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All carers articles

Care and support

Personalised care and support can help you to live more comfortably and independently. Getting help at the right time can help improve your quality of life and allow you to continue enjoying life, plan ahead and make choices that are right for you.

Carers assessments

As a carer you may be entitled to a Carers assessment. It is carried out to see what support you might be eligible for, to help you look after yourself and the person you care for.

Looking after someone

Many people (adults, young carers and children) do not see themselves as carers, but rather as family members or friends, and do not realise that they may be able to get financial and practical help from the City Council, health services and voluntary organisations.

Services for people with a learning disability or autism

This article explains the services that are available for people with a learning disability or autism.

Sight Loss and Visual Impairments

Vision impairment means that your eyesight cannot be corrected by glasses or lenses.  Conditions include: cataract,macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, glaucoma, retinitis pigamentosa and a condition related to stroke, hemianopia.

Your Care: Needs assessments

If you need some extra help to live independently at home, you may be able to get help from Newcastle City Council.