Now more than ever, it’s important that we stay safe, stay local and stay connected while buying local. That’s the vision of Buy Local, a website created by the three local business chambers in North Tyneside; Whitley Bay, North Shields and Wallsend, with the help of Newcastle Building Society.
Buy Local provides a directory of businesses operating in North Tyneside. This lets residents, business owners, and visitors have a simple method of knowing what services are available to them.
Buy Local is not just a facility for businesses to raise their profile and for others to find them. It also provides information dedicated to the broader aspects and attractions of town centres and high streets. This includes details of events, heritage sites, parks, walks and other items of interest to the community.
Nominate a local business
Buy Local are celebrating businesses that have made a commitment to serve their local community over lockdown. You can get involved by nominating a North Tyneside business that you feel is a Local Lockdown Hero. If you know a local business that is stepping up during this difficult time, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Your local care provider
EveryDay Care & Support, are now listed on the Buy Local as a local care provider. We are continuing to operate throughout the local and national lockdowns. To ensure all staff and customers are safe, we have introduced new measures and procedures.
One of our customers recently gave our Living service a 10/10 rating and said “The service is smashing. Michele is fabulous. I would recommend it all day long. It’s really nice to see someone, I look forward to her visits. They give me social interaction and human connection which is awesome and priceless right now. Michele does what I can’t do. In my opinion, you’re all faultless, you’re all the forgotten, unsung heroes but I very much appreciate what you do. Thank you.”
Another customer said this of our Homecare service; “The service has been responsive & valuable especially during lockdown & restrictions to support my grandma both practically & emotionally. This, in turn, support our family as a whole.”
Support local businesses
To find out more about which local business are still open, visit buylocalnorthtyneside.co.uk. If you need extra help and support during these trying times, call Age UK North Tyneside on 0191 280 8484 Option 1. Their Information and Advice team are there to help you with everything from pensions and financial support, to leisure and social activities. Or, if you just want someone to talk to, ask about their befriending service.