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Carers Week Events

The theme of Carers Week is, “Putting Carers on the Map” and beginning Monday 10th June we will launch events and activities in North Tyneside to recognise and applaud the
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Carer’s Leave Begins on 6th April!

We are nearly there. After years of campaigning, on the 6th of April 2 million employees with unpaid caring responsibilities will be able to take up to five days of
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Helping Other Carers through the Forum

Are you an adult carer registered with our service who is passionate about making life better for carers like you? North Tyneside Carers’ Centre would love to hear from you!
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Coby becomes Young Mayor!

We are delighted to salute Coby Black on his election to the post of Young Mayor of North Tyneside! Coby was selected by his peers to represent them as the
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Young Carer Ruby wins Young Leader Award

We are so happy to share the good news that Ruby who is a young carer at the centre, has won the Young Leader Award prize at Newcastle United Foundation’s
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February 24 News

It’s the February News for unpaid and family carers in North Tyneside. Find support, useful info and inspiration here! February News
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Young Carers Action Day

To celebrate Young Carers Action Day on March 13 we have invited a whole bunch of community services and groups to showcase their activities and clubs to young carers. We
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Information Sessions to Inform and Empower

We want to share our upcoming information sessions, designed for unpaid or family carers in North Tyneside: There will be sessions to help carers of people with mental health issues,
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A night at the Theatre

Need a night out? We have free tickets available for you and a guest to attend an acclaimed comedy-drama bursting with laughs, heartbreak, and a real quiz that requires you
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Good New Year’s News for Carers

It is lovely to start the new year with some good news; it has been announced that the Carer’s Leave Act 2023 Act becomes law on the 6th of April 2024!
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Carers into Work Works

Our Carers Into Work Project (formerly the Return to Work Project) has had a wonderful year continuing to support unpaid carers of working age across the North of Tyne to
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Christmas Help Guide for Carers

Christmas can be the best time of the year but it can also be stressful and tiring, especially if your caring role doesn’t stop when everyone else goes on holiday.
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Join the Council’s Budget Consultation

Every year the Council sets its budget and this affects everyone who lives in North Tyneside. Take a look at this short video     
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Christmas Opening Hours 2023

Everyone at North Tyneside Carers’ Centre wishes you, and those close to you, a restful and rejuvenating festive break. North Tyneside Carers will close at 4.00 pm on Friday 22nd
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Warm Spaces Open to Everyone this Winter

This winter there will be more than 40 warm spaces open to all people in North Tyneside. Warm welcome spaces are located across the area and residents are invited to
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Inquiry into young carers reveals devastating impact on life opportunities

MPs have just released a worrying report on the lives of young carers and young adult carers. They discovered: 15000 children cared for family members for more than 50 hours
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Carers Rights Day Alert

Carers Rights Day is about giving carers the information and assistance to confidently ask for what they need and take action when their rights are being overlooked. Grab the opportunity
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Get on board with North Tyneside Carers’ Centre: we are recruiting trustees.

Are you passionate about improving identification and support for unpaid carers? Do you want to make a difference in North Tyneside? Can you commit four voluntary hours per month? North
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A New Helping Hand for Carers

Over half of all UK households now own a voice assistant like an Alexa. Whilst these nifty little devices may be common, people may not realise just how helpful they
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Great News for Carers Into Work

We are so pleased to announce that our Carers Into Work Project has been extended until March 2024! Funded by North of Tyne Combined Authority, this Project provides support to
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Young Carers help make safeguarding film

Congratulations to our young carers for helping to make this important and brilliantly designed film about Safeguarding. It’s a tough subject but who better to explain where you can go
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New Rights for Carers!

On May 24, the Carers’ Leave Act became law and changed the working lives of carers who are also in employment.  The new law helps working carers remain in work
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When carers need support, it has to be local

In this year’s Carers’ Survey, carers told us they wanted support to be close to home where they live and they care for someone. The charity faced a decision, where
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North Tyneside Carers’ Survey Findings

As part of the events to mark Carers Week, Healthwatch North Tyneside has shared the results of the ‘Caring in North Tyneside in 2022’ survey. 681 carers took time to
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End of Life Caring in North Tyneside Q & A

Death and dying affects us all. The pandemic brought home the challenges carers faced supporting their loved ones through end-of-life care. North Tyneside Carers’ Centre has teamed up with Palliative
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Celebrate Carers Week 23

