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Carers Information Line 0191 275 5060

Newcastle Carers Lottery!

Tuesday 16th May

Later this year we will be launching our "Newcastle Carers Lottery" - a new monthly prize draw. ...

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Dementia Friendly Cinema - new films!

Thursday 4th May

Tyneside Cinema's monthly daytime film screenings for people with dementia and their carers and families has launched a new programme of films for...

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Centre closed: Monday 1st May 2017

Tuesday 25th April

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Do you work with lesbian, gay, bisexual or trans (LGBT) groups and individuals?

Thursday 13th April

One of our aims this year is to work on the inclusion of carers who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual or trans (LGBT). ...

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Easter opening hours

Thursday 13th April

Newcastle Carers will close for Easter at 5pm on Thursday 13 April and will reopen on Tuesday 18 April 2017. ...

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Dementia mapmaking session: Friday 28th April

Wednesday 5th April

Do you look after someone with dementia? ...

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World Down Syndrome Day: 21 March 2017

Tuesday 21st March

Today is World Down Syndrome Day! Spare a few minutes to view this great video which asks viewers what “special needs” does a person with...

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The Carers Wellbeing Fund Now Open For Applications!

Tuesday 21st March

We are delighted to announce the launch of the Carers Wellbeing Fund! ...

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Do You Care?

Friday 27th January

The brand new newsletter for young adult carers is here! ...

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Young Carers Awareness Day

Friday 20th January

Thursday 26 January is National Young Carers Awareness Day! ...

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Evaluating support for carers of people with dementia

Friday 20th January

Tide is an organisation which aims to: ...

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Challenge on Dementia 2020

Thursday 12th January

Do you care for someone with Dementia, who has been diagnosed in the last two years? ...

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Search, Review and Rate Services with Healthwatch Newcastle

Thursday 12th January

Healthwatch Newcastle provides free, confidential and independent information about where to find social care and health services in Newcastle upon...

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Christmas Opening Hours

Friday 23rd December

Newcastle Carers Centre will be closed from 5:00pm on Friday 23 December until 9:00am on Tuesday 3 January 2017.Usual Drop-Ins and...

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CarerSmart: the Carers' Discount Club

Friday 23rd December

CarerSmart is a new discount club run by Carers Trust. ...

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Have your voice heard by NTW

Thursday 8th December

Do you care for someone with a mental health illness or condition? ...

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Universal Credit Update

Friday 2nd December

What is Universal Credit? ...

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Accessible Services

Friday 18th November

In recent Newcastle Carers surveys, we have received feedback from carers about making our service as accessible as possible. ...

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Updated Opening Hours

Friday 18th November

Please note that Newcastle Carers opening hours have been updated: ...

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You Said, We Did

Thursday 17th November

Find out how your feedback has helped us to improve our service over the last year in our You Said, We Did document. ...

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Carers Rights Day 2016

Friday 11th November

Carers Voice events provide carers with the opportunity to get together, share information that will help them in their caring role and talk about...

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Quality of Life Questionnaire

Friday 11th November

To help us, Newcastle City Council and the NHS understand more about carers’ lives, we have put together the Quality of Life Questionnaire. ...

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Newsletter: November 2016 - March 2017

Friday 4th November

Our latest newsletter and 'Dates for your Diary' are available to download now. ...

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Newcastle Caring for Others Survey

Friday 4th November

Newcastle City Council have just started carrying out the third Newcastle Caring for Others Survey (the ‘Carers Survey’). ...

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Dementia Friendly Cinema - new films!

Wednesday 26th October

Tyneside Cinema's monthly daytime film screenings for people with dementia and their carers and families has a new programme of films for October to...

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We need your help- vote for us!

Wednesday 26th October

Our Young Adult Carer film has been nominated for a Charity Film Award! We need your help - please vote for us and help us to get as many votes as...

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Cancelled - Carers' Benefits talk

Wednesday 12th October

Unfortunately, our Carers' Benefits talk at our Centre in Byker on Wednesday 12 October has been cancelled. ...

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Interested in developing future social workers?

Saturday 8th October

Northumbria University are holding a workshop with first year social work students to help develop their social work skills and experience, and their...

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Have you had your free NHS flu jab yet?

Wednesday 5th October

A flu jab can help reduce your risks of getting the flu and spreading it on to the person you care for. You need to ensure you have your flu jab every...

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Carers' Toolkit at The Lemington Centre - cancelled

Tuesday 20th September

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Hadrian's Wall Fundraising Walk

Wednesday 7th September

Some of our staff team and friends braved the rain on the Saturday 3 September for a muddy 10+ mile walk. They were raising funds to support our work...

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Jointly - Care together from anywhere!

Wednesday 7th September

Jointly is an innovative mobile and online app designed to support carers. It's been developed by Carers UK and helps carers to keep all those who...

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Save the Date: Friday 25 November for Carers Rights Day

Tuesday 6th September

This year's Carers Rights Day is on Friday 25 November! ...

