What We Do
At North Tyneside Carers’ Centre, we offer various support to young carers, including:
- Practical and emotional support to young carers and their families around their role as a carer
- A much needed break and the opportunity to relax with their friends
- Opportunities to work on social action projects that can bring about positive change in both their own lives and the lives of others.
Our Family Support Workers work with young carers and their families to provide practical and emotional support.
We also have a Breaks and Activities Worker and a team of Sessional Workers that help young carers to take a break from caring, explore new activities and make friends with other young people who are in a carer role.
Our Social Action team offer young carers the opportunity to share their views and influence change for young carers. These projects are designed by young carers themselves.
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If you are a young carer or a family member in need of support, please contact the Young Carers’ Project team who will talk to you about your situation on (0191) 643 2298.
If you a professional working with a young carer and would like more information, please call us on (0191) 643 2298. To refer a young carer click here.
Young Carers’ Link Worker – collaboration with North Tyneside Council
North Tyneside Council is committed to ensuring that young carers’ identified in the borough are offered a Young Carers’ Needs Assessment and an annual review of their support plan. To support this process, in 2019, the local authority collaborated with North Tyneside Carers’ Centre to create the new post of Young Carers’ Link Worker.
The Young Carers’ Link Worker provides ongoing training and support to local authority staff such as Social Workers, Family Partners and school staff, to ensure they have the necessary skills to identify young carers and complete statutory Young Carers’ Needs Assessments. Once assessments are complete, the Link Worker quality assures the plans for young carers and ensures that annual reviews take place. The overall aim of the collaboration is to help young carers to thrive and access the best available support where they need it.