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Gateshead and South Tyneside
Blaydon Primary Care Centre
Shibdon Road
NE21 5NW

November 2011

Dear All

Headway Gateshead and South Tyneside – November
Social group meeting activities
December social evening
Date – 6 December 2011
Venue – El Coto, Leazes Park Road, Newcastle, NE1 4PF
Time – 6pm
Cost - £15.00
Details – Festive get together
Restaurant website - www.elcoto.co.uk

Last year our Christmas night out was at Hana Hana; this year we swap Japanese for
Spanish! Our December social and Christmas get together will be at El Coto in Newcastle.
(Close to Monument and St James Metro and the Haymarket bus station) There are lots of
different Tapas dishes to try and it should be a really good night so we hope as many people
as possible can attend.

The cost of the meal has been subsidised so the price is £15.00 per person. If you would like
to go can you let me know as soon as possible so I can reserve the necessary number of
places. We will then need a cheque made payable to Headway Gateshead and South
Tyneside by 22 November 2011 please. (Please send cheques to Headway Gateshead and
South Tyneside, Blaydon Primary Care Centre, Shibdon Road, Gateshead, NE21 5NW).

Any queries please get in touch.

January social evening
There will be no social meeting in January.

February social meeting
Date: 7 February 2011
Time – 6pm
Details – Curry night
Location – South Shields
Venue – To be confirmed
Cost – To be confirmed

Headway Gateshead and South Tyneside
Registered Charity No. 1132713. A company limited by guarantee. Registered in England No. 6992206
Town Hall tour with lunch
The Mayor and Mayoress of South Tyneside have kindly invited members to join them for a
light lunch and a tour around the town hall.

Venue: Town Hall – South Shields
Date: 14 December 2011
Time: 12 noon to 2.00pm

Booking essential.

Film and video introduction taster sessions
Due to low numbers this events has been postponed but will run at a later date. If you are
interested in attending please let me know.

Further details will be circulated in due course. Included in the sessions will be an introduction
to film, green screen technology, find out how a studio operates and opportunities to do some
hands on work with film equipment.

We have been invited to join Headway Tynedale for a ten pin bowling afternoon.

Date: 23 November 2011
Cost: £6.00 (includes a snack)
Venue: Wentworth Leisure centre, Hexham
Time: 12 noon
Additional info: The leisure centre is 2 minutes from Hexham train station.
Booking: Is essential and needs to be done by 16 November 2011.

New opportunities
Headway Drama group

Members from Headway Tynedale and Headway Durham and Chester-le-street are setting up
a new drama group called Headway North-East Players. For further details or how to get
involved contact:

Maurice Iley – 07722 022 121 or Lynn Maconochie on lynnmac@googlemail.com

Thank you to all those who have sold Headway Raffle tickets – we have sold more tickets this
year than ever before!

Books still available to sell.
Younger person’s group
If you are between 18 – 28 and would like to get involved with the younger person’s group we
will be having the first get together on Saturday 26 November 2011 at 10.00am. The focus of
the group will be for younger people to take part in social activities with people of a similar age.

The first activity will be a Graffiti art session at the Baltic art centre, Gateshead which will
give everyone the opportunity to think of a name for the group and discuss ideas for future

Interested? Contact – 0191 283 4623 - 07725 232527 - info@headwaygatesheadstyne.org

Look Ahead in the North
All the guaranteed places for this year’s event have gone but if you are interested you can still
put your name on the reserve list as extra places will be divided up between interested groups
and branches.

The event will be held again at:

Venue: The Calvert Trust in Kielder
Dates: 30 March to 1 April 2012.

Win a free place at the Look Ahead in the North Event. Design a t-shirt or polo shirt for the
event. Closing date is 18 November 2011. Entries to Ron Payne at Woodburn Park, West
Woodburn or at - r.payne428@btinternet.com

Self management course
After the success of the courses in South Tyneside a further six week course has been
organised for the end of November.

Self management is about people living with a long term condition being in control of their own

The course supports you by helping you to access the information and skills you need to
manage your condition better and your overall health and wellbeing.

Six members have already benefitted from the self management programme so if you would
like a place or further information please contact me on 0191 283 4623.

Please do get in touch if you would like to discuss anything in the update or for any other

Yours sincerely

Claire Tritton
Community Development Officer

T: 0191 2834623
M: 07725232527
E: ctritton@headwaygatesheadstyne.org

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