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Newcastle and North Tyneside Over 50s get their Golden Guide!

Wednesday 31st August

A FREE local handbook for over 50s is now available across Newcastle and North Tyneside. ...

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Sainsbury's charity of the year!

Tuesday 30th August

We're delighted to have been chosen as Sainsbury's Newcastle Monument Station charity of the year! ...

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Be part of the Carer Forum!

Tuesday 16th August

Do you want to have your say? ...

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Deciding Together - adult mental health

Tuesday 9th August

After a detailed consultation, the NHS have announced their decision about the future sites for mental health services in Newcastle and...

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Our August - October Newsletter is out now!

Tuesday 9th August

We've recently published our August - October newsletter!  ...

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Walking the tightrope

Monday 18th July

"Walking the tightrope: The challenges of combining work and care in later life" - a new joint report by Carers UK and Age UK published on Friday 15...

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The Care Act - one year on

Tuesday 5th July

A year on from the introduction of the Care Act, a review by Carers Trust has found that the new act has made little or no difference to the 5.4...

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Dementia Friendly Cinema returns!

Tuesday 14th June

Dementia Friendly Cinema returns to Tyneside Cinema! ...

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Bank holiday weekend - closed

Friday 29th April

We're closed for the bank holiday weekend from 6pm Friday 29 April and will re-open 9am Tuesday 3 May. ...

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Easter opening hours

Thursday 24th March

Over the Easter holidays we close 6pm on Thursday 24 March 2016 and re-open 9am on Tuesday 29 March 2016. ...

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Carers under the Care Act – discussion group

Tuesday 15th March

Come along to the discussion group "Carers under the Care Act" on 31 March, 2.00pm, at Broadacre House, Market Street, Newcastle upon...

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State of Caring Survey 2016

Tuesday 15th March

It's that time of year again, where Carers UK asks carers' around the UK to share their experiences about what life is like as a carer. ...

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The really useful day out!

Wednesday 2nd March

Come along to the Centre for Life on Monday 21 March, 10.30am - 1pm for the Elders Council of Newcastle Information Day! ...

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Young Carers Awareness Day

Thursday 28th January

Today is Young Carers Awareness Day! A national day of recognition for the 700,000 young carers in the UK who provide unpaid care and...

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“Significant victory for carers”

Wednesday 27th January

On 26 January, the Government announced it will change the law to exempt all carers in receipt of Carer’s Allowance from the benefit cap. ...

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Young Carers Awareness Day: 28 January 2016

Wednesday 27th January

It is Young Carers Awareness Day on 28 January! This is a national day of recognition for the 700,000 young carers in the UK who provide...

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Carers: have your say!

Tuesday 19th January

Newcastle City Council has recently published their draft budget proposals for 2016-2017. The proposals describe how they will make savings of...

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Mental Health Day 2016

Tuesday 12th January

Come along on Saturday 6 February 2016 to celebrate World Mental Health Day! ...

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Christmas opening hours

Thursday 24th December

Newcastle Carers Centre in Byker will be closed on Christmas Eve at 1pm and will reopen on Monday 4 January 2016 at 9am. ...

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Newcastle Carers Centre closed - 9 December from 11am

Tuesday 8th December

On 9 December, Newcastle Carers Centre in Byker will be closed from 11am because our annual Carers Christmas Lunch will be taking place. ...

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Benefit cap challenge

Monday 30th November

On Thursday 26 November, following a judicial review challenge, the High Court ruled that carers in receipt of Carer’s Allowance...

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Read our latest newsletter!

Tuesday 10th November

Our autumn newsletter is now out!  ...

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Newcastle Carers: join our team!

Thursday 8th October

We currently have a number of job opportunities at Newcastle Carers! ...

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Funding for people using Personal Health Budgets

Wednesday 7th October

People who have a Personal Health Budget (PHB), and who employ a personal assistant (PA), can now, as part of a pilot, apply for individual employer...

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Dementia Friendly Cinema - second set of screenings announced!

Wednesday 30th September

The second set of relaxed film screenings at Tyneside Cinema for people with dementia, their friends, families, carers and companions have just been...

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Think Family - Carers Conference 2015

Tuesday 29th September

Northumberland, Tyne and Wear (NTW) NHS Foundation Trust are seeking the views of carers on how their services identify and respond to the...

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Learning Disabilities Carers Support Group - Guest speaker

Wednesday 19th August

On Friday 4 September, we have a guest speaker from the Learning Disability Community Nursing Team visiting our monthly Learning...

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Could you be missing out on Carer's Credit?

Wednesday 19th August

Minister for Pensions, Baroness Altmann, is asking all carers to check whether they are getting the right benefits they are entitled to.  ...

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Success for Dementia Friendly Cinema!

Tuesday 11th August

On 30th July, over 40 people with dementia, their carers and families attended the launch of Dementia Friendly Cinema at Tyneside Cinema. ...

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Dementia Friendly Cinema - Starts 30 July!

