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

  • Golden Guide 2019

    • Friday, 1st February 2019

    LOOK OUT! The Golden Guide for Over 50s is out again! This popular FREE guide for Northumberland is well known for information on activities, clubs and social groups across Northumberland.  Readers also discover how to find expert advice on their health, their home, their care and their money. New...

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  • Northumberland Youth Link

    • Thursday, 31st January 2019

    Northumberland Youth Link is a project delivered by the local charity Children North East. They are currently recruiting and train peer mentor volunteers aged between 17-25 to provide one to one support to young people, aged 11 to 18, within their local community. Mentors meet with their matched you...

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  • New guide aims to improve toilet provision for disabled people

    • Thursday, 13th December 2018

    Disabled people in Northumberland could benefit from a new guide that aims to encourage organisations to make their toilets more accessible and available for people to use. The guide has been produced by researchers at Newcastle University, who worked with Carers Northumberland. It is aimed at bus...

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  • ''Nowhere to Go'' Workshop

    • Monday, 10th December 2018

    Marking National Carers Day and the UN International Day of Persons with Disabilities this workshop aims to create greater dialogue between disabled people and their carers, community organisations, local authorities, and public organisations about the contemporary challenges accessing appropriate p...

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