Number of unpaid carers aged 80 and over has risen by one quarter

Nearly a million people over the age of 80 are acting as unpaid carers, up a quarter in a decade, Age UK has revealed. The charity accused the Government of “exploiting” the goodwill of elderly carers by “failing to sort out” the social care system. Boris Johnson has pledged to “fix

Spare a thought for carers and the cared for this Christmas

While we all enjoy a well deserved break over Christmas and new year, North Tyneside Carers’ Centre asks you to spare a thought for the inspiring carers that are so often overlooked at this time of year. Unpaid carers too will be working relentlessly to ensure vulnerable family, friends and

Christmas cheer for young carers thanks to festive donations

More than 80 bags filled with festive gifts have been donated to young carers across North Tyneside. Gifts were donated by staff from Sage and customers from The Village Hotel, which were delivered to 114 families over the Christmas period. These donations helped to reduce the stress faced by many
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Young carers feel responsible for giving their family a good Christmas

Source: Action For Children Nearly half of young carers feel responsible for giving their family a good Christmas, according to a new survey released by leading charity Action for Children. While other children and young people spend their time enjoying the Christmas festivities and a break from school, hundreds of thousands
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Free Sight Tests for Universal Credit Claimants

Source: VODA Universal Credit and other benefits are now being managed on-line. Applicants for benefits require a computer and internet access, and be able to see the screen clearly and comfortably. It is reported that some people are struggling to see during their claims process and are as a consequence