Unpaid carers are the unrecognised heroes who save the NHS and social care from being overwhelmed everyday. On 5 June to 11 June we celebrate and say Thank You Carers!
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Upcycling Furniture-Get your new skills here

Upcycling Furniture Course Would you like to acquire some new skills? Learn how to transform an old piece of furniture into a stylish addition to your home?
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Caring for Carers in North Tyneside Conference for Professionals

Tuesday, 6 June 2023, 9.30 – 4pm at the Linskill Centre, North Shields.
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Useful guide for carers to spot declining health

Looking after someone with significant care needs can be stressful, especially if you feel you don’t know how what signs of ill health to look out for. The Significant Care
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Northumbria NHS Seeks Public Partners

Are you passionate about improving patient experience and reducing health inequalities in your local area? If you have an interest in representing communities to help shape local services, Northumbria NHS
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A Playlist 4 Life?

Creating a unique playlist of meaningful songs to help someone with dementia and their carer These monthly sessions will help create a list of songs and tunes that provide happiness,
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We wish you a a great Christmas and we will see you in 2023

The Centre wishes everyone a super Christmas and a brilliant 2023. We will be away from 4 pm on Friday 23 December to 9 am Tuesday 3 January. If you
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New survey launched – tell us about your experiences as an unpaid carer in 2022

If you are a carer in North Tyneside, we want to hear from you. Tell us about your experiences as a carer in 2022 to help improve carers support and
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Thank you for making Carers Rights Day special

Big thank you to all the carers, volunteers, speakers and staff who made Carers Rights Day a memorable success. It was the biggest turn out since lockdown and everybody felt
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Trustee Opportunities

• Would you like to help improve the quality of life for carers in North Tyneside? • Are you passionate about ensuring that the voices of carers are heard? •
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Carers Rights Day 2022: 24th November

Thursday 24th November is the day of the year when we focus on our rights as carers. Get informed on changes and new opportunities that could make a difference.
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Preparing for caring at the end of life.

Beginning Wednesday 12 October, the Centre will be hosting a series of talks and events with Marie Curie to provide useful information to carers who are looking after someone who
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Will working carers gain right to leave?

We have positive news to share with you as the Carers Leave Bill begins its journey through parliament on Friday 9 September. If MP’s pass the bill and it becomes
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Government says how energy rebate will work

There has been an unprecedented rise in household energy bills with the average October 2021 annual bill of £1400 predicted to rise to £3650 by January 2023. The Government’s Energy
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North Tyneside Carers Partnership Board Update

North Tyneside Carers’ Partnership Board is responsible for raising awareness of carers issues and improving health and social care services in North Tyneside for carers. The board’s membership includes decision
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Supporting Someone WIth Dementia Programme

We are excited to announce our new programme of free training sessions for adult carers who are caring for a loved one with dementia. Carers can choose which sessions meets
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Do You Have Something to Say About Hospital Discharge?

Carers experiences of hospital discharge – would you be interested in sharing your views with researchers at Northumbria University? Yes – read on! VONNE (Voluntary Organisations’ Network North East) has
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North Tyneside Carers Friendly Practice Award Scheme

During consultations with carers about North Tyneside Carers Strategy, GP practices were identified as a priority to improve identification of and support for carers.  Tyneside Clinical Commissioning Group, the Carers’
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Carers Week 2022

Carers Week is an annual campaign to raise awareness of caring and highlight the challenges unpaid carers face. The week of events and activities that take place up and down
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May – July Training for Carers

We have a range of training and information sessions coming up during May, June and July. We are now holding all of our training sessions for carers face to face.
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Caring for Caring in North Tyneside – Conference for Professionals – Wednesday 8th June 2022 from 9:45am – 3pm

Caring for Caring in North Tyneside – Conference for Professionals Wednesday 8th June 2022 from 9:45am – 3pm North Tyneside Carers Partnership Board has organised a conference during national Carers
Young Carers

Young Carers Survey – Have Your Say to Help Shape Support for Young Carers in the Future

Caring during the pandemic has been challenging for lots of young carers. We want to hear from you about:  Your experiences during the last 2 years  What support would help
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Top tips for exam prep…

Many young carers in doing their GCSE’s, A levels or studying at college are starting to think about and revise for exams as exam season is just around the corner.
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Referring Young Carers to the service

