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Are You a Carer?

If you are please let us know - we may be able to help you

There is a wealth of information on NHS Choices about carers and caring. Below are some links into the site that we hope you will find useful.

  • Young Carers

    A charitable, voluntary organisation and we offer a free support service to young carers who are aged between 5 and 17 and live in Gateshead. The services offered will depend on the age and individual needs of each young carer


  • Older Carers

    Our dedicated team of Carer Support Workers are here to listen and help make life easier for adult carers in Gateshead. So whether you are a carer, you work with carers or you employ someone who is a carer… please get in touch to see how we can support you.

  • Telling people

    Caring responsibilities can make it difficult to maintain friendships or develop new ones. Telling your friends you're a Carer is important so they understand and can support you.

  • Taking a break

    Caring for someone can be a full-time job, but it's essential that you take time out for yourself too. Read our guide to accessing breaks and respite.

  • Benefits for carers

    Directing carers to the benefits that can help them in their caring role

  • Benefits for the person you care for

    Advice and information on helping the person you look after get the benefits that they are entitled to

  • Death and benefits

    How your benefits maybe affected after the death of the person you look after and what happens to their benefits

  • Managing someone's legal affairs

    Advice for when carers find they have to take over the legal affairs of the person they are looking after

  • Other benefits

    Advice for carers and the people they are looking after on claiming a whole host of other benefits unrelated to their disability or caring

  • Personal and household finance

    Advice on keeping a tight rein on household and personal finance for carers

  • Social fund


    Universal Credit

    Universal Credit is a means-tested benefit for people of working-age who are on a low income. Whether you can claim Universal Credit depends on your personal circumstances.

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