Celebrating 25 Years of Supporting Carers
North Tyneside Carers’ Centre is celebrating 25 years as a registered charity. Over the last quarter of a century we have worked with countless carers across North Tyneside and have grown our services to meet their needs.
Carers themselves began our journey back in 1994 by getting together because they wanted more support. They approached North Tyneside Council and a steering group was formed who contacted the Princess Royal Trust for Carers and secured their help to establish a base for carers in North Tyneside.
The Centre has continued to work with and listen to young and adult carers, and now offers a range of services and individually tailored support to help them with their caring role. This could include the chance to meet with other carers at one of our groups, specialist training to help them understand more about the condition of the person they care for and to look after their own health and wellbeing. However, one of the most important things we do is provide a listening ear to carers so they can talk through any issues associated with the demanding task of caring for someone.
The charity continues to go from strength-to-strength, with the introduction of 11 new members of staff since the beginning of 2019.
Claire Easton, Chief Executive at the Centre said: “As we reach this 25-year landmark, I’d like to say a huge thank you to carers in North Tyneside for the invaluable support they provide in our local communities. I also want to thank our brilliant team of staff and volunteers for their dedication and commitment.
I would like to thank all the funders and individuals who have helped us to support and reach out to more carers especially North Tyneside Council and the Clinical Commissioning Group, who we are working with to develop a whole system approach to supporting carers; Charitable Trusts including the National Lottery Community Fund, Children in Need, Comic Relief, The Henry Smith Charity and The Ballinger Charitable Trust.
I look forward to the next 25 years caring for carers in North Tyneside and ensuring they are recognised for the role they play in local communities. “