  Young carers can access support with their caring responsibilities and to have a break as a professional by carrying out a young carers needs assessment and referring them to
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Supporting Carers with Training Sessions

Last year we delivered 59 sessions to carers. In total, 135 carers attended sessions to improve their knowledge, skills or confidence in their caring role.  We always aim to ensure
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New Activities for Carers

Of course You’re Worth It  New wellbeing “of course you’re worth it sessions”, supported by North Tyneside Recovery college, take place on Friday 25th February, 4th March and 11th March
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Do you feel lonely or isolated? An opportunity to have your say

We understand that caring for someone can be difficult, especially during a pandemic. It can leave you feeling alone. The Carers Community Link Workers at North Tyneside Carers’ Centre support
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A Return to Work Success Story

Are a carer looking to find that next employment or training opportunity, but don’t know where to start? Our Return to Work Project is here to guide you every step
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Training for Carers

We have a range of training and information sessions coming up during February and March. Where it is not possible to deliver the session face to face due to Covid
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Supporting GP practices to support carers

The 2011 Census identified 22,208 adult carers in North Tyneside and it was estimated that there were up to 7,000 young carers living in the Borough. However, research in 2018
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Introducing the Young Carers Service

The Young Carers Service is a team made up of professionals with backgrounds in Social Work, Youth Work and Teaching, who enable young carers to have a break from their
Carers Stories, News

Connecting Lonely and Isolated Carers

Many carers have experienced loneliness and a sense of isolation during the Covid-19 pandemic. This can have a huge impact on an individual’s mental health and wellbeing. North Tyneside Carers’
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Social Action: Sharing Your Experiences

Last term both primary and secondary age young carers got together to form two six week Social Action Projects. The aim of the projects was to explore young carers experiences
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Training and Development Coordinator

Part-time 32 hours per week. £24,799 (pro rata) North Tyneside Carers’ Centre has a well-established reputation for offering high quality practical and emotional support to unpaid carers.  We are looking
Young Carers

Young Carers Speak at Headteachers Conference

Last month two young carers, Amy, in Year 9 and Ruby, in Year 7, spoke online at the North Tyneside Head teachers conference. The head teachers conference takes place every
Young Carers

Carers Rights Day: Do You Know Your Rights?

Did you know as young carers you have rights? Have you heard about the UN convention of The Rights of the Child? Did you know that article 12 says you
Carers Stories

World Mental Health Day 2021

One in four of us will experience a mental health problem at some time in our lives. So statistically, either you or your friends, family or someone you care for
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Top tips for starting secondary school!

Are you going into year 7 this September? Do you worry about being in a big school, making friends and how your caring responsibilities will affect school work. You might
Carers Stories, News

Introducing the Adult Carers Forum: Representing the views of carers

Your voice matters to us and in our previous newsletter you will have read about the Adult Carers Forum and how you can get involved. We will introduce the forum
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Carers Week in North Tyneside: Making Carers Visible

This year has been particularly challenging for carers, as responsibilities and caring roles have increased and new carers have been identified. According to Carers UK 4.5 million people became unpaid
Carers Stories

My Journey: An adult carers story, written by a North Tyneside carer

My Journey with North Tyneside carers began many years ago before they were fully developed into the organisation of the present today. Way back in the day excellent support and
Carers Stories, Success stories, Young Carers

Why the Carers’ Centre is important to me: A blog post written by Niamh, a young adult carer

  Carers’ centres all over the country support young carers in many kinds of situations and circumstances but especially to help them deal with their mental health and well-being which
Carers Stories, News

Adult Carers Forum; representing the views of carers

It is important carers have a platform within the Carers’ Centre, that you are listened to and are able to have your voices heard. Everything we do requires feedback, guidance
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North Tyneside Carers’ Centre support carers to receive Covid vaccinations

Since February 2021, the Carers’ Centre has worked closely with the Clinical Commissioning Group, Primary Care Networks and North Tyneside Council to support carers between 16 – 65 years to
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Adult Carers Survey 2021

We are working with Healthwatch, on behalf of the Carers Partnership Board to understand your experiences of caring during the pandemic. We will share your feedback with key decision makers
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Do you care? A workshop for professionals about carers and employability

During Carers Week 2021 Newcastle Carers, North Tyneside Carers Centre and Carers Northumberland are inviting employability support services, employers and businesses across the community to recognise the vital contribution made
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Carers Survey 2021

