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Chain Reaction’s Jubilee Celebrations!

Chain Reaction offers a range of support for over 200 older people in Newcastle, to help them connect with other people, stay active in the community, and improve their mental wellbeing. This support includes community group activities like…

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“You don’t need to plod on by yourself”

Sandra cared for her husband Alex for 10 years in their own home, before Alex moved into Pinetree Lodge, one of our specialist 24-hour dementia nursing homes. When Alex first started to become ill, Sandra noticed changes in his…

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Chain Reaction need volunteers!

According to the Mental Health Foundation, loneliness in the UK during the COVID-19 lockdowns was almost three times higher than pre-pandemic levels.     Mental Health Concern is here so no one has to…

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Moving On Tyne & Wear Easter egg collection

This year, the North Tyneside team worked with local communities and businesses to collect over 250 Easter eggs!   The MOTW team donated the Easter treats to two local charities, North East Homeless and…

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Our support for Ukraine

Like everyone, we have been appalled to see the suffering of the people of Ukraine. We are proud to share that we are mobilising to provide a range of support for Ukrainian refugees who enter the UK.

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“I have my sister back”

Kathy struggled with her mental and physical health following a family bereavement. She has been in and out of hospital and temporary care homes a number of times over the years. In 2015, Kathy first moved into a temporary care…

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Autism Awareness Training

We’re so proud to lead Moving On Tyne & Wear (MOTW), an amazing employability programme that helps people with a health barrier, disability, additional learning need, or autism, to get into employment, training, or volunteering.  MOTW…

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Thank you to our older people’s services!

At one point, nearly 30 colleagues in our older people’s teams had to self-isolate and were therefore unable to work. However, our colleagues have demonstrated time and time again how they can pull together and adapt to the ever-changing…

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Northumberland Recovery College making an impact

People like Elizabeth and her husband, Ken. Elizabeth and Ken, who are retired, lived in Yorkshire for over 40 years and moved to Alnwick in March 2021 to be closer to their grandchildren. At first, Elizabeth and Ken felt daunted…

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