Carers Centre Newcastle is a independently registered charity working citywide to provide dedicated support and information. We provide services on a universal offer approach: inclusion; identification; outreach; and tailored information and advice and are a hub for carers in Newcastle.
Our services are available for any carer who lives in Newcastle or who cares for someone living in Newcastle. Support is also available for former carers who have received our services whilst being a carer.
As well as being an information and support service for carers, Carers Centre Newcastle works with local organisations to develop better support services for carers and recognition of their important role. The Centre is a member of the Newcastle Carers Strategy, a multi disciplinary group to implement the Newcastle Carers Action Plan in the city. The group is made up of carers, Newcastle City Council Adult Services, voluntary organisations and health services. Work on the Action Plan is driven and put in to action by the Newcastle Carers Strategy Implementation Group by:
Carrying out the actions;
Working with other colleagues, teams and organisation; and,
Creating working groups to carry out certain areas of the Action Plan.
The Implementation Group reports to a Carers Strategic Group that meets quarterly, to provide support and direction.
We also work to help carers support each other and to give carers a voice, for example, through participation in consultation events.
The Carers Trust (formerly Princess Royal Trust for Carers), the UK’S largest provider of carers support services, carries out research and development and works to influence national, regional and local policies to improve the lives of carers. As a member of this network, Carers Centre Newcastle represents the needs of carers in the city and raises their concerns and issues nationally. The Centre is also an affiliated member of Carers UK.
We are a Network Partner of the Carers Trust