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Local age-friendly initiatives

Dementia-friendly Middlesbrough

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In 2016 Middlesbrough Council received national recognition from the Alzheimer's Society for being a dementia-friendly town. To find out more about the progress Middlesbrough is making, check the dementia page.

Age-friendly transport guide - 'getting around Middlesbrough'

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Getting around Middlesbrough provides information about different transport options and support available in the town. For a printed copy, or to find out more about journey assistance cards (examples of which are available in the guide), email agefriendly@middlesbrough.gov.uk or call 01642 728756.

Unfortunately, the 'getting around Middlesbrough' guide is not accessible. Please email agefriendly@middlesbrough.gov.uk if you need this information in a different format.

Please have a seat campaign

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In places where 'please have a seat' signs are displayed, shoppers can sit down and rest, use a bathroom (if available), or have a drink of water.

Check the 'please have a seat' campaign page to find out more (and sign up if you're a business).

Age-friendly Middlesbrough training

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Age-friendly training gives you a better understanding of how to support older people. It's free, and open to all staff, carers, and other community members. You can find out more on the age-friendly training page, or email agefriendly@middlesbrough.gov.uk for training dates.

Sensory support

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Check the sensory support page to find out more about the support available, and our monthly sensory drop-in clinic.

Age-related sensory loss affects most of us as we grow older. It's estimated that around 5.9% of the population of Middlesbrough has some form of sensory loss. The majority of those people are aged over 65. Find out more about how we're changing things to support people with sensory loss.

Middlesbrough age friendly consultation and report

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In September 2021, Ageing Better Middlesbrough in partnership with Public Health South Tees carried out a Middlesbrough-wide age-friendly survey with residents. The survey findings helped to shape the Middlesbrough age-friendly charter, and a baseline report 'Middlesbrough: an age-friendly town? Where we are now - March 2022'. You can read the where we are now full report and where we are now executive summary.

Unfortunately, the age-friendly charter and 'where are we now' reports are not accessible. Please email agefriendly@middlesbrough.gov.uk if you need this information in a different format.