Newcastle Carers is the only organisation in Newcastle dedicated solely to supporting and representing adult carers. A carer provides unpaid care and support to a family member or friend who is ill, disabled or has mental health or substance misuse problems and who could not manage without their help and support. For example someone looking after a parent with dementia, looking after a partner who has suffered a stroke or has cancer, a child with a learning disability or life limiting condition or a brother who has suffered a head injury.
Newcastle Carers provides one-to-one support, advice and information, advocacy, training, complementary therapies, counselling, groups and activities for carers. These services are mainly provided from Newcastle Carers Centre.
Newcastle Carers has a much wider role than being a service provider for carers. We also enable carers to have choice and control in their lives and to have a voice, and we promote carers’ needs and issues at a strategic level. We work with local organisations across sectoral boundaries to develop better support services for carers and recognition of their vital role in the delivery of health and social care.
Our mission is to work with carers to improve the quality of their lives. Although many carers say they get great personal satisfaction, it can also be a very difficult and stressful role.
Newcastle Carers in the Newcastle Network Partner of Carers Trust.