Working for Carers

Are you an unpaid carer in Newcastle, North Tyneside, or Northumberland? Are you struggling to balance your caring responsibilities with work? 

You are not alone.  

 Every day, 600 people leave work to care for someone (Carers UK). Balancing work and caring for someone can be a real challenge. You might feel overwhelmed and stressed due to your caring responsibilities – and have extra needs.  

North Tyneside Carers’ Centre, Newcastle Carers, and Carers Northumberland are working together to deliver the Working for Carers project – specialised support to unpaid carers aged 16 and above who wish to return to work or those already employed to maintain and advance in their careers.   

This project is funded by the Government’s UK Shared Prosperity Fund through the North of Tyne Combined Authority and is now administered by the North East Combined Authority.  

We’re here to help

Thank you for the support you have provided, it has been incredibly helpful. I feel a lot more confident about trying to get a job in the future.Young adult carer

You may be looking to return to work after some time away to care for someone. You may be thinking about giving up work because of your caring responsibilities. Whether looking for work, trying to maintain your current job, or hoping to advance in your career, we’re here to listen and support you.  

 Our friendly team can provide flexible and tailored support to help you to: 

  • Identify and overcome any barriers to maintaining your current job or finding new employment opportunities. 
  • Identify and support you to access training, education or volunteering. 
  • Pursue your employment goals by confidence and aspiration building and skills development. 
  • Access benefits and legal advice through our Benefits and Legal Advice Worker. 
  • Our service works across the North of Tyne area – North Tyneside, Newcastle and Northumberland–fully accessible to support you in the most flexible way possible. 

Our service works across the North of Tyne area – North Tyneside, Newcastle and Northumberland–fully accessible to support you in the most flexible way.

We also work with employers  

We work with employers across the North of Tyne area to create carer-friendly workplaces. We identify opportunities to improve employment, training and volunteering opportunities for carers. We work with employers to understand carers’ needs, recognise the range of skills that carers develop through their caring role, and support carers returning to work. 

We can offer one-to-one support directly in your workplace, removing barriers to access support and making it easier for you. If you want to arrange for one of our workers to come to your place of work, get in touch with us.

Contact us today 

Whether you’re looking to maintain your employment, find a new job, or access training or education, we’re here to support you every step of the way.

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