Later Years

Our Later Years Team support people aged 50+ with lived experience of a learning disability / difficulty and Autism.

We provide low-level preventative support to help people maintain their independence, manage their own health and wellbeing, and keep safe in their local community.

With a user-led approach we support people to develop new skills, build their confidence and access additional services to help them live well in their community. We also work with our Health Team to support people to better understand and manage their own health and well-being and grow their social circles by taking part in our many organised activities.

Our sessions are a minimum of 4 hours delivering support on a 1:1 basis or in a small group. This can be paid privately or through a personal budget. Support through LD:NorthEast has an added value of being able to join in our events , parties and social activities.

Examples of our support include:

• Active lifestyle support – getting out for regular exercise and main-taining a healthy lifestyle

• Support with social skills – helping people connect and spend time with friends, and join in with social activities

• Support to live independently – help with food shopping, cooking healthy meals and other daily living tasks

‘When I first came to LD:NorthEast I had no friends.  I have no family anymore and was lonely and sad. I now go out on day trips, enjoy going to the Theatre with my new friends and have even had my first holiday in a caravan which I loved’.

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We welcome referrals from health or care professionals, friends, neighbours, family members or of course people themselves. A member of the team will then make contact to arrange a visit and find out how we can help.

For more information please contact our Projects and Later Years Team Lead, Julie on 0191 2622261 or at julie.mileham-harding@ldne.org.uk