Charity (no. 1145373)

Newcastle Carers

"Supporting adults, children and young people who care for someone living in Newcastle upon Tyne"

Who We Help, Why We Help & the Difference It Makes

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.

We act as a hub for carers in Newcastle, offering information and support throughout the caring journey and aim to work with carers to improve their quality of life and to tackle the inequalities that they face.

“I most enjoyed the positivity and friendliness, sharing ideas and being introduced to new strategies”

Our Services Are

Free Low Cost Subsidised Charged Donation Appreciated

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What We Do

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 when you need it. Follow the links to find out more about what we do:

Information  and Advice

Contact our Carers Information Line - for free and confidential information and advice, Monday to Friday, 9am - 5pm. Tel: 0191 275 5060  SMS: 0787 410 0043 for one-to-one support.

Come along to one of our Drop-in Information and Advice Sessions for one-to-one support.

Carers Cafés -  We also hold Carer Cafés in Byker, the Outer West Customer Service Centre in West Denton, Gosforth Library and The Angelou Centre in Newcastle. These are safe spaces where you can drop-in for a coffee and a chat, meet people in similar situations and get information about your caring role.  See our What's On page for full details.

Caring for someone with mental health problems

Do you look after someone who experiences difficulties with their mental health? - We’re here to help. We can provide information including practical tips on caring for someone with mental health problems, as well as ways to take care of your own health and wellbeing. If you are caring for someone with mental health problems and would like to know more about how we can provide information, advice and support, please contact us

Caring for someone with dementia

Do you look after someone who has dementia? - We're here to help. We can provide information including practical tips on caring for someone with dementia, as well as ways to take care of your own health and wellbeing. If you are caring for someone with dementia and would like to know more about how we can provide information, advice and support, please contact us

Young Adult Carers

Our Young Adult Carer Worker, provides information and support to unpaid carers aged 18-25 who are looking after someone living in Newcastle. 

Visit our What's On page to see the activities we provide for young adult carers.

Watch our #WeCareToo animations - four short animations showing the real-life caring experiences of young adult carers.

Young Carers

Visit our Young Carers page to see the services on offer to children (under 18) who look after somebody in their family who is ill, disables, has mental health problems or is misusing drugs or alcohol.

Visit our What's On page to see the activities we provide for young carers.

One-to-One Support

We provide one-to-one support for carers in a number of different ways

Group Support

This short film shows how important it is to take time for yourself when you're a carer.  Coming along to one of our support groups can be a great way to do this.

Complementary Therapy

Being a carer can be rewarding but at times stressful and challenging. It can often be difficult finding time to yourself when you are a carer. We offer a Complementary Therapy service to carers who we feel would benefit from this to help them through a very stressful time in their caring role that is affecting their health and wellbeing.

Our Publications

We have a range of leaflets and flyers that you may find useful.

Computers

At Newcastle Carers Centre we have two computers available for carers to use. If you're familiar with a computer you're welcome to drop in and use them during our Centre opening hours.

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Volunteer

There are lots of ways you can get involved to support the work we do at Newcastle Carers.

Volunteer

Would you like to volunteer with us? Find out how here

Make your community carer friendly

Find out how here

Newcastle Carers Lottery

Play Newcastle Carers Lottery for your chance to win a cash prize and help raise money to support local carers at the same time… it’s a win, winEnter here

Use eBay for Charity

Fundraise for us by using eBay for Charity. More information here

Shop on line without it costing you any extra

Raise a free donation every time you shop online without costing you any extra! See how here

Cash for Carers

Help provide activities and events for local carers of all ages by donating to our Cash for Carers campaign

Fundraising

If you would like to fundraise for Newcastle Carers either through a sponsored activity like cycling or running, or if you are holding an event with proceeds from tickets sales or raffles going to Newcastle Carers, then please contact us. We can help you with your fundraising activity and provide you with sponsor forms and other materials.

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Additional Info

On the second Thursday of each month, 9am – 1pm, our Carers Information Line and Centre is closed for staff training.

Buses to/from Shields Road:
Go North East A3, 1, 11, 32, 32A
Stagecoach 12, 18, 22, 39, 40, 62, 63

Byker Metro: within 100 meters
Sat Nav Address: 137, NE6 1DN

Parking: there is 2 hour parking on minor roads at the back of the centre

For Professionals

We encourage all professionals who work with carers in Newcastle to contact us to find out about the services we provide to help and support carers.

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