Fancy doing a charity Zip Slide to raise money for Search on Saturday 13 April?


Tick this once in a life time experience off your bucket list, and help us raise vital funds at the same time!

The zip slide starts from the Newcastle side of the Tyne bridge, travels diagonally across the River Tyne for 230m before finishing at HMS Calliope on the Gateshead side of the river.  It’s definitely going to be a day to remember.

The minimum age for participation is 17 – however there’s absolutely no maximum age limit.

We have a limited number of charity places available and we’ll give you as much support as we can, to help you raise vital  funds to help local older people.

For more information contact Karen on 0191 2737443 or by email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Wednesday 13th February,6pm-9pm.
The Hillheads Pub, Counden Road,  Westerhop, NE5 5QA
Come along and enjoy an evening of socialising, nibbles, quiz & music. And love. Booking required

Search brings the ancient art of Tai Chi to the west of Newcastle. Great for balance, body and mind, it's a form of gentle exercise that has become very popular with olde people across the world.

No need to book, just turn up. Over 50's only.
For further information, phone Search on 0191 273 7443

Every Friday March 8 onwards, 3pm-4pm
Walbottle Village Hall



Learn more about dementia and how you can help create a dementia friendly community. The session is fun, interactive and provides attendees with some useful resources and tips on how we can support those living with dementia to feel a part of our communities.  It will be a short introductio and lasts just one hour.

It’s about learning more about dementia and the small ways you can help.  Be it a neighbour friend, family member, customer, most of us knowingly or unknowingly will have some connection This Information Session is led by Simon Luddington, the Chain Reaction Development Manager at Search and a Dementia Friends Champion.

Most of Search will be closed over the Christmas week and will return on Wednesday 2 January. However our Chain Reaction project will be running a Christmas drop in on Monday 24 December, Thursday 27 December, Friday 28 December and Monday 31 December from 10.00 am to 12.30 midday. The drop in will bne at the main search office on 74 adelaide Terrace in Benwell. All older people who live in the west of Newcastle are warmly invited to pop in and share the festive company.


Lots of Christmas news and new groups for the New Year. Fancy learning the Ukulele or seeing some local museums? Plus news about our shopping groups.

Winter 2018 Newsletter



Combine the pleasures of a fascinating guided walk through Newcastle’s past with making a small contribution to Search. Enjoy the 2 mile walk through the centre of Newcastle and end up at the Tyneside Cinema for mulled wine, mince pies and special newsreels. Santa hats are optional! You can ask your friends and family to sponsor you or if you prefer, pay the £5 yourself instead. All proceeds towards next year’s coach trips.

Thursday 6 December,11am-2pm
Meet at the entrance of the Great North (Hancock) Museum