This project can support and empower you if you are aged 50+, live in South Tyneside, and have a long-term health condition. We can help you to:
Manage your health condition more effectively
Gain new skills or develop existing skills
Move towards or into volunteering, training, peer mentoring, or employment
The support we offer
This project will offer you:
Tailored advice about how to live a healthier life whilst managing your long-term health condition
One-to-one and group support
Health/care plan to help you to progress and reach positive outcomes
Access and referrals to other appropriate services and groups
Activities and events
Peer mentor support from others with long-term health conditions
Peer mentoring opportunities (including training)
Volunteering opportunities (including training)
As well as supporting participants on the project, we aim to raise awareness of the barriers faced by people aged 50+ with a long-term health condition, in order to help develop services in the future. We want your help in shaping the future!
We will recruit volunteers and peer mentors who have experience of long-term health conditions, in order to draw on their skills and experiences to help support those in their local community and those engaging with the project.
As a volunteer or peer mentor, you will be provided with training, support, and development opportunities through our peer mentor training programme, which is managed by our Peer Mentor Co-ordinator, based in South Tyneside.
Get in touch
If you would like to get involved in this long-term condition management innovation project, you can ask your GP for a referral or you can contact us directly: