the coronavirus pandemic. We will hold the AGM via Zoom – if you would like to join us please email: jeanp@adapt-tynedale.org.uk.

Cafe @ Burn Lane – update November 2020

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Cafe @ Burn Lane will close on Wednesday 4 November ahead of the lockdown period. We have decided to trial staying open on Friday mornings (9am to 12pm) for takeaways. To place your order please call our takeaway line:  07864 692627. More information about the cafe and our menu can be found at the Cafe @ Burn Lane page.

We’re Hiring – Living Well Coordinators

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Job Title:  Living Well Coordinators (Social Prescribers)

Responsible to:  Adapt (NE) and West Northumberland PCN

Hours: 37 hours per week, Monday to Friday 9.00am – 5.00pm. Full-time – this post is open to job share

Location: GP practices across the West Northumberland Primary Care Network

Salary: £23,761 per annum

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

Please note that initially these posts are remote-working due to COVID-19.

The Living Well Service team covers the 14 GP practices that make up the West Northumberland Primary Care Network. Each Living Well Coordinator will be the named worker for 1-3 GP practices and will split their working time across these practices. Living Well Coordinators may be asked on occasion to cover referrals from other PCN practices depending on referral levels and team capacity in order to meet the needs of the service.

This is an exciting opportunity to be involved in delivering and supporting solutions for patients across West Northumberland Primary Care Network. We are recruiting three 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 and return along with the GDPR Consent Form.

Completed applications to be returned by 5.00pm on Wednesday 14th October 2020.

Interviews will be held remotely during the week commencing Monday 26th October 2020.

If you require any further information please contact Tania Thomas by email at tania.thomas@adapt-tynedale.org.uk or by calling Adapt (NE) on 01434 600599.

Job Description and Person Specification

Application Form

GDPR Consent Form

Cafe @ Burn Lane reopens for business!

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Welcome back to Cafe @ Burn Lane. We have made some changes to ensure that we can keep our staff and customers safe. We have extended the cafe into the meeting room next door, meaning we can still seat 30 people safely across the two rooms; plus there’s outdoor seating on our patio. We have a one-way system, new screens, lots of hand sanitising stations and contactless card payments.

You can pre-order your takeaway choice from our menu by calling our takeaway line: 07864 692627. Please collect your order from the patio entrance of the cafe. Dogs are welcome in the main cafe and of course on the patio, and our Changing Places accessible toilet is available for anyone who needs it – you don’t need to be a customer.

Brian, Diane and the team are looking forward to seeing customers old and new at our community cafe. We will have table service only and extra staff over lunchtime, so head down for a freshly baked scone, homemade soup, breakfast or lunch.
Open 9.00am – 3.30pm Monday to Friday.

View the latest menu

Dementia Support and Activities West Northumberland

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The latest edition of ‘Activities and Support in West Northumberland’ for people living with dementia or memory loss is out now. This is a comprehensive guide to support groups, classes, dementia friendly film screenings and cafes, singing classes, advice services, physical and sporting activities and lots more. Due to Covid-19 some services may not be operating at the moment, or may be being delivered differently. Please contact individual activity providers listed in the booklet for up-to-date information.

We will have some copies of the booklet available in Cafe @ Burn Lane when it re-opens on Tuesday 8 September.

View and download the digital booklet.

Cafe @ Burn Lane update July 2020

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Although many cafes and restaurants are re-opening this week in line with updated government guidelines, we have taken the decision not to re-open Cafe @ Burn Lane until Tuesday 8 September. We want to wait a little while longer to open our doors to the public again and make sure that we have everything in place to safely welcome back our customers. We are already making plans and we will let you know about the changes that you will see in the cafe.

During the past few months volunteers have been able to use the facilities at the cafe to produce freshly cooked meals for members of both Corbridge and Allendale Lunch Clubs. These have been well received and we’re very pleased to have been able to help.

Update on our services

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Since the start of lockdown at the end of March, most of the team here at Adapt (NE) have continued to work from home. Our advocacy service has been as busy as ever, providing support remotely to people across the county through our NHS, Care Act, Relevant Person Representative, Independent Mental Health and Independent Mental Capacity advocacy services.

Healthwatch Northumberland’s information and signposting service has been busy helping people find out about changes to services, where to get support locally and listening to people’s experiences of health and social care. The team are holding some online public forums starting from this week, and you can find out how to get involved here.

We are looking at ways we might be able to safely provide the dial-a-ride transport service again in the future. We have been able to help a number of people get to urgent hospital appointments where they have been unable to access any other transport. This was done following social distancing guidelines on our vehicles. If you have issues with getting to medical appointments we might be able to help so do get in touch.

Through our facilities at Café @ Burn Lane we have been able to provide space for volunteers to produce freshly cooked meals for members of both Corbridge and Allendale Lunch Clubs. These have been well received and we’re very pleased to have been able to help. The café will have to stay closed for now until we receive further advice from the government. Although we are permitted to open for take away food, we recognise that there are plenty of businesses in the area providing this service and we have decided not to take custom away from those already offering these services.

We have taken the decision to de-register as a provider of Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) checks, as we need individuals to visit us at our offices to do this. With staff working from home and social distancing measures in place for some time to come, we feel we can no longer offer this service. Any DBS checks that are currently being processed will be completed. There are many online DBS services which will be able to help if you need one.

Latest Coronavirus Information

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The main symptoms of coronavirus are: a new, persistent cough, a high temperature and loss of sense of taste and/or smell. If you have any of these symptoms you should stay at home and self isolate.

Find more information below.

 

 

 

Supporting someone with sight and hearing impairments

 

Autism and coronavirus

 

Most pharmacies across Northumberland have made changes to their opening times, so we recommend you check with yours before making a visit. Opticians and dentists are not holding routine appointments. If you need urgent care from these services please call them for help and instructions. You can find your local pharmacist dentist or optician at the NHS Service Finder.

Keeping People Connected: A new specialist phone support service for people with learning difficulties and/or autism in Northumberland during the Covid-19 outbreak. Call 0300 303 2789 or email keepconnected@wearepeoplefirst.co.uk.

More information can be found at the Healthwatch Northumberland Coronavirus Information Page