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The Holy Trinity Church in Southwick are offering free hot meals

01 Feb 2019
The Holy Trinity Church in Southwick are doing free hot meals on a Tuesday 5pm-7pm for anyone in need. Go along and join them this winter for a warm welcome, hot food and new friends. Tuesday teatimes at Holy Trinity, Southwick until March 26th. No charge, all welcome For more details please email
Sunderland Mind

Sunderland Mind Guided Meditation Course

01 Feb 2019
Meditation is a focussed, mental activity designed to help us lead a more calm, relaxed and meaningful life.  Guided meditation offers a range of external focal points designed to calm the minds 'chatter' and allow us to fully relax and enjoy the moment. There are places available on the guided meditation sessions. Every Wednesday 1:30 - 3:00pm at Sunderland Mind Wellbeing Hub £3 per session To book your place contact Leigh Ann on 0191 565 7218 or email
Citizens Advice Sunderland

Big Energy Saving Week

26 Jan 2019
Next week is Big Energy Savings Week 2019! Big Energy Saving Week 2019 (BESW) is a national campaign to help consumers understandtheir energy use, cut their bills and get the financial support they are entitled to. BESW is apartnership campaign between Citizens Advice, Citizens Advice Scotland, the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) and numerous other organisations. It is funded through a statutorylevy on energy network companies.…
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Sunderland Information Point's Facebook Page

14 Nov 2018
Dont forget to take a look and like our new Facebook page: @SunInfoPoint - We post regular information and activities from the local community as well as publicising any new services and activities added onto Sunderland Information Point.  
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Do you want to know what the Sunderland Information Point website is for?

06 Nov 2018
If you aren't sure what the Sunderland Information Point is and what it can do for you, then watch our video guide to find out how this website can help you to live your life, your way.   
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Free winter guides from older people's charity Independent Age

02 Nov 2018
Winter can be tough with colder weather making it harder to get out and about, gas and electricity bills rocketing and bugs and viruses spreading around.At Independent Age, they help older people get the best from winter with free information and advice about staying warm and well, and where to get support with the challenges of the colder months. You can order copies of their free guide Winter wise: ways to look after yourself during the coldest months for you or the older people you support.  The guide is packed with useful information about staying healthy, keeping homes warm and making…
Sunderland Safeguarding Children Board and Sunderland Safeguarding Adults Board

Worried about someone? Everyone has a responsibility to safeguard children, young people and adults who may be at risk of abuse

10 Sep 2018
If you are worried about someone: In an emergency, please call: 999 If there is no immediate risk, call the police on: 101 If you have concerns about the safety or welfare of a child or young person contact Together for Children on 0191 561 7007 (available 8.30am to 5:15pm Monday - Thursday, 8.30am to 4.45pm Friday) If you are a member of the public and worried about your own safety or about the safety of someone else, please contact  the Safeguarding Adults Team using this online form. Report a safeguarding concern - members of the public
Daily living aids to help live at home

Do you have difficulties managing aspects of daily life?

10 Sep 2018
If you have any difficulties managing aspects of daily life, then our Help to Live at Home category can help you. We have featured a range of traditional daily living aids and Assistive Technology products that can be used to help you retain independence and empower you to live in your own home for longer.  If you would like to know more, please visit our Help to live at home category.

Digital Assisted & Supported Living Area - Assistive Technology that can help you retain independence

07 Sep 2018
Digital Assisted and Supported Living demonstrates how assistive technology can be used to help you or the person you care for, take control and manage aspects of your care, health and wellbeing. Assistive technology is not a one size fits all solution and it won't replace all aspects of care, however it can be used as a form of prevention that could delay a need for formal care services and help you retain your independence for longer.  What is right for you depends on your needs, preferences and budget.  It is important you have an understanding about what your needs are and look for the…

