Health board will discuss alcohol issues

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A partnership looking after the health and wellbeing of residents is meeting next week.

The Health and Wellbeing Board – bringing together representatives from North Tyneside Council, NHS, community and voluntary sector, and patient representatives – will meet on Thursday, October 29.

One of the items for discussion is looking at the outcomes from a recent Alcohol Action Day – which saw board members visit local services that deal with alcohol misuse and talk to families affected by it – and discussing the action the board takes as a result.

Other agenda items include a report on improving the care of people with a learning disability and an update on work to make North Tyneside more ‘dementia friendly’.

Coun Lesley Spillard, who chairs the Health and Wellbeing Board, said: “The board is committed to making a difference to the health and wellbeing of North Tyneside residents and to patients who use health and social care services. I look forward to hearing about the latest progress at the meeting.”

Members of the public are welcome to observe the meeting at the Oxford Centre, Longbenton, from 2pm to 4.30pm.