Golden Guide

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The Golden Guide – Northumberland

Free local handbook for over 50s in Northumberland. Information, contacts and practical tips on daily life including Leisure Activities, Transport, Home and Community, Health and Wellbeing, Finding Out About Care, Money Matters. Thoroughly updated with new information every year. A5. ©2015

This year’s special features include ‘Socialising, 10 reasons why it’s good for you’  ‘In the Pink, 10 tips to keep you there’ and ‘Quids In, 10 ways to strike it rich’

Where to get a free copy. Northumberland library branches, Northumbria Healthcare care teams and Age UK Northumberland have the largest stocks. They are also with GP surgeries (practice nurses), and selected branches of Boots Pharmacies. Many support groups have them too including Healthwatch Northumberland, Carers’ Northumberland,Wansbeck CVS, Royal Voluntary Service, Citizens Advice Bureaux and more.

For a copy sent to your home address. Ring Age UK Northumberland on 01670 784821. They will post personal copies out to Northumberland residents for free.

“We use it for all kinds of things – all the staff have one on their desk, and it’s part of the essential kit for our Carer groups – we use it with people, we go through it and help them find things out. It’s extremely useful, extremely popular and extremely sought after.” Carers Northumberland.

“I use your excellent publication for reference thank you very much. To be honest I read it from cover to cover.There are things that might be useful for other people that I pass on.” Northumberland resident (male).

“Everyone I ask mentions the Golden Guide—it is clearly a key resource for older people.”  Information Auditor Northumberland Co Council