We are working with Healthwatch, on behalf of the Carers Partnership Board to understand your experiences of caring during the pandemic. We will share your feedback with key decision makers
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Looking after your wellbeing as a carer

According to mental health charity Mind , one in four adults will experience a mental health condition at some time in their lives. This means you or someone close to
Carers Stories, News, Success stories, Young Carers

Pandemic online sessions a hit for young carers

                    This year has been challenging for most of us, and young carers are no exception as the pandemic meant they started
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Carer supported to achieve her aspirations

The Return to Work Project at North Tyneside Carers’ Centre aims to support carers back into the work place, offer advice while in work and guidance around progression opportunities. We
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Young Carers Social Action Project Explores Wellbeing during Covid-19

North Tyneside Carers’ Centres Social Action Projects support young carers to explore issues that matter to them, and develop creative youth led projects to raise awareness of these issues. Over
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Covid-19 and caring; What have we learned about Caring during the Covid-19 pandemic?

The last year has marked a change in history, how we navigate daily life, communicate with our loved ones, and maintain access to the support we need. It has been
Carers Stories, News, Young Carers

Young Carers Take Action to Review Statutory Young Carers Needs Assessments in North Tyneside

All young carers are entitled to, by law, a young carers needs assessment, carried out by a local authority professional. The assessment aims to understand the young carers caring role,
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Carers return to work

North Tyneside Carers’ Centre supports carers back into the workplace, or to secure that new training or education opportunity. Our return to work project has got off to a brilliant
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North Tyneside Carers’ Centre expands the team

We are delighted to welcome three new members of staff to the North Tyneside Carers’ Centre team this month, taking the total number of new staff who have joined us
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North Tyneside Carers’ Centre celebrates 25 years

It is with great pleasure that we invite carers to join us for a celebratory virtual afternoon tea on Tuesday 15th December at 4.30pm via Zoom to celebrate the Centre’s
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Coronavirus (COVID-19) and North Tyneside Carers’ Centre – Tuesday 1st December 2020 

It’s the beginning of a new month, one which is usually the most frantic yet eagerly-anticipated of the year. December 2020 will be one for the record books as residents
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Employability Courses – December 2020

Newcastle Carers, North Tyneside Carers’ Centre and Carers Northumberland are part of a project called Return to Work Carers, funded by North of Tyne Combined Authority. Return to Work Carers
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Celebrating Carers’ Rights Day 2020

Carers Rights Day is a national event that helps organisations involved with carers ensure that carers are aware of their rights. The day also aims to let carers know where
Carers Stories, News

Scam Awareness – Keeping Carers Safe

Trading Standards officers are seeing new types of face-to-face and online fraud on a “daily basis”, with fraudsters becoming increasingly confident and convincing at scamming members of the public, which
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What does being a Trustee of North Tyneside Carers’ Centre mean?

Alison is the current Chair of Trustees here at North Tyneside Carers’ Centre and has been involved with the Centre for six years. It’s easy to see someone’s name at
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Small Steps to Feeling Good

Residents across the borough will have recently received a booklet through their door with ideas on how to stay fit and healthy whilst we’re being asked to stay at home
Carers Stories

Life as a Trustee – Meet Paul

My name is Paul Waggott and I joined the Board of Trustees of the North Tyneside Carers Centre towards the end of 2016. I was a young carer from the
Carers Stories, News, Success stories

Getting Carers Into Work

Since joining the team in April 2020, Carers into Work Advisor Stirling has been working hard to support carers at various stages of their lives and caring journey to return
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North Tyneside Fire & Rescue – Health and Safety Guidance

North Tyneside Fire & Rescue Service have shared new guidance on fire safety and health and safety prevention. As part of this, Fire Safety staff can arrange a home visit
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Navigating life in North Tyneside during COVID-19

North Tyneside Council have produced a fantastic guide for residents called “Navigating life in North Tyneside during COVID-19” which shares advice, information and guidance for North Tyneside residents on adapting
News, Success stories, Young Carers

My Next Chapter – Erin’s Story

It feels like forever for young carer Erin since she was first introduced to North Tyneside Carers’ Centre aged 15 via a referral from the family’s social worker. After the
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Coronavirus Bullying in the Workplace: What Do I Do?

