Things to do at home

During Covid-19 we all learned how to do things differently when we couldn’t get out to meet in person, we also know that sometimes carers struggle to get out of the house to attend groups or social activities due to their caring responsibilities.

The Carers’ Centre is always there to listen and advice if you are unable to meet in person. Our Advice Line (0191 643 2298) and we are open:

  • Monday to Wednesday 10am – 4pm
  • Thursday 1pm – 4pm
  • Friday 10am – 4pm

You can also contact us by email at or use our new Live Chat facility which you can find at the bottom left of each page.

We’ve collated a list of activities for you to try at home, and to have on hand should we experience times of isolation in the future:

Arts and Crafts

Proggy Mat

Pots and Planters

Hedgehog Book

Fabric Basket

DIY Pampering

Health and Exercise


Regular Pilates can improve posture, muscle tone, balance and joint mobility, as well as relieve stress and tension.  Try this gentle workout recorded specially for carers by local tutor, Claire Heslop.

Fun with the family

Scavenger Hunt