If you spend time looking after someone who depends on you because of physical or mental illness, disability, frailty or substance misuse, then Carers Northumberland is here to support you.

Carers Northumberland can help you look after your own needs so that you stay fit, healthy and better able to carry on caring. We encourage you to enjoy time for yourself too. We can also offer you:

  • Someone to listen to you when you need to talk.
  • Individual and group support.
  • Locally based staff who can meet with you personally.
  • Events in your area, e.g. relaxation days, learn new skills.
  • Access to money to help you do something away from  caring.
  • Peace of mind from the Carers Emergency Card Scheme.
  • Support when your caring role changes.
  • Information service, offering advice and information on caring issues.

Latest News

  • Carers Week 2018 - Spring Fair

    • Friday, 1st June 2018

    Tuesday  12th June Tynedale Farmers Market, (Hexham Mart) Hexham 10.15am –4.00pm Refreshments & Lunch provided   Guest speaker, Debra Dodds, Carer Lead from Northumbria Healthcare to open our day and an introduction to gentle movement from Soul Medicine. Therapies, quiz, workshops, crafts, baske...

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  • NHS England launches practical guides to help people with disabilities access GP online services

    • Wednesday, 13th September 2017

    Practical guides to help disabled patients to access GP online services have been published by NHS England today   Aimed at supporting people with sight loss, hearing loss, autism or learning disabilities, a series of new guides have been developed to help patients use GP services online such as boo...

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  • Local response to National Carers Survey

    • Thursday, 7th September 2017

    An informative insight into the experience of carers in Northumberland is now available to read online. The ‘Support for Carers in Northumberland’ report provides analysis of carers’ responses to the National Adult Carers’ Survey 2016. In Northumberland there are almost 36,000 people providing care...

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  • Concessionary Travel Campaign

    • Thursday, 24th August 2017

    Amanda Macdonald was a carer from a young age, caring for a family member with dementia, eplilepsy, diabetes and other conditions.  Having experienced the impact of caring for herself  Amanda has created a petition on change.org campaigning for free/concessionary travel for carers and would apprecia...

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