Age UK Northumberland provides information and support to help older people across Northumberland live better.
We offer free information, advice and advocacy support to over 50s across the county helping with Welfare Benefits claims, housing issues, life planning and social activities.
We also offer health and wellbeing support including exercise classes, diet and nutrition advice and befriending services.
In addition to our charitable services, we provide private and contracted home care services to people living in Northumberland.
Monday to Friday 9am-5pm, supporting people over 50 living in Northumberland
Contact our reception on 01670 784 800
Concordia Leisure Centre, Forum Way, Cramlington NE23 6YB
Agewell is a gentle aerobic activity for the more mature exerciser to stay fit and active.
It is a great way for you to keep in touch with the gym at a gentle pace and meet new people. You’ll take part in workouts adapted for you, meaning you’re able to get the best out of them.
This activity is aimed at the more mature exerciser but is suitable for anyone wanting a more relaxing workout.
Monday and Wednesday mornings.
Carers Northumberland is a charity dedicated to improving the lives of carers by responding to the needs of carers, informing carers of their rights and entitlements, supporting carers to access help for the person they care for, reducing the social isolation that so many carers feel and empowering carers to have a voice.
Details about all our carers groups and workshops can be found on our newsletter and on our Facebook page. Carers can register themselves on our website, via telephone or professional referrals can be made on their behalf to Carers Northumberland
We meet at the Community Hub at Cramlington
Last Thursday of every month 1pm – 2pm
MEETINGS ARE CURRENTLY SUSPENDED DUE TO COVID-19
Meet each Wednesday at the Village Community Centre, East Farm Terrace between 1pm and 3:30pm.
They are a self-help group specializing in many crafts including crosstitch, knitting, crochet etc. There is an annual fee of £10 and a weekly subscription of £2 per person which includes tea/coffee and biscuits. Experienced crafters as well as beginners are welcome. For more details contact Marina Callaghan 01670714557 or go along for a free taster day.
Cramlington Doorstep Walks is a series of way marked short walks in and around the town, suitable for people of all ages and abilities, which are easily accessible ‘from your doorstep’.
The town already has a comprehensive and well established cycling and walking network and the project will help to redefine the routes for local people, while identifying opportunities for further development.
Doorstep walks have been developed in South East, West and North Cramlington, each signposted with colourful new waymarkers stating direction, distances and estimated completion time to walk the coloured route. Information stands have been erected on each walk to explain the various routes and a new glossy leaflet has been created which will be posted to every household in Cramlington throughout July.
The walks vary in length, most being between 1.5 to 3 miles in distance, which could take between 30 minutes to an hour to walk.
Meetings suspended due to COVID-19
Healthwise is a women’s group whose aim is to promote health and wellbeing.
They meet weekly and enjoy a varied programme of speakers, quizzes and entertainment.
They also aim to inform members about organisations relating to health and social issues.
This is done with friendly chats over a cuppa in a warm and welcoming environment.
Normally they meet between 10-12 on a Thursday but because of COVID-19 these meetings have been suspended.
The friendship of the group is still being maintained as members have telephoned each other, received postcards and committee members have also made welfare calls.
The committee have held a social-distanced meeting to plan for when they can resume meetings and how to offer support. We will update this post once there is news about meetings resuming.
Weekly sessions designed for people with mild to moderate dementia or cognitive impairment.
Service users and their carers will be able to participate in a range of stimulating and purposeful activities that promote good physical health and mental wellbeing, such as crafts, cookery, nature-based activities, games, puzzles and gentle exercise sessions whilst maintaining their socialising skills.
Currently £12 for Clients, inc lunch
£4.50 for Carers having lunch
COVID UPDATE – Due to current COVID restrictions and following government guidelines, we are not currently operating. We will closely monitor updates to rules and restrictions, and will update our website and social media platforms with upcoming activities.
Beaconhill Community Centre,
Contact Margaret Facey
Northumberland Domestic Abuse Services provide support to victims and their children affected by Domestic Abuse in Northumberland
Call 9.30am-4.30pm Monday to Friday 01434 608030
We have still provided support throughout covid 19- phone and email support and the children support has continued directly with the child or via the parent already been supported. We are now seeing services users and their children face to face but with safely measure in place. We have a new webchat featured on are website as an alternative to make contact.
In every corner of Britain, Royal Voluntary Service mobiles volunteers to support those in need, in hospital and in the community.
To match older people to available volunteers, available 7 days a week 24 hours a day, journeys must be booked at least 48 hours in advance.
Call or email for a membership form
Annual Membership fee £20 journey cost 60p per mile (including volunteer miles )
Concordia Leisure Centre, Forum Way, Cramlington NE23 6YB
Seated exercises are gentle and easy to follow and are aimed at improving strength, balance and co-ordination.
These easy-to-do exercises can help you to stay active comfortably and are ideal for older exercisers or those who have mobility issues.
The chairs are provided for this session. Please bring comfortable clothing and footwear and a drink.
To book this activity contact the sports centre. All sessions must be pre-booked.
An opportunity for over-50s to meet in a relaxed and friendly environment and make new friends. Monthly meetings include a speaker or light entertainment and raffle. A break for tea/coffee gives time to mingle with other members and develop new friendships. Also hold a pub lunch each month, at different pub/ restaurant venues in the area. Occasional social evenings.
(We are currently – as at January 2021 – unable to meet due to Coronavirus restrictions but expect to be up and running again once restrictions are lifted)
Normally meet the first Wednesday of each month, 1.30pm – 3.30pm.
£6 pa membership fee, £2 per meeting to include speaker or light entertainment, raffle and tea/coffee
You are welcome to just turn up to one of our meetings, first two visits are free, then if you like us become a member.