Useful Information

Urgent Care Team
This is a nurse led team, providing urgent care to patients in their own home as well as in nursing and residential care homes.  They can respond quickly to calls in order to assess your needs, provide treatment and when necessary arrange services to support you at home in order to reduce unnecessary visits & admissions to hospital.

The nurses can be contacted directly at any time of the day or night every day of the year by calling: 07766 408661
24 hours a day, 365 days a year including bank holidays.

Response times range from 30 minutes to four hours depending on assessment of your condition.

They treat conditions or problems like –
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) – if you need urgent care for a ‘flare up’
Chest infection
Breathing difficulties
Stomach pains
Animal bites
Diabetics who are having a low sugar episode
Urine infections
Diarrhoea and vomiting
Minor injuries e.g. sprains, strains, small wounds
Coughs / colds / sore throats

Macmillan understand how vital it is to have someone by your side when you’re affected by cancer.
A team who can provide personal support and expert information.

Wellbeing UK
This online guide was designed to give advice and information about how to keep your mind and body healthy and where to find help if you have a problem. There are two aspects of wellbeing; feeling good and functioning well, both of these are an important part of being healthy.

Age UK Sunderland is holding a series of mini-conferences for older people across Sunderland to come together and discuss the issues that most matter to them.  We would like to invite you to attend an event in your area of the city.

The theme of the conference is Age Friendly Cities and the 50+ Strategy.  We would like to hear your thoughts on how age friendly Sunderland is and give you an opportunity to voice your hopes and also your concerns.
If you care about your neighbourhood and want to see it improved, then book your place at one of the events and make sure your voice is heard.
For more details or to book your place, please contact Adreinne Rowley, 50+ Forums Co-ordinator Telephone 0191 5148340 E:mail

Carers Service Sunderland
A carer is some one who looks after someone who is unable to look after themselves, more often not paid.
Sunderland Carers’ Centre can provide information and advice to carers to help them in their caring role. As everyone’s caring situation is different, we can give carers information relevant to their particular needs. This may be information about a specific illness or condition, or information about local services available for both carer and the person they care for.

For any information regarding Carers break/respite opportunities please click on the the link.
Click on the link for up and coming updates: Sunderland Carers Info

Turning Point
Turning Point  was created to help people find a new direction in life. They can help you tackle substance misuse, mental health issues, a learning disability, or employment difficulties.
Working with individuals, families and communities for almost 50 years now and are still eager to support more people and build on their successes, offering more flexible care and finding more innovative ways to achieve results.

Sunderland Mind provides advice, information and support to people with mental health concerns and their friends, families and carers in Sunderland.

The Mesothelioma Center
We’re here to help those who need to know how to battle this disease. Our website is full of information about mesothelioma cancer, and what we do best is provide support and resources for people and families who need help understanding and coping with this disease.

Our team of patient advocates are experienced in helping mesothelioma patients on a 1-on-1 basis that will suit their unique needs.
Join a monthly support group run by a certified emotional counselor. Anyone affected by mesothelioma is invited.





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