Chain Reaction is a new service commissioned by Newcastle City Council that supports older people (55+) to live independently in the community.

By promoting the use of community-based resources and facilities, Chain Reaction helps people to lead happier, healthier lives. It supports and sustains friendships in order to combat social isolation and to increase a sense of good emotional health and wellbeing.

Chain Reaction is a new approach that offers a real alternative to building-based day services; the service is flexible and personalised and works with older people to support them in deciding what they would like to achieve and how to make this happen. The service offers a variety of support, from sorting out financial worries to organising outings.