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Re-opening the Centre

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)

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 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 – 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

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

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

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

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

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...