John’s right at home with All Together Better

Sunderland’s innovative All Together Better programme is enabling some of the poorliest people in the city to be cared for at home, rather than in hospital. Sometimes people just need a little more help than normal in the interim, perhaps if they have an infection or...
More choice for Tony

More choice for Tony

A SIXTY-seven year old Sunderland man is one of the first in the area to benefit from a new programme designed to wrap care around people who need it most. Tony Gibson, who lives with cerebral palsy – a condition that affects muscle control and movement – and...
Feathered friend stays by Isabella’s side

Feathered friend stays by Isabella’s side

A NEW care programme that delivers rounded support to some of the most unwell people in Sunderland has ensured that a pensioner and her beloved parrot can enjoy a happy, independent life together, despite her health problems. 83-year-old Isabella Howden, who lives in...
Listening to the needs of local people

Listening to the needs of local people

Social workers in Sunderland form a vital part of the new ‘community integrated teams’, helping to put the human touch into care, to ensure that some of the most vulnerable people in Sunderland are supported, receiving care where and how they want it. Working closely...
Health links complete with new team

Health links complete with new team

THE MOST vulnerable people in Sunderland are being helped to improve their quality of life thanks to a new team delivering a more joined-up care service. Age UK Sunderland’s Living Well Link team, created to provide support and the “human touch” for some of the city’s...