May 21 was the beginning of a week of activities in Newcastle promotong awareness of Dementia. Lots of Search people were at the Grainger Market sharing information and enjoying themselves. There is life after a dementia diagnosis as these videos of the week's activities demonstrate:

Search is welcoming the neighbouring charity West End Befrienders (WEB) to be part of the Search family. The WEB charity provides support to older people who feel lonely or need advocacy in the west of Newcastle. It relies on volunteers to run groups or to befriend people in their own homes. The two organisations share a lot in common and it makes sense for them to be under the same roof in the Search office on Adelaide Terrace. 

The move will take place in April and no activities or groups are expected to experience any change.

Following a very generation contribution from Lord Beecham we decided to produce a short 2 minute film to show people the work Search does and how we might be able to help. Lots of older people and their relatives aren't aware of the groups, advice and support available at Search on their own doorsteps. So we hit upon the idea of a video that shows Search through the eyes of someone passing our office on Adelaide Terrace and taking a look inside.

Go to https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mq4CaHcr73c and check it out for yourself. You might recognise some familiar faces.

 

It might not seem like it but Spring is definitely on its way. The Spring newsletter from Dearch is full of new trips and groups and activities to help you enjoy the warmer months. Plus news about West End Befrienders coming on board and how to get help with repairs around the house. Get your newsletter here.

 


Search is now partnered with Unity Lottery and is offering a weekly lottery with a top prize of £25,000 per week plus other prizes. The idea is that Unity Lottery combines the prize money from hundreds of charities across the country but lets you specify which local charity benefits from your contribution. So if you pick Search we will take a proportion of the money and you will be entered into a large, nationwide lottery.


If you would like to find out more about helping Search through a lottery go to Unity Lottery http://www.unitylottery.co.uk/search Alternatively you can download a direct debit application form and print it out and send it by freepost.

It's that time of year and our Autumn newsletter is full of news and activities to help you brave the Autumnal winds and get the most out of life. Click to find out more