Most of us want to live independently in our own homes for as long as possible, but as we get older we may need some support and assistance. ACTS provides a wide range of services to help you at home.

The service is available to anyone, any age, who lives in South Tyneside and you can receive support on a weekly, fortnightly, monthly or one-off basis. Services can include but are not limited to:
• Cleaning
• Shopping
• Laundry
• Light meal preparation (and check your food is within ‘sell by’ dates)
• Odd jobs
• Grass cutting
• Provide companionship, sharing hobbies and interests
• Carrying out a full clean of your house including floors, windows, kitchens, bathrooms, washing-up
• Changing your bedding, do the laundry and ironing or simply put your clothes away
• Collect prescriptions, dry cleaning or shopping
• Odd jobs / DIY (fixtures & fittings, picture/mirror hanging, curtain poles, small painting jobs)
• Assist with paying bills, appointment making or planning an outing
• Grass cutting
• Walk a pet dog or return library books
• Help with telephone or internet shopping (if you have an internet connection)
• Escort you to an appointment or outing

The cost of the service is £13.50 per hour, with exception of accompanied outings which are £14.00 per hour and are for a minimum of 2 hours