Newcastle Carers

What does it do?

A carer is someone of any age who provides unpaid support to family or friends who could not manage without this help. This could be caring for a relative, partner or friend who is ill, frail, disabled or has mental health or substance misuse problems.

Carers may even be juggling paid work with their unpaid caring responsibilities at home. The term carer should not be confused with a care worker, or care assistant, who receives payment for looking after someone.

If you are a carer, your local Carers’ Centre may be able to help make things easier for you. Each centre delivers a wide range of local support services to meet the needs of carers in its community. These range from support services catered to the carer, the needs of the person you care for and the services your council may provide. 

Carers have different needs and centres can assist you in information regarding health issues, entitlements, mobility, grants for holidays, equipment and support.

Newcastle Carers provide a range of services to support unpaid carers living in Newcastle. Our services include:

- Information, advice & guidance 

- Advocacy & mediation

- Carers groups & activities

- One to one carer support

- Complimentary therapies

- Counselling 

- Training

- Opportunities to have your say

Who it is for?

Carers in the Necastle area.

Where it is available?

Local service (Newcastle upon Tyne).

What it costs:

The service is free of charge.

How to access or apply for it:

See contact details above
Opening hours:

The Centre is open to call in: Monday - Friday, 10am - 4pm


Info last updated:

135 - 139 Shields Road, Byker, Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear, NE6 1DN