We encourage all professionals who provide services to, or have an interest in carers’ issues in Newcastle to contact the Carers Centre.
We can also provide meeting space for professionals to meet with carers, please contact the Centre to enquire about booking a room.
Personal Budgets/Self-Directed Support Course
Carers Centre Newcastle offers personal budgets training to carers, to find out more please see our Training and support to care section of the website. Here you will also find a great video produced by the Carers Trust on the benefits of personalisation training being offered to carers.
Training and Invitations to Talk
We are happy to come along to a meeting or event to give a talk about carers and the work of the Carers Centre. We are also available to provide training to professionals about carers and support for carers. There may be a small fee for providing training.
Contact the Centre if you would like to find out more information.
The Carers Centre produces a regular eBulletin for professionals. This eBulletin is distributed only through email and will provide links to issues and news relevant to service providers.
If you are a part of an organisation that provides services to carers, or if you have an interest in carers news and issues in Newcastle, please contact Leigh at the Centre to have your details added to the eBulletin distribution list.
You can also email Leigh if you are interested in receiving our quarterly newsletter by email.
Referrals to the Carers Centre
Carers Centre Newcastle welcomes referrals from other voluntary sector, health and social care organisations. If you are currently supporting someone you believe to be a carer, please download the referral form below and email it to: email@example.com
Would you like to learn more about the work of the Centre?
‘Carer Awareness for Professionals’
Every month Carers Centre Newcastle runs a session for professionals who would like to learn more about our services.
The sessions are usually run 10:30am -11:30am on the first Tuesday of every month. Please see the dates below for 2013:
- Tuesday 8 January
- Tuesday 5 February
- Tuesday 5 March
- Tuesday 9 April
- Tuesday 7 May
If you are interested in attending a session you must call the Centre and book as places are limited.
Sunderland Carers Centre has produced a dvd for Carers Awareness for Professionals, you can access the videos on their Youtube channel *Sunderland Carers* or contact us for a dvd.
Here’s a clip from the dvd about ‘Carers and their health’ -
Research and carers
Carers Centre Newcastle is committed to providing high quality services to carers, and recognises that this can involve conducting research. We believe that best practice involves stakeholders in research from project inception stage to dissemination and implementation.
Carers Centre Newcastle is keen to be involved in research that directly relates to and benefits carers, and to support carers to be involved in research where appropriate. As a charitable organisation, we ask that any staff involvement and resources are fully costed into research budgets wherever possible. Without this, we are generally only able to give limited support.
If you are a researcher interested in involving Carers Centre Newcastle in your research, we would very much like to hear from you. Please contact Rachel Parsons, our Training and Development Manager, to discuss.
- Carers and the Welfare Reform Act
- Your Human Rights: A pocket guide for carers
- Carers’ Hub
- National Carers Strategy (England), 2008-2018
- Newcastle Carers Strategy and Action Plan
- Royal College of GPs
- Supporting Carers: An action guide for general practitioners and their teams
Please visit the Carers Trust – Professionals website for more information.