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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News from the Community Team

Do you need some extra support in your caring role? Would you benefit from a break away from caring? Do you need some advice about benefits? If so contact the Community Team on 01207 549780 (Option 5)

After a great first session, the Mindfulness sessions continue…

The Carers enjoyed their first introductory session to the principles of Mindfulness in the peaceful, therapeutic surroundings of Kites Rise. A warm welcome awaits you, however the last opportunity to enroll for this course is Thursday 27th August.   If you are  interested please get in touch by Thursday 27th August, with the Community Team

Mindfulness Sessions for Carers

Carers Trust Tyne and Wear Crossroads Carer Services are running Mindfulness Sessions for carers who are caring for someone with a mental health difficulty. The course starts on Friday 21st August, 11:00am-1:00pm and will run every Friday for 8 weeks, with group maintenance sessions to continue on a monthly basis.  The sessions will be held