Do you need help to carry on caring?

We are a local charity working to improve the lives of carers, enabling them to have a life of their own and sustain their own wellbeing. We provide support, including short breaks, for both adults and children.

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

Adopt a tree – 25 living trees representing 25 years of caring

Thanks to all for supporting our fundraiser. All 25 trees now have a home and all money raised will be added to our Silver Anniversary Appeal to raise £25,000 in our 25th year of caring.       

Completion of Kites Rise Garden

Thanks to Amey for completing our “Secret Garden” in the development of Kites Rise.            Our Young Carers will have great fun in using the outdoor space.

Bag packing at Marks & Spencer Metro Centre

Thank you to all of Mecca Gateshead staff for supporting our fundraising event on                                         Carers Rights Day 20th November 2015!