10,000 copies…plus how to get online

Jan 29, 2019   //   News

Golden Guide prints thousands more copies for Northumberland and aims to help you get online!

With demand rocketing this popular free guide for over 50s has printed a fabulous 10,000 copies. Well known for information on activities, clubs and social groups across Northumberland, readers also discover how to find expert advice on their health, their home, their money and their care.


Editor Heather Alabaster says ‘ People use the guide as a first port of call – it’s a handy little book – full of contacts. And through our brilliant sponsors we’ve been able to print thousands extra this year.  A special theme in the new guide is help to get started with computers, as we’re encouraging readers to look for online advice too.’


Daljit Lally,  Chief Executive of Northumberland County Council and Executive Director of System Leadership and Community at Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust  adds

‘We’re committed to ensuring that people can find information they need about services and support easily, whether it’s in print or online. Information in the Golden Guide gives them the option.’


Helen Mills CEO of Age UK Northumberland says ‘We run IT sessions for older people – we see at first-hand how much they get from it once they start. Well done Golden Guide for publicising the help that’s out there.’


The Golden Guide is supported by partners Northumberland County Council, Northumberland Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust, Age UK Northumberland, Northumberland CCG and Infrastructure North, along with other generous sponsors.


To get hold of a copy, ring Age UK Northumberland’s Advice Line on 01670 784800 and they will post one out to you free.  Copies are also being distributed countywide by

Northumbria Healthcare Trust Care teams, Library Branches, Carers’ Northumberland, Alzheimer’s Society, Healthwatch, Adapt Community Café, WI branches, British Red Cross, Citizens Advice, Royal Voluntary Service, Over 50s Forum Prudhoe, Golden Age Forum, Ashington.

GP surgeries – ask the Care Navigators or Practice Nurses; also selected Boots Pharmacies have some too.



Visit www.goldenguide .org.uk

For all enquiries please contact Heather Alabaster, 0191-386 5918, or email heather@goldenguide.org.uk