Reports in the media are showing that worryingly, workplace bullying is on the rise due to coronavirus fears. It’s not just rumours about people bringing Covid-19 into the workplace, which
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Coronavirus Self Isolation Payments

The government is providing funding for a new Test and Trace Support Payment scheme for people on low incomes who are unable to work while they are self-isolating and are
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Coronavirus FAQs: What can/can’t I do?

Blog post updated 02/10/20 We understand carers and their families might be feeling confused about what they can/can’t do right now as the North East is under “local lockdown” measures
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Signs You Could Be A Carer

Many people do not see themselves as family carers. Statistically, it takes two years for people to recognise themselves in this role. By this point, the carer is likely feeling
Carers Stories, News, Success stories, Young Carers

Carers’ Stories: Victoria

Victoria is 27 and is a Special Guardian to her 11 year old niece with emotional needs. She is also an unpaid, full time carer to her 67 year old
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North Tyneside Carers’ Centre moves premises

North Tyneside Carers’ Centre is moving premises from the YMCA building in North Shields to Saville Exchange, North Shields in Autumn 2020.  We’re delighted to share the news that North
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Coronavirus (COVID-19) and North Tyneside Carers’ Centre – Friday 24th July 2020

Coronavirus (COVID-19) and North Tyneside Carers’ Centre Friday 24th July 2020 We are very aware that as lockdown measures ease and businesses start to reopen, carers remain concerned about leaving
Carers Stories

Things I Wish I’d Known: Top Tips from Carers of People with Mental Health Problems

North Tyneside Carers’ Centre and Launchpad North Tyneside have collaborated over the last 18 months to co-facilitate the Mental Health Carer Forum – a space for carers, family members and
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Become a Centre Ambassador

We’re looking for carers to become Ambassadors for North Tyneside Carers’ Centre North Tyneside Carers’ Centre is an independent charity and the only generic carer support service in North Tyneside
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Carers’ Stories: David and Anne

All too often, carers easily become statistics. A hidden army working long into the night, working tirelessly, juggling jobs or childcare with the needs of the person they care for.
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Share your caring experiences during Coronavirus

Local NHS providers are planning how they can begin delivering more services again and are asking residents to fill in a survey with their experiences of COVID-19. This could be
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#ClappersforCarers – 30th June 2020

COVID-19 has hit carers exceptionally hard, with young carers struggling to get the respite they need at school and shop for the family, risking putting vulnerable members of their family
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Coronavirus (COVID-19) and North Tyneside Carers’ Centre – Monday 15th June 2020

Coronavirus (COVID-19) and North Tyneside Carers’ Centre Monday 15th June 2020 Last week was national Carers Week and our plans had to change dramatically as a result of Covid-19. The
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Creative Writing Competition Winners

It’s estimated that there are at least 700,000 young carers in the UK. Young carers may look after parents, siblings or other family members, and may handle a huge range
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Caring in Quarantine – Diary Entries

The first in our new series, we reached out to carers to record their thoughts and feelings about what life has been like during this unprecedented and stressful time. Caring
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Coronavirus (COVID-19) and North Tyneside Carers’ Centre Tuesday 19th May 2020

Coronavirus (COVID-19) and North Tyneside Carers’ Centre Tuesday 19th May 2020 Earlier today the Office for National Statistics (ONS) reported that almost 40,000 people have died with Covid-19 in England
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Talking About Mental Health – Where Do We Begin?

We all understand how important it is to take care of ourselves and get the most from life, but now, perhaps more than ever during these unprecedented times of living
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Coronavirus (COVID-19) and North Tyneside Carers’ Centre – Monday 11th May2020

Coronavirus (COVID-19) and North Tyneside Carers’ Centre – Monday 11th May 2020 Following Boris Johnson’s announcement last night, we recognise that many carers will feel confused and have more questions
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Online Training for Carers

Although our face to face training offer is on hold at the moment due to COVID-19 closing our offices; we are still continuing to provide free opportunities for carers via
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Coronavirus (COVID-19) and North Tyneside Carers’ Centre – Wednesday 22nd April

Coronavirus (COVID-19) and North Tyneside Carers’ Centre Wednesday 22nd April 2020 We recognise and are concerned that the longer lock down goes on, the more carers are struggling. Carers have
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Online Resources for Dementia Carers

From memory puzzles to traditional arcade games, The Health Innovation Network has produced a guide of online resources for those providing care for people with dementia. Particularly useful for lockdown
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Online Resources For Carers During Lockdown

