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”

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at Carers Trust Tyne & Wear
Crossroads Carer Services

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

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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 Services Together for Young Carers & Their Families

98 staff, professionals in social care & health, representatives from the voluntary sector from across the region and young carers attended the conference at the Dryden Centre. 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