Latest guide for the over 50s has more content

AN advice booklet for the over 50s in Northumberland has been re-published – and it’s bigger and better than ever.

The Golden Guide offers advice on a range of subjects, such as money, health, care, transport and leisure, as well as providing handy hints and lists of local contacts.

This year the publication has been re-designed and includes extra pages on pensions, benefits, befriending schemes and advocacy, and there is also a section on finding beginner classes for using the Internet.

Editor Heather Alabaster said: “The Golden Guide is different every year, there’s always change in every section. This year there’s more of everything to report.

“As well as our lists of activities, we want our readers to be up to date with things that matter to them, whether it’s money, health or care issues.

“The guide helps them find advice wherever they live in the county.”

The guide is supported by Northumberland County Council, Northumberland Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust and Age UK Northumberland.

Northumberland Executive Director for Wellbeing and Community Health Services Daljit Lally said: “It’s so important that people can find the information they need, and with big changes coming in health and social care the Golden Guide is a great way to let everyone know what’s happening.

“It has so many useful contacts, I would encourage everyone to get hold of a new edition this year.”

The guide is available from Northumberland Healthcare teams, libraries, Carers Northumberland, Citizens Advice Bureaux, Healthwatch and Royal Voluntary Service centres.

It can also be obtained by calling the Age UK Northumberland Advice Line on 0845 0950150, and the full edition is online in a flipbook format at

It can also be found on the websites of the major partners.