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Useful websites

The Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE)

The Social Care Institute for Excellence is a leading improvement support agency and independent charity, working with the care and support sector in the UK. We co-produce our work with people who use services and carers.

National Institute for Heath and Care Excellence (NICE)

The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence provides national guidance and advice to improve health and social care.

Skills for Care

Skills for care helps create a better led, more skilled and valued adult social care workforce. They provide practical tools and support to help adult social care organisations recruit, develop and lead their workforce.

Signpost Information Guidance Network (SIGN)

SIGN North Tyneside is a network of providers of free, independent and confidential information working to put people in need of practical or emotional help and guidance in touch with those local organisations best able to provide it.


Registration in the SIGN Directory

The SIGN Directory is an online directory of community services and events for the residents of North Tyneside. It is designed for people to search for and find services and activities that may support them in their lives. It allows people to make informed choices in an accessible, user-friendly manner.

If you are a commisioned organisation or a group providing a service to the residents of North Tyneside, please register with us as a provider in the SIGN Directory.

You can register for free by visiting the provider welcome page and following instructions.

If you are a comissioned service with encryped e-mail facilities please contact a member of the support team before registration

Further Information and assistance is available from the support team by e-mailing:

Training opportunities

Training opportunities are available to external providers via North Tyneside’s Workforce Development Team and the learning pool.

Provider forums

Here are the details of the upcoming provider forums. Almost all provider forums are held at the Langdale Centre.

Langdale Gardens
NE28 0HG

Telephone: (0191) 643 8500

Caption: Residential and Nursing Care Homes provider forum

Residential / Nursing Care Homes Provider Forum

Day Date Time Venue
Wednesday 15 February 9am - 12pm Langdale
Tuesday 16 May 9am - 12pm Langdale
Thursday 10 August 9am - 12pm Langdale


9 November 9am - 12pm Langdale


Caption: Learning Disability provider forum

Learning Disability Provider Forum

Meetings usually start at 9:30am for Providers, 10am - 12pm for LA/CCG to join
Day Date Time Venue
Tuesday 28 February 2pm - 4pm Langdale
Tuesday 4 April 9:30am - 12pm Langdale
Tuesday 6 June 9:30am - 12pm Langdale


8 August 9:30am - 12pm Langdale


3 October 9:30am - 12pm Langdale


7 December 9:30am - 12pm Langdale


Caption: Mental Health provider forum

Mental Health Provider Forum

Day Date Time Venue
Wednesday 29 March 2pm - 4pm Langdale
Wednesday 28 June 2pm - 4pm Langdale
Wednesday 27 September 2pm - 4pm Langdale


20 December 2pm - 4pm Langdale


Caption: Domiciliary Care provider forum

Domiciliary Care Provider Forum

Day Date Time Venue
Monday 30 January 2pm - 4pm Langdale
Monday 24 April 10am - 12pm Langdale
Monday 31 July 10am - 12pm Langdale


31 October 10am - 12pm Langdale

Contact us

Commissioning Service

Commissioning Team: (0191) 643 7100
General enquiries: 0345 2000 101 


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