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Carers & Young Carers

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Carer's Bulletin August 2018

Carer's Bulletin June 18

Carers information  Sunderland_carers_presentation.ppt


Durham - Young People and Childrens Network


If you are a parent or carer of a child or young person aged 0 - 25 with a speacila education need or disability (SEND) and your looking for something to do @Network' could be the answer  If your not a member join the Network at

Are You a Carer? or a Young Carer

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

If you are a patient in Sunderland we would suggest you first of all contact

Sunderland Carers Centre on 0191 5493768

Sunderland Carers' Centre

Thompson Park

Thompson Road



Answer-machine out of office hours

Fax: (0191) 549 5095

General Email:

Young Carers Email:

The Carers' Centre is open Monday - Friday 9am - 5pm.

Out of office hours by appointment

If you are a patient in the Durham area we would suggest you first of all contact 

Durham Carers Centre on 0300 0051213

Fax No: 01207 592847

TEXT:  07624 818 403

Chester Le Street
Bullion Hall
Bullion Lane
Chester Le Street
Co Durham

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.

  • Caring for a parent

    Watch this video on: caring for a parent at home

  • 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.

  • Housing and carers

    Do you know your tenancy rights as a carer? Are you aware of all your care at home options? Do you need tips on moving someone around the home?

Contact Carers Direct

0808 802 0202
Helpline Information
Office Hours
Lines are open 8am to 9pm Monday to Friday, 11am to 4pm at weekends. Calls are free from UK landlines.

Carers support groups

Finance and Law

Help claiming benefits, looking after your bank balance and understanding the legal issues of caring.

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