Case Studies

Life is All Together Better for Ken

A Washington man has been given a new lease of life, thanks to a joined-up team of health and social care workers. Life for Ken Murray, 74, has been transformed – from an existence once characterised by loneliness and poor living conditions, to one filled with pride...

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Reaping the benefits of improving self care

Jill Meadows, 55, is reaping the benefits of improving her self care. Having gained of weight following two leg injuries and suffering anxiety after losing loved ones, Jill, of Washington Village, was struggling both physical and mentally. “I lost both parents and...

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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...

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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,...

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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 people in the...

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