A free, annual handbook for people with long-term health conditions is this year also covering North Tyneside.
LIVINGeasy is for people with disabilities, physical or mental health conditions and their families, friends and carers, and includes details of leisure activities, sports, holidays, and an extensive list of health support groups, specialist facilities and services.
There’s information on employment, benefits and consumer issues and a section on support for remaining independent in your home.
Published in Northumberland, the NHS said it proved so popular it was decided to extend it to include the borough.
Copies are available by calling Healthwatch North Tyneside on (0191) 263 5321, from adult social care teams, hospital community teams, GP surgeries, Boots, or online at www.alabasterpublishing.co.uk/publications