Carer Friendly Communities Awards

Carer Friendly Communities Awards 2020

The annual Carer Friendly Communities Awards is an opportunity for carers to nominate an individual, group or business for an award, to recognise and celebrate the positive difference they have made – achance to say “thank you”. This could be: a helpful neighbour, an employer supporting a carer to work flexibly, a professional such as a teacher, doctor, or social worker who has gone the extra mile to support a carer.   

Nominations for our 2020 awards are now open!

Do you know someone in your community who has gone the extra mile to help and support you in your caring role?… nominate them for a Carer Friendly Communities Award!

Download our Nomination Form –  the form is set up so you can type/fill in the form without having to print it out. Send your completed form to us at [email protected]

Alternatively, if you would prefer to print the form and fill in, completed forms can be returned to our Centre address  confirmed on the form.

We will be holding an awards ceremony at the Discovery Museum, on Thursday 3 December (

late afternoon), and award winners will be announced! More information about the ceremony will be released closer to the date. 

Can you help to build carer friendly communities?

Carer friendly communities are aware about the issues that carer face. From shops and cafes and hospital, members of the community are geared up to support carers and recognise the invaluable role they play.

It could be a hairdresser who gives out leaflets to customers about their local Carers’ Centre. It could be a GP who lets every carer know about the services available to them. It could be a local business who changes their employment policies to accommodate staff who are carers.

These examples could make the world of difference to carers who are finding it hard to cope. Is your community carer friendly?

We are asking local businesses to sign up to our We Care project.

If you see our ‘We Care’ sticker on a Shields Road shop window, their staff have committed to making Byker a carer friendly community.

If you are a local business on Shields Road, and you would like to help us make Byker a carer friendly community, get in touch! Help us to make the world of difference to carers.