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A safe space for carers to talk, be heard, and supported

A safe space for carers to talk, be heard, and supported

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Do you look after someone who needs help and support on a regular basis? If they could not manage without your help, and you are not employed to do this, then you are a carer. Anyone can be a carer, at any time in their life.

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Adult Carers

Age 25+

Young Adult Carers

Age 18-24

Young Carers

Age 5-18

About us

Newcastle Carers is an independent charity supporting adults, children and young people who care for someone living in Newcastle upon Tyne. Our service is free, confidential and non-judgemental, helping you to find ways to make your situation easier.

Important information:

To help carers and families remain safe during the pandemic our building and drop-ins are closed until further notice. To talk to someone about your caring role, or for information or advice, please call our Carers Information Line on 0191 275 5060, Monday to Friday, 9am—5pm. We can help you deal with stress, talk to professionals, access grants, get advice about practical support and much more. 

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Our Services

Wellbeing
For Professionals
Group Support
Wellbeing Fund
Training
Awareness Raising
Practical Advice
Signposting
Wellbeing

When you’re a carer, finding time to look after yourself can be difficult. We’re here to support you

For Professionals

Information about making a referral to us, carer awareness training, useful resources and much more…

Wellbeing Fund

Every year The Carers Wellbeing Fund gives small grants to carers of all ages to improve their own health and wellbeing

Group Support

From young carer activity groups to specialist dementia advice sessions, meeting other carers is a great way to feel supported

Awareness Raising

Increasing awareness about carers and the issues they face is at the heart of everything we do

Training

We provide specialist training for carers, from first aid to employability, as well as training for professionals to improve their support for carers

Practical Advice

We can help you find ways to make your situation easier

Signposting

We can help you find the experts you need, e.g. benefits or debt advice

Wellbeing

When you’re a carer, finding time to look after yourself can be difficult. We’re here to support you

For Professionals

Information about making a referral to us, carer awareness training, useful resources and much more…

Group Support

From young carer activity groups to specialist dementia advice sessions, meeting other carers is a great way to feel supported

Wellbeing Fund

Every year The Carers Wellbeing Fund gives small grants to carers of all ages to improve their own health and wellbeing

Awareness Raising

Increasing awareness about carers and the issues they face is at the heart of everything we do

Training

We provide specialist training for carers, from first aid to employability, as well as training for professionals to improve their support for carers

Signposting

We can help you find the experts you need, e.g. benefits or debt advice

Practical Advice

We can help you find ways to make your situation easier

We Understand

We support carers of all ages looking after a friend or family member who is ill, disabled, has mental health problems or is misusing drugs or alcohol. Anyone can be a carer, at any time in their life. At Newcastle Carers we know how hard it can be to look after someone, and we’re here to help with information, advice and support.

You can help carers find ways to make their situation easier by supporting our free, confidential and non-judgemental service. Every donation helps. Thank you!

News

Newcastle City Council: Improving Services and Support for Carers in Newcastle

Focus group invitation letter for carers, written by Newcastle City CouncilWe know that caring for someone can very rewarding but, we also know that it can be difficult at times.  Caring for someone throughout the COVID-19 pandemic has brought additional challenges as...

Re-opening the Centre

We understand that the COVID-19 pandemic continues to be challenging times for those with a caring role. Over the last few months, we have given invaluable information, advice and support, to carers and young carers via telephone, video call and online.   From Monday...

Carers Week Events (7-13 June 2021)

There are 6.5 million carers in the UK.  Every year the national Carers Week campaign raises awareness of caring, the issues that carers face and the contribution they make.  It also helps people who don’t identify themselves as carers to get recognition and support....

Everything in Place Programme

Everything in Place is an interactive programme developed by St Cuthbert’s Hospice, Durham and designed to support people to plan ahead for peace of mind. This free to access programme includes information and advice across a wide range of areas including wills,...

Return to Work Carers Project – more than just employability support

Return to Work Carers Project, as the name indicates, was established to help those carers who are in a position to move into employment. However, it is important to note that the support we are providing is not only around employment. On top of employability support,...

Announcement of new CEO

Newcastle Carers’ Board of Trustees is very pleased to announce the appointment of the organisation’s new Chief Executive, Edward Gorringe. Edward has many years of leadership experience in both the statutory and voluntary sector and a particular interest in...

North East Carers Survey

If you’re one of the thousands of people across the North East who provide unpaid care and support to relatives, friends and neighbours who couldn’t manage without your help, the Directors of Social Services across the region (ADASS) would like to hear from you....

COVID-19 vaccinations for unpaid carers

Do you look after someone? You may be entitled to a COVID-19 vaccination If you are over 18 and the primary carer of someone who is clinically vulnerable and haven’t received your vaccination or received an invitation to book your vaccination, you can use the National...

Free Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for carers

In line with recent recommendations from the Department of Health and Social Care, Newcastle City Council can now provide free Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for Covid-19 needs to all unpaid carers providing care and support to a person they do not live with. ...

Using your carer payments during the pandemic

Are you finding it hard to use your Carer Break Payment or Carer Support Allocation because of the coronavirus pandemic? If you are unable to use your payment as arranged, within the timescale you have been given you will be asked to return the funds. Speak to your...