Local Support

This section of the website exists to inform patients about local support groups. If you have information about a local support group please email the information for the attention of the Practice Manager and we will endeavour to add it to this page.

In Haltwhistle and the surrounding area we have some fantastic support groups available with a number of activities held over the Christmas period. If you would like more information you can pick up a Local News and History pamphlet from the Haltwhistle Partnership office which can be contacted on 01434 321242 or visit https://haltwhistle.org/ . We have listed some of the local groups for your information:

Let’s Get Together Programme

This programme run a diverse selection of activities and classes in venues across rural areas such as Bardon Mill and Henshaw Village Hall, Cairns Hall, Knarsdale, Featherstone Village Hall, Old Booking Hall, Haltwhistle Station, Greenhead Village Hall and Whitfield Village Hall

To book or for more information please contact Maureen@ncdc.org.uk / 07981 101651.

Northumberland Cancer Support Group


Meet twice monthly on the first Tuesdays and fourth Thursday monthly:

  • Tuesday meetings are held in the Education Centre, 2nd floor, Hexham General Hospital, NE46 1QJ with a guest speaker and refreshments available at 6:30pm.
  • Thursday meetings are in the Community Room, Hexham trinity Methodist Church, Beaumont Street, NE46 3LS with refreshments available at 1:00pm.

Further information including a meeting diary can be found on their website: www.northumberlandcancersupportgroup.co.uk
For further information you can also contact 07598 620599 or e-mail info@northumberlandcancersupportgroup.co.uk

Registered Charity No: 519373.

Maggies at Newcastle

At the Freeman Hospital

Maggie's is for anyone affected by cancer, including family and friends. You can make yourself a cup of tea in our kitchen, find a peaceful spot in our gardens or speak with our team of experts.

Our cancer support specialists offer a daily drop-in. You don't need to an appointment or referral, you can just call in anytime Monday to Friday, 9am - 5pm.

Maggie's Newcastle, Grounds of the Freeman Hospital, Melville Grove, NE NU


0191 233 6600



Northumberland Domestic Abuse Services (NDAS)

NDAS is a service available to anyone suffering from domestic abuse throughout Northumberland, they provide support for anyone experiencing or affected by domestic violence or abuse.

There is a common misconception domestic abuse only relates to physical violence but domestic violence and abuse can be emotional, mental or physical as well as physical violence. Domestic abuse is about someone in a persons family or household using their power to keep the sufferer under their control, they might do this by constantly checking up on them to find their whereabouts, control money, or decide who they can or can't see.

If you would like advice or support from NDAS please call 01434 608030 or visit https://www.nda.services/

Healthwatch Northumberland

Healthwatch Northumberland is the independent champion for people who use health and social care services. They exist to ensure that people are at the heart of care, listening to what people like about services or what could be improved and they share yourviews with those with the power to make change happen. Healthwatch also help people find the information they need about services in their area. Your local Healthwatch are there to help make health and social care better for people in Northumberland.

Please get in touch with your experiences of GPs, hospitals, dentists, care homes or other healthcare service. Every comment matters.
In summary, Healthwatch are there to: 

  • help people find out about local care
  • listen to what people think of services
  • help improve the quality of services by letting those running services and the government know what people want from care

So if you want better health services for you and your family, would like to know more about the services available in your area or if you have a complaint or compliment about the care you have received in the last 12 months, please let them know.

You can collect feedback forms in your local surgery, please ask at reception or visit: