We are a charity dedicated to improving the lives of unpaid carers by responding to their needs, informing them of their rights and entitlements. We can support them in accessing help for the person they are caring for, reduce their feelings of social isolation and empowering them to have a voice.
Carers come in all shapes and sