Do you look after someone who is ill, disabled, has mental health problems or is misusing drugs or alcohol? If they could not manage without your help, and you are not employed to do this, then you are a carer.
You might be looking after someone close to you who needs help and support on a regular basis. Anyone can be a carer, at any time of their life.
Newcastle Carers support adults, children and young people who care for someone living in Newcastle upon Tyne. Their service is free, confidential and non-judgemental, helping you to find ways to make your situation easier. This includes:
- One-to-one information and support, groups and training, for adult and young adult carers
- Individual and group support for young carers, and advice for their family
- Information, advice and guidance – Carers Information Line (telephone), Information Hub (website), drop-in information & advice sessions
- Carer cafes and support groups
- Dementia Advice Centre – partnership between Newcastle Carers and Dementia Matters to provide support and information for people living with dementia, their families, friends and carers.
- Listening Link – telephone support service for carers in Newcastle
- Complementary therapy service
- Support for young carers – individual and group support for young carers (aged 5-18), as well as advice for their family
- Support for young adults – information and support for those aged 18-25
- Events and activities
Newcastle Carers is a designated Safe Place for people with learning disabilities.