For information about Carers Northumberland, their latest newsletter and a list of groups and activities click here
If you require information on any aspect of caring for a friend or family member you can call Carers Northumberland on: 01670 320025
Are you a young carer?
A young carer is someone under 18 who helps look after someone in their family, or a friend, who is ill, disabled or misuses drugs or alcohol. On this website you will find information about being a young carer and where you can find support. Click here to access information from Northumberland Young Carers
Links and downloads Young carers may find useful are available here
Young Carers Project
Aged 5 – 18?
does someone in your family use drugs or alcohol?
Would you like someone to talk to confidentially?
call: 01670 500 150
The Carers Direct service is a programme to improve support for the region’s growing number of carers. It provides carers with a single and comprehensive online resource for carer specific information, including guidance on the different stages of caring, information for claiming benefits, advice for young carers and contact details for local authorities.
For more information about the Carers Direct service please visit: www.nhs.uk/carersdirect/Pages/CarersDirectHome.aspx
or ring The Carers Direct telephone helpline: 0808 802 02 02
CareAware Helpline tel: 08705 134925
for free advice and guidance on all aspects of funding care for older people
open 24 hours a day and 365 days a year.
The Stroke Association – (website)
Working for a world where there are fewer strokes and all those touched by stroke get the help they need.
Citizens Advice Bureau