Thursday 23rd July

Tyneside Cinema's fortnightly daytime film screenings for people with dementia and their carers and families starts on Thursday 30 July! ...

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Emergency Budget 2015

Tuesday 21st July

On Wednesday 8 July, the Chancellor of the Exchequer, George Osborne gave his Budget to Parliament. ...

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State of Caring Survey 2015

Tuesday 21st July

Every year Carers UK carries out a survey of carers to collect evidence on the issues affecting carers' lives and to find out what life is like...

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Get Involved Newcastle: Volunteers’ Summer Fair

Thursday 16th July

This year, to mark National Volunteers’ Week, Newcastle Carers joined forces with voluntary-involving organisations across Newcastle to hold a...

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‘There’s more to Healthwatch than health’ - conference report

Thursday 16th July

In March 2015, Healthwatch Newcastle held their first annual conference 'There’s more to Healthwatch than health’. The conference focussed...

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Carers Complementary Cinema Tickets

Thursday 16th July

Did you know? There is a national card scheme developed for UK cinemas as a way to make reasonable adjustments for disabled guests when they go...

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'Caring' magazine: July 2015

Thursday 16th July

Carers UK July edition of their 'Caring' magazine has been published. This issue covers: ...

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Yorkshire 3 Peaks for Newcastle Carers

Monday 22nd June

We'd like to say a massive thank you and good luck to Claire Miller, who's taking part in the Yorkshire 3 Peaks Challenge in September 2015 to raise...

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New dementia carer café!

Wednesday 20th May

Do you care for someone with dementia? ...

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We are a Mindful Employer

Tuesday 19th May

We have recently signed up to the Charter for Employers who are Positive About Mental Health! ...

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'Personal Health Budgets'

Thursday 14th May

What are 'Personal Health Budgets?' ...

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“Dementia Friendly Cinema”

Thursday 14th May

From July 2015, Tyneside Cinema will be running a series of regular daytime film screenings for people with dementia, carers and their families. The...

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Get Involved Newcastle - Summer Fair!

Tuesday 28th April

Join us for cake and celebrations and find out about volunteering in our City ...

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Care Act 2014

Thursday 9th April

The Care Act 2014 came into effect on 1 April 2015. The Act is good news - it gives carers new rights. ...

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Celebrate World Health Day

Thursday 2nd April

Celebrate World Health Day on Tuesday 7th April by coming to a drop in event at City Library, 11am-2pm. Test yourself by taking part in a static bike...

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Reading Well Books on Prescription: Dementia

Wednesday 4th March

Reading Well Books on Prescription for dementia recommends books you might find helpful if you have dementia, are caring for someone with dementia or...

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Newcastle City Council Budget - We want carers to have a say!

Tuesday 13th January

Once again, councils are having to make cuts. Newcastle City Council needs to save £40 million in 2015/16. The council has set out its budget...

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Closed for Christmas

Thursday 18th December

Newcastle Carers will close for Christmas at lunchtime on 24 December, and reopen at 10am on Monday 5 January 2015.  ...

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#GivingTuesday

Tuesday 2nd December

Did you know? ... Today is #GivingTuesday - a global day of giving. ...

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Carers Rights Day 2014

Thursday 27th November

We will be at the Grainger Market in Newcastle on Friday 28 November 2014, 10am - 3pm, for Carers Rights Day. ...

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Learning disabilities carers support group

Thursday 27th November

Please note: our learning disabilities carer support group will not be on the following dates: ...

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Meeting Point Cafe

Wednesday 26th November

Please note: our Meeting Point Cafe will not be held on Wednesday 3 December because it is our Carers Christmas Lunch; and on Wednesday 24...

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Living Wage

Thursday 6th November

We are very proud to announce that Newcastle Carers is now an accredited UK Living Wage Employer! ...

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Client Feedback: 2013-2014

Wednesday 22nd October

A summary of our Client Feedback Survey results for 2013-2014 have been published! ...

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New learning disabilities carer support group

Tuesday 21st October

Do you care for someone who has a learning disability? Would you like the chance to talk to other carers? ...

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New mental health carer support group

Tuesday 21st October

Are you supporting someone who has a mental health condition who could not manage without your help? ...

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Safe Place

Friday 17th October

We are thrilled to announce, Newcastle Carers is now a Safe Place! ...

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Relaxation for carers

Tuesday 14th October

Unfortunately due to reasons beyond our control, we have had to cancel the relaxation sessions for carers. ...

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Carers Rights Day 2014

Thursday 11th September

This year Carers Rights Day will be on Friday 28 November.  ...

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Carers Short Walks

Thursday 11th September

We are hoping to start regular short walks in and around Newcastle for carers - for example, along the quayside or around Jesmond Dene. ...

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Computers

Monday 8th September

We now have 2 computers at the Centre that are available for carers to use. If you want to book a slot, just give us a ring on 0191 275 5060. ...

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Flexible Working

Monday 8th September

Being able to work flexibly could be the difference between staying in paid work or not. You may be able to ask for a change in the hours you work,...

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