Age UK Sunderland - Keeping in touch volunteering

06 Sep 2018
Age UK Sunderland are looking for volunteers for their Keeping in Touch service - This service offers companionship and support to older people across the City, view this video about Betty to see how volunteering really makes a difference to people's lives.   The Friendly Faces home visiting service provides volunteers who make regular social visits, offering company and a friendly chat to older people who live alone, are housebound and have days when they see no one.  For those who prefer to chat without someone in their home, their Telephone Service offers a regular call to look…
Healthwatch Sunderland

Care Home Life - Healthwatch Sunderland

Care home life - what it's really like. Support for those looking for a care home in Sunderland. Are you looking for a care home in Sunderland? Healthwatch Sunderland have gathered feedback from Sunderland care home residents, their relatives, friends and staff who told us what it's like to live in the care homes across the City of Sunderland.  Click on the report links below for further information about the care homes in Sunderland. Please note any surveys received after the reports have been published have not been included in the final report. If you live in a care home in Sunderland or…
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Falling on Your Feet 2 - The Cultural Spring

Falling On Your Feet 2 is an autonomously ran dance programme for people aged 65+ who are living independently. You’ll work with high-quality dance artists in regular workshops to develop strength and flexibility. Co-create and perform your own bespoke dance pieces whilst making friends along the way. When is it on: Tuesday 5th February – 11th April 1pm – 2.30pm

Severe Weather Emergency Protocol (SWEP)

During extremely cold weather - specifically, when temperatures fall to zero degrees or lower for three days - special measures come into action with the Severe Weather Emergency Protocol (SWEP).When this comes into force, the local authority and other organisations in the area will work to offer extra temporary accommodation where possible.  No one should be faced with sleeping rough, especially in freezing conditions.  During the winter period, in addition to the current provisions available, Sunderland City Council are working with the Salvation Army to provide additional safe…
Time to Change

Time to Talk - Sunderland Minds

Thursday 7th February is Time to Talk day. Why not pop along for a cuppa and a chat. For more information contact Lesley Cook on 0191 5657218 or email Sunderland Mind Wellbeing Hub Church Street East SR1 2BB Thursday 7th February 10am to 12pm

Apple Smart Home Products

Find out how some of these Apple products could be used in order to improve your life in both simple and complex ways, as they have multiple uses from fall detection, heart rate monitoring to even a fall detector! To find out more information on some of the range of products they have and how they can be used to digitally assist your day to day activities check out the following pages below: GPS Trackers and Personal Alarms Apple Watch Series 4 Smart Home Technology Apple Home App Apple HomePod
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Volunteer with Us - Sunderland Carers Centre

Sunderland Carers are looking for people who have a little spare time to join their volunteering group. They are willing to give advice and support to unpaid careers through information sessions in the coming weeks. To find out more information about volunteering with the Sunderland Carers Centre, contact: Cath Phillipson, Volunteer Coordinator 0191 549 3768  
Heathwatch Sunderland

Donwell House Care Home Life Report

Heathwatch Sunderland have recently released the Life Report on Donwell House Care Home, showing how people have rated this care home and detailing their accounts on living there. Check out the report here
Sunderland Mind

Guided Meditation - Sunderland Mind

We have places available on our guided medication sessions. Meditation is a focussed, mental activity designed to help us lead a more calm, relaxed and meaningful life. Guided meditation offers a range of external focal points designed to calm the minds 'chatter' and allow us to fully relax and enjoy the moment. To book your place contact Leigh Ann on 0191 5657218 or email Every Wednesday 1:30pm - 3pm at Sunderland Mind Wellbeing Hub. £3 per person.
Sunderland City Council

Blue Plaque Online Map

A new online map detailing the location of Blue Plaques across Sunderland is now available, described here by Councillor John Kelly Check out the map here
Department of Health and Social Care

Adult Social Care Recruitment Campaign

This year the Department of Health and Social Care is launching a national campaign to promote careers in the social care sector. The campaign is aimed at addressing the national shortfall in the adult social care workforce and will be delivered across a range of media platforms. The campaign will launch on 12th February 2019 with national and regional media engagement. The national recruitment campaign compliments the work of the Inspired to Care project by challenging negative perceptions of the social care sector on a national scale. How you can support the campaign Advertise your…
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