The current situation is bringing a range of challenges to many of us and it can be very difficult, but by following guidance on social distancing, or staying at home,
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North Tyneside Carers’ Centre launches debut creative writing competition with award-winning judge

Having had to quickly tweak our services in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak, the team have been working hard behind the scenes to explore how we can deliver existing
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Coronavirus (COVID-19) and North Tyneside Carers’ Centre – Tuesday 7th April 2020

Coronavirus (COVID-19) and North Tyneside Carers’ Centre Tuesday 7th April 2020 As the number of people diagnosed with Coronavirus and the number of deaths continues to increase daily, I understand
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Easter Activities To Keep You Entertained

Staying home is the new going out this year, but that doesn’t mean we can’t have fun! Looking after the people close to you is a real priority for lots
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Coronavirus (COVID-19) and North Tyneside Carers’ Centre – Wednesday 1st April

Coronavirus (COVID-19) and North Tyneside Carers’ Centre Wednesday 1st April 2020 The team are keeping a close eye on the daily news briefings regarding the COVID-19 outbreak and how it
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5 Wellbeing Tips for Self Isolation and Social Distancing

Like you, we are keeping a close eye on the daily news briefings regarding the COVID-19 outbreak and how it might affect carers, family members and friends. The Carers’ Centre
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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update – Tuesday 24th March 2020

After the Prime Minister’s address to the nation last night about the country being placed under lock down, I want to reassure carers that we are doing everything we can
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Temporary building closures and postponements in North Tyneside

Paul Hanson, Chief Executive of North Tyneside Council, said: “Following the latest guidance from the Government on managing the coronavirus outbreak, we have taken the decision to close a number
Events, News, Young Carers

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’
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New digital training platform for the VCS

Source: VODA North Tyneside VODA are working in partnership with Northumberland CVA and Connected Voice (formerly Newcastle CVS) to develop a new digital training platform aimed at trustees, staff and
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State of Caring Survey 2020

Source: Carers UK The State of Caring Survey is the UK’s most comprehensive research into the lives and experience of carers. The 2020 survey is now open and will close
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Free e-learning programme boosts confidence and skills amongst unpaid carers

Source: Carers UK National charity Carers UK has launched its latest digital innovation for unpaid carers in a drive to recognise their valuable skills and experience. The interactive e-learning programme, Learning
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Young carers ‘average £12,000 of unpaid work a year’

Source: BBC Young carers spend an average of 25 hours a week looking after loved ones, new research suggests. Their unpaid work is the equivalent of £12,000 a year on
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Centre Strolls – Local easy walks for carers

Walking with others can turn exercise into an enjoyable social occasion. All of our walks and strolls are at an easy pace and designed for people of all abilities. Join
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Caring With Confidence – Five weekly sessions helping carers to support someone with dementia

North Tyneside Carers’ Centre is running free sessions which can help improve your knowledge about your loved ones’ condition and look at all aspects of the caring role you have
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Carers Invited To Attend First Aid Training With St John’s Ambulance

North Tyneside Carers’ Centre will be welcoming members of staff from St John’s Ambulance to deliver first aid training to carers. This session is designed to give carers the confidence
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Free Dementia Sessions at Wellspring Medical Practice

North Tyneside Carers’ Centre is running free sessions which can help improve your knowledge about your loved ones’ condition and look at all aspects of the caring role you have
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Training and Wellbeing Sessions For Mental Health Carers

North Tyneside Carers’ Centre is running free events to offer mental health carers a much needed break from their caring role. We are also offering training sessions, which can help
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Free Dementia Sessions at North Tyneside Carers’ Centre

North Tyneside Carers’ Centre are running free sessions which can help improve your knowledge about your loved ones’ condition and look at all aspects of the caring role you have
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How to Cope As a Young Carer

Young Carers are children and young people aged 5-18 who help to look after somebody in their family because that person has a disability, illness, mental health difficulty, or because
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Carers UK reacts to Joseph Rowntree report on poverty

Source: Carers UK Today the Joseph Rowntree Foundation has published its latest report on poverty, which shows as many as a quarter of unpaid carers in the UK are living
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Supporting carers at work is key priority – or risk an unmotivated workforce

Source: Bdaily News The number of employees that are balancing work life with caring responsibilities is growing, with 1 in 7 of the workforce, or 5 million of the population, identifying
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Ten Reasons to Take a Break From Caring

