Updated on 22nd March 2018 at 8:00 am




Carers Northumberland

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:

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