Peer Support Groups
You can often feel isolated as a result of your caring role and we understand how important it is to have access to emotional support and someone to talk to. We therefore deliver regular peer support groups across the borough of North Tyneside to allow you the opportunity to:
- Talk to other carers
- Exchange practical advice and share experiences
- Access ongoing emotional support
- Relax with a coffee and take some time out from caring
Because we understand how difficult it can be to access support for the first time, you will be greeted by a worker or volunteer who will make you feel welcome, offer you refreshments and introduce you to other carers. If you are unable to leave the person you care for to attend any of our groups, please contact the Centre and we will discuss the options available to you.
Our Support Groups
For all Carers:
Our general support groups are open to carers from all backgrounds. They take place at the following venues:
New Prospects, 38 South Parade, Whitley Bay on the second Thursday of every month, between 10:30am - 12:00pm.
Parkside House, Elton Street East, Wallsend on the third Friday of every month, between 10:30am - 12:00pm.
North Tyneside Carers' Centre on the first Friday and third Tuesday of every month, between 10:30am - 12:00pm.
For Male Carers:
Our Men's Group meets at various locations across North Tyneside, every first Wednesday or Thursday of the month. Details of the next activity will be announced in our newsletter, due out in January 2019.
White Swan Centre, Killingworth - A support group for carers of someone with Dementia is held at the on the second Tuesday of every month, between 10:30am - 12:00pm (Room 12).
Early Onset Dementia
Whitley Bay Comrades Club, 14 The Links - A support group for carers of someone with Early Onset Dementia is held on the last Tuesday of every month, between 1:30pm - 3:00pm.
North Tyneside Carers' Centre - Our support group for carers of someone with Autism is held on the third Thursday of every month, between 6:15 - 8:15pm.
Mental Health Carers' Group - Our support group for carers of someone with mental health issues is held on the 4th Thursday of every month (except during the month of February when it takes place on a Wednesday) between 6:00 - 8:00 pm, at the Carers' Centre.
Out and About
Out and About is our monthly meeting group which aims to give carers the chance to get together and socialise, share experiences and support each other in a relaxed environment. The group usually meets on the last Friday of the month and visits various venues across the region.
For information about Out and About group events, please contact Jacqui at the Centre. Booking is essential.
Please see the calendar below for upcoming peer support groups and other events at the Centre.
Text Reminder Service
If you would like to be reminded when and where the next peer support group is being held, please contact the Carers’ Centre with your mobile number and we will include you in this free service. Your mobile number will be confidential and will not be passed on to anyone else or used for any other purpose.
If you would like to find out more about any of our peer support groups, please contact the Centre on:
(0191) 643 2298.
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External Support Groups:
Direct Payments Support Group for Carers and Parents:
Direct Payments are made to people who have been assessed as having social care needs and are eligible for council funded support. Instead of the council arranging services for you, they will pay money into a pre-paid current account for you to buy the support you need in the way that you choose.
Aims of the Working Group:
- To offer peer support and information about the benefits of Direct Payments or the process associated with it
- To provide a platform for people to share their own experiences, or represent the views of the wider community
- To ensure that the service reflects the needs of the people who use it
- Enable people to share good practice and raise areas of concern
- Give ideas and suggestions on how services could be improved
Meetings are held quarterly, from 10.30 am - 12 Noon at:
Linskill Centre, Linskill Terrace, North Shields. NE30 2AY.
For further details or to book a place please contact Paula Peart on:
0191 2954 233 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
For further inormation on the Community and Health Care Forum, which is based at:
205 Park Road,Wallsend, NE28 7NL visit: