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Sunderland City Council

About Sunderland City Council

Sunderland is a vibrant city, the North East’s city by the sea. Sunderland is rich in history with a fascinating heritage, sandy beaches and plenty to see and do. The stunning coastline featuring two Blue Flag award-winning beaches is perfect for family fun.  Visitors and residents alike love exploring the cultural landmarks, from museums to heritage trails, art galleries to theatres, parks and beautiful green spaces. The iconic Empire Theatre, has seen some of the biggest West End productions take the stage. The selection of fantastic bars, cafes and restaurants are perfect for a pre-theatre meal or relax with friends. The thriving music scene in venues such as the auditorium, arts centre Washington and Stadium of Light offers a mix of artists, from jazz to comedy and headliners from across the globe. If you fancy a spot of retail therapy then Sunderland has it covered. With a fantastic range of fun and cultural things to do Sunderland has plenty to offer.

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Sunderland Carers Centre offer information, advice and support for anyone who is a carer, for more information visit their website:

Healthwatch Sunderland have collected some information about access to dentists, community pharmacies and opticians for wheelchair users, read more here.

Sunderland People First provide a wide variety of services to benefit people with learning disabilities and autism, for more information visit their website:

Friends Action North East support people with learning disabilities and/or autism and help them to make and keep friends, read more on their website: