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Help for Carers

Do you look after, or help to look after a relative?

What is a Carer?

A Carer is anyone who cares, unpaid, for a friend or family member who due to illness, disability, a mental health problem or addiction cannot cope without their support.  

The duties of a Carer

Just as the reasons why someone becomes a carer vary greatly, the variety of tasks that a carer fulfills is also diverse, and can include: practical household task, personal care and emotional support. 

At times this can be quite a challenge and it may be having an impact on your life: you may have financial problems, you may feel lonely and isolated and worried about the person you are looking after.

Gateshead Carers offers confidential support and advice, including help with benefits and training, that all carers can access - more information can be found at:

0191 4900121

Our Care Navigators can also provide support for carers to help coordinate your relative's care and health needs.

Some recent feedback from one of our patients who cares for her mum:

"The whole family has benefited from the support provided - Lisa is totally dedicated to her role"