It’s moving time at Search as we move the charity’s office to a new address. We are not going far; our Advice Service is moving 100 metres and our other projects will all be based in Benwell and Scotswood for a year as we find bigger premises.

In October, the organisation will move out of 74 Adelaide Terrace as the lease on the property ends. From Tuesday 1 October, we will provide our weekday Advice service in the West End Health Resource Centre on Adelaide Terrace. Our Chain Reaction and Lunchlinks service will stay in the same office in the Carnegie building. The Community Activities project, west end befrienders, volunteering and admin will move to St Margaret’s church on Armstrong Road later in October. The phone number 0191 2737443 will stay the same as will our email and website addresses.

The work that Search does in supporting the older people of Newcastle will not change.

Its full on summer in our latest newsletter. See trips to Whitby and Hadrian's Wall and all the groups taking place over the next few months. 

On Saturday 27 April, 10 especially brave fundraisers jumped off the Tyne bridge for Search. They zip wired down to the opposite side of the river to the Baltic qauy, one after another. The oldest, Dorrie Stilgoe in her seventies showed that age is certainly no obstacle to embracing life's adventures. Our heroes raised over £3000 for the older people in Newcastle who rely on Search for support. 


This year Search worked with the Music Making Together project to set up a Ukulele group for older people interested in making music. In a few weeks they have come a long way and are having a blast learning an instrument and singing together. The group will be meeting informally over the summer and starting again properly in September. If you woud like to join the group please get in touch on 0191 2737443:

Volunteering Week (3 – 7 June) occurs every year in the summer and it gives us all here at Search a focus to increase our volunteering activity. During Volunteering Week we increase our recruitment drive, attend events and of course celebrate the work our volunteers have done for us over the last year or so.