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New Community Groups

We have details of three exciting new community groups to share with you.

You can find other groups and events, including Cuppa Club, a friendly chat group for people 65+ run by our own Social Prescribing Link Workers, by going to the Resources page on our website, and picking Groups/Events from the resource type option.

If you would like to speak to one of the Social Presbing team who work with patients at all practices in Gosforth and Jesmond, please ask your practice team to put you in touch.

Social Prescribing Link Workers help people with non-medical issues that affect their overall wellbeing. Our brilliant team in Gosforth and Jesmond offer a range of services and support tailored to you and your needs.

Get Creative with Equal Arts

Equal Arts runs free, weekly creative workshops for people 55+ and those living with dementia and their carers.

The workshops are led by a team of professional artists, and cover interesting ranging from ceramics to creative writing.

There are three weekly sessions to choose from:

  • Creative Age at The Hatton Gallery at Newcastle University. A textiles workshop with Hannah Shaw every Tuesday from 10.30 am to 12.30 pm.
  • City Lines at Newcastle City Library, every Thursday from 10.30 am to 12.30 pm. A creative workshop covering ceramics and watercolour with Cath Warwick.
  • Exploring Creative Collections, also at Newcastle City Library. The sessions are every Thursday from 1 pm to 3 pm and are led by visual artist Michael Davies.

Fawdon Men’s Group

A new weekly men’s group is launching in February, based at the Fawdon Community Centre.

The weekly mental health peer support group is open for any men to come along and meet new people over a cuppa. It’s an informal, friendly, and safe space to get support or share experiences.

Launching on 6th February, the groups will meet every Tuesday at Fawdon Community Centre from 10 am to 12 pm.

The sessions will be run by the Newcastle Community Asset Trust, who support community regeneration by providing opportunities and access to services that otherwise wouldn’t exist.

 For further information, please contact lisa.johnson@newcastlecat.org.uk


Games and Brews in Gosforth

Also launching in February is Gosforth Games and Brews.

It has been set up by Age UK Gateshead, an independent charity supporting older people in Gateshead and Newcastle.

The first meeting of the Gosforth Games and Brews group will be on Monday 12th February, from 1pm to 3 pm at the Brandling Arms on Gosforth High Street.

From puzzles and chess to bingo and board games, it’s a chance for people to relax and make some new friends.

Games and Brews will run every Monday at the Brandling Arms, from 1 pm to 3 pm.

For more, email advice@ageukgateshead.org.uk or ring 0191 477 3559.