HELP team get Jack through

HELP team get Jack through

When the racing heartbeat that had plagued teenager Jack Shields for weeks suddenly turned to stabbing agony, he knew he had just seconds to raise the alarm. Stumbling into his mother’s bedroom in the early hours of the morning, the 21 year-old managed to slap on the...
Joined up care gets Eddie back on his feet

Joined up care gets Eddie back on his feet

A Sunderland man is on the pathway to independence, with a joined-up health and social care team behind him every step of the way. Eddie Bowmaker, 80, from Ryhope suffered a number of nasty falls which left him weak and unsteady. He is now getting back on his feet,...
Vanguard putting care back into Sunderland homes

Vanguard putting care back into Sunderland homes

It’s two years since All Together Better was launched in Sunderland – a programme bringing together health and social care, designed to improve the lives of people in Sunderland who need it most. The programme – which aims to get some of the frailest...
Joined up working changing lives – A nurse’s views

Joined up working changing lives – A nurse’s views

Sue Hughes, a district nurse who works as part of All Together Better’s joined up team, tells all about how the service is changing lives. Sue Hughes works as part of the North of Sunderland area Community Integrated Team (CIT).  She tells us about her...