Carers' Network

The network aims to provide a space for members to meet up every two months. Meetings are very informal and you can choose to share as much or as little information about your situation as you choose. They are a good opportunity to ask questions - things you've been wondering about but didn't really know who to ask. For example, what is the Direct Payment Support Service?

Who is a carer?

You are a carer if you provide care and support to a relative, partner, child, friend or neighbour who has a disability, health condition, is frail due to old age or is finding it hard to cope for other reasons.

Signing up to the network

There is a mailing list where members can post questions or circulate information and resources. You can join or leave the mailing list at any time. If you would like to sign up to the mailing list, please complete this form: Mailing List Form.

Forthcoming meetings

To be confirmed.


Carers centre Newcastle

Gateshead Crossroads

Gateshead's support for adult carers

Durham Carers Centre


Northumberland Carers' guide (PDF, 2.09MB)

North Tyneside Carers Centre

Power of Attorney

Princess Royal Trust for Carers

South Tyneside Carers info sources

Sunderland Carers Centre