Over 6.5 million people in the UK are carers of a partner, child, or friend. Caring can be a physically and emotionally exhausting role, so It’s important to look after
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Carers invited to learn new skills at our Connecting Carers workshops

Improve your wellbeing – come and join us at our Connecting Carers’ sessions. Sessions are free of charge and will take place at various locations across North Tyneside.  They aim
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New ‘Happy to chat’ Scheme launched in North Tyneside

Source: VODA VODA is working in collaboration with Whitley Bay Big Local and members of the SIGN Network, to develop ‘Happy to Chat’ schemes across North Tyneside to help reduce loneliness and
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Amazing charity supports families whose lives have ‘exploded’ after a loved one’s suicide

A lifesaving charity which helps those bereaved by suicide will now be able to support people throughout the North East. If U Care Share, a charity dedicated to preventing suicide
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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”
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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
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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,
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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
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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
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Sharing Good Practice on Carers Rights Day

On Carers’ Rights Day we hosted a variety of workshops to provide information and examples of best practice to professionals who undertake Carers’ Assessments. The workshops were well attended with
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Carers UK Publish Manifesto Urging Government to Support Carers

Source: Carers UK Carers UK has published a manifesto for carers calling on all political parties to commit to improving the lives of the UK’s 6.5 million unpaid carers. The
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Government Announce Plans to Improve Autism Care and Support

Source: National Autistic Society The Government has announced plans which could improve the health and wellbeing of autistic people across England. The plans include: honouring their commitment to make sure all
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Public Health England Launch New Mental Health Resource

Public Health England and the NHS have launched Every Mind Matters, a new campaign focused on raising awareness of mental health and how people can take steps to look after
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Carers Invited to Attend ‘Between Worlds’ Performance at Northern Stage

Are you dealing with dementia or caring for someone with dementia? Would you relocate your family member with dementia to Thailand to receive adequate care? An original performance titled ‘Between
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Carers UK responds to new rate of Carer’s Allowance

Source: Carers UK The Secretary of State for Work and Pensions has today laid a Written Ministerial Statement in the House of Commons on changes to social security benefit and
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Carers Rights Day 2019: Information Sessions for Professionals

North Tyneside Carers’ Centre will be hosting workshops throughout Carers Rights Day targeted at professionals on Thursday, November 21. This Carers Rights Day, we hope to reach as many professionals
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Looking after someone? Know your rights.

Most of us will provide care at some point in our lives to ill or disabled loved ones. Whether caring affects your family gradually or suddenly, it is common to
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Millions of employees expected to leave jobs to provide care

New research published by Aviva suggests 2.6 million employees aged 45 and over expect to leave their jobs to care for a family member or partner. The research claims that
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Fifth fewer unpaid carers being supported by local authorities in England

22 October 2019 Source: Carers UK NHS Digital has today released 2018-19 data on Adult Social Care Spending in England, which includes support for those caring unpaid for adults. The data shows
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We’ve Launched Our New Website, Check Out Our New Look!

North Tyneside Carers’ Centre are delighted to announce the launch of our new website. Not only will this strengthen our digital presence, but it shall also provide us with a
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New Scheme Will Help People Return to Work After Career Gaps

A new project will support people who’ve had a long break from work, to care for family members for example, to take the first steps back into a career, and
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Seven Tips To Get The Most Out Of Your GP Appointment

Young carers routinely tell us that GPs can fail to recognise the health problems that arise from their caring role. Helping GPs to identify and support carers of all ages
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North Tyneside Carers’ Centre receives National Lottery funding

North Tyneside Carers’ Centre, is celebrating after being awarded almost £200,000 in National Lottery funding. These funds will enable us to continue supporting unpaid carers across North Tyneside, as well
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Third of unpaid carers would use a break from caring to see the doctor

Source: Carers UK Unpaid carers are unable to see a doctor because they can’t get a break from caring, according to damning new figures published by national charity Carers UK.  One in three carers looking after
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New Scheme Launched to Trace Missing Dementia Patients

The recently launched Herbert Protocol is a national scheme that encourages carers, family and friends to provide and put together useful information, which can then be used in the event
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Young Carers Get Their Message Across in Song

As part of our Young Carers Awareness Day, our young carers have produced two original songs in a bid to get across a very important message to young carers in
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