Search offers a weekly ‘Buy and Bite’ service to older people in the west of Newcastle. The door-to-door minibus picks people up from their home and takes them to a local Morrisons. We offer support throughout the visit with shopping and getting around. Afterwards you can sit down for tea and coffee as well as lunch and friendship in a reserved area of the supermarket café. Finally we make the homeward journey and help is available to take groceries into the house.

This service is offered weekly in the Inner West of Newcastle and fortnightly in the Outer West. Joyce, who is one of our Wednesday regulars, said having this support and friendship has made a big difference to her life, “It is the highlight of my week, I get to meet my beautiful friends”. To put your name down for Buy and Bite ring 0191 2737443.

This year is Search's 40th birthday and the Spring newsletter has newsof the celebrations. Also art taster sessions in Benwell, the shopping service for older people ran by Search and new rules on pension credit you might to know.

Download the latest issue here.

Wednesday 13th February,6pm-9pm.
The Hillheads Pub, Counden Road,  Westerhop, NE5 5QA
Come along and enjoy an evening of socialising, nibbles, quiz & music. And love. Booking required

Something different from Search, an evening of entertainment and betting to raise much needed funds for the charity. The £10 a head event will feature races to bet on, music, hot food, raffles and prize draws.

To buy a ticket pop into Search on Adelaide Terrace or buy online

The evening's entertaintment will include:

  • "Ladies Day" attire (optional). -
  • Prizes for the best dressed couple and best hat!
  • Race betting,
  • hot supper, music, raffle.
  • Fun!

All money raised will go to Search Newcastle.

Thursday 2 May, 7.30pm-11pm, Tyneside Irish Centre, 43 Gallowgate, NE1 4SG. Tickets £10 each.

Fancy doing a charity Zip Slide to raise money for Search on Saturday 13 April?


Tick this once in a life time experience off your bucket list, and help us raise vital funds at the same time!

The zip slide starts from the Newcastle side of the Tyne bridge, travels diagonally across the River Tyne for 230m before finishing at HMS Calliope on the Gateshead side of the river.  It’s definitely going to be a day to remember.

The minimum age for participation is 17 – however there’s absolutely no maximum age limit.

We have a limited number of charity places available and we’ll give you as much support as we can, to help you raise vital  funds to help local older people.

For more information contact Karen on 0191 2737443 or by email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Most of Search will be closed over the Christmas week and will return on Wednesday 2 January. However our Chain Reaction project will be running a Christmas drop in on Monday 24 December, Thursday 27 December, Friday 28 December and Monday 31 December from 10.00 am to 12.30 midday. The drop in will bne at the main search office on 74 adelaide Terrace in Benwell. All older people who live in the west of Newcastle are warmly invited to pop in and share the festive company.