Coronavirus (COVID-19) and North Tyneside Carers’ Centre

Further to the advice received from central government on the 16th March 2020, that everyone in the UK should avoid “non essential” travel and contact with others: North Tyneside Carers’ Centre has taken the decision to suspend all face to face appointments or meetings until further notice.

This includes:

  • One-to-one appointments at the Centre
  • Home/community visits
  • Monthly peer support groups
  • Social groups
  • Training
  • Young carers breaks and activities

The safety of carers who access our services, their families and friends, our staff and volunteer team is paramount. Our Advice Line (0191 643 2298) will be open as usual for carers who need information, advice and support:

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

You can also contact us by email at

We understand coronavirus (COVID-19) is a cause for concern for carers and therefore advise any carer who needs support to contact us on the telephone number above.

The situation regarding coronavirus (COVID-19) is changing on a daily basis, therefore we will provide updates through our social media channels (Facebook and Twitter) and on the News section of our website.

If you are worried that you or someone you look after may be at risk of coronavirus (COVID-19), NHS 111 can offer direct guidance online: coronavirus helpline. You can also call 111, letting them know that you are a carer.

Carers UK has guidance about coronavirus (COVID-19) and being prepared. See the Mental Health Foundation useful information about Looking after your your mental health during the coronavirus outbreak For official advice and guidance on coronavirus (COVID-19) visit GOV.UK