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Help to Stay Independent

In Northumberland our Adult Social Care team provides support with daily living at home for people with dementia including help to stay active and information and advice on local services including care homes. We also support friends and family who are caring for someone with dementia.

Care at home

Our social workers give personalised practical support if you have been diagnosed with dementia and to your families and friends who look after you to help with daily living at home. This includes assistive technology called telecare which helps people to live at home safely. If you feel you can no longer live at home we also offer advice on care homes.


We can provide you with information about a range of services and support including services run by other organisations, explaining what’s available and how to access them.

Support to stay active

Our Ageing Well in Northumberland programme supports the development of a range of social and leisure activities including gardening and walking groups for people with dementia in various locations throughout the County. We also support local communities in running dementia friendly events aimed at helping people to remain active, connected and well and to help prevent social isolation. Look out for ‘Stepping into Spring’ or ‘Winter Warmer’ events happening in your area.

The programme is run by our Involvement and Service Development Team, who through local events and networking with voluntary and community support services, listen to what people tell us would help them to remain independent.

Northumberland County Council has a specialist day service for older people with dementia in southeast Northumberland. Similar services, operated by voluntary organisations, are also available in other parts of the county.

Essendene Day Service
Tynedale House
Tynedale Drive
NE24 4LH

Tel: (01670) 364 660

Supporting friends and family in caring for someone with dementia

We work with carers to assess their own needs including issues like how to get a break from caring responsibilities, coping with the practical aspects of caring, and looking after their own health and wellbeing. For more information click here

How to get referred

Via your GP, health or social care professional.

Opening hours

Monday to Thursday 8.30am to 5pm.

Fridays 8.30am to 4.30pm.

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