Short Breaks for Adults Carers
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Short Breaks for Adult Carers

If you are over 18 and provide unpaid care for someone, we may be able to help you with our range of practical support services.

Young Carers and Young Adult Carers
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Young Carers & Young Adult Carers

If you are aged between 5 and 25 and help care for someone in your family, you may be a Young Carer.

Community Outreach Support
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Community Outreach Support

Caring can be difficult; however we are here to help and can offer practical support, information and advice to meet your own individual caring situation.

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“A unique short break residential facility in West Gateshead”

Kites Rise

at Carers Trust Tyne & Wear
Crossroads Carer Services

Somewhere to relax, unwind
and have a break!
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Recent News

Carers Week Events 8 June – 14 June 2015 “Help us build Carer Friendly Communities!”

Carers Week is an annual campaign to celebrate and recognise the UKs 7 Million carers who look after an ill frail or disabled family member or friend. We pledge to reach out to hidden carers and raise awareness of carers needs through our carer friendly community events and activities. We will be adding news about

Young Carers Conference 9th April 2015 – Bringing Service Together for Young Carers & Their Families

98 staff, professionals in social care & health, representatives from the voluntary from across the region and young carers attended the conference at the DrydenCentre. The STRATEGY event was structured around four key themes of the Carers Strategy; Second National Action plan 2014 – 2016. The event was opened by David Bunce Strategic Director for

Carers Trust Tyne and Wear Crossroads Carer Services is the new name for Crossroads Care Gateshead.

Pauline Steele, Chief Executive Officer said, “We are an independent local charity providing services to both adults and children. We are not changing what we do – we will still have the same quality Crossroads carer services delivered by our committed Crossroads staff. We are however, changing the way we look. This rebrand will define