Support Services

Updated on 21st January 2019 at 8:05 am


Beat Asthma

Respiratory experts at the Great North Children’s Hospital (GNCH) in Newcastle have launched a new asthma website Beat Asthma –  to help improve asthma care for children and young people in the North East. The ‘Beat Asthma’ website will provide information and education to help families, schools and health professionals to work together to ensure children and young people living with asthma receive the best care and support.

On this site, you will find all the information you need to fully understand and manage asthma

whether you are a parent of a child with asthma, a young adult with asthma yourself, a teacher or a health professional.

click here to view the Beat Asthma  website


Information about carers groups and projects


Do you or someone you care about have memory problems or dementia?
Have you given up on your hobbies because of memory problems?


Hexham Family Planning Service

Contraceptive sessions details and times


The Lymphodema Support Network

The LSN is a registered charity run by people who live with lymphoedema and is the largest information provider about the condition in the UK. The website forms part of their work and contains information for patients about the condition and the experience of living with lymphoedema.

Multiple Sclerosis Support



RNIB offer practical and emotional support for anyone living with sight loss



Free, confidential and independent housing advice

  • Homeless? Nowhere to stay
  • Behind with your rent? threatened with eviction?
  • Struggling to pay your mortgage?
  • Trouble with neighbours? Noise nuisance?

visit for advice online

or call Shelter on 0808 800 4444


Stop Smoking Service

Do you need help to stop Smoking?

Stopping smoking at any age increases your life expectancy, provided you stop before you develop cancer or other serious disease.  But, even if damage has already been done, you can still benefit from stopping.

If you would like advice and support please ring the Stop Smoking Service on 01670 813135   or click here

Bellingham Chemist also offer a Stop Smoking Service. Please call them on:
01434 220231

The Stroke Association – (website)

Working for a world where there are fewer strokes and all those touched by stroke get the help they need.


The British Lung Foundation

One person in five in the UK is affected by lung disease.

Millions more are at risk. We are here for every one of them, leading the fight against lung disease.