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

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

Get Support

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:

Our Carers Information Line is open as normal Monday to Friday, 9am – 5pm. We can help you to deal with stress, talk to professionals, access grants, get information and advice about practical support and much more.

Appointments are also available when you need a longer conversation with someone. Most of these continue to be on the telephone or via video call, but some Newcastle Carers staff are now back working in our Centre and are able to offer face-to-face appointments to carers for whom this would provide particular benefit. 

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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

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Supporting Carers to Return to Work: Rani’s Story

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Free NHS Flu Jab—stop the spread this winter

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Share your caring experiences in the 2021 State of Caring survey

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

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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...