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Moving On Tyne & Wear

Long-Term Condition Project (South Tyneside)

This project was one of Moving On Tyne & Wear’s original Innovation Projects. It has now come to a natural end. 


Who we worked with

This project supported people aged 50+ who live in South Tyneside and have a long-term health condition. Our aim was to help people:

  • Manage their health condition more effectively
  • Gain new skills or develop existing skills
  • Move towards or into volunteering, training, peer mentoring, or employment

The support we offered

  • 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)

Other opportunities

As well as supporting participants on the project, we aimed 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 recruited 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, people were provided with training, support, and development opportunities through our peer mentor training programme.

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