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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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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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
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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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