Older people have say on charity’s services

The consultation event at Cedar Grove Wellbeing Centre.
The consultation event at Cedar Grove Wellbeing Centre.

Older people across the borough have had their say on services run by a national charity.

Age Concern North Tyneside held a consultation event at Cedar Grove Wellbeing Centre to talk about various projects and what people expect from the services.

Among the attendees were volunteers, customers, health representatives, and Age UK North Tyneside to discuss the projects aimed at addressing isolation and loneliness – with the overwhelming response being that there was a huge need for the services.

John Connelly, head of community services at Age UK North Tyneside, said: “It was great to see so many people at the event and to get such a good cross section of views on our current services, and how we can move these forward to further satisfy the needs of our customers.

“As a local charity being here to support older people, it’s natural that many of our customers have firsthand experience of going into and coming out of hospital.

“It is important therefore to provide additional help at this time.”

For more about services available through Age UK North Tyneside call (0191) 280 8484.