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.
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...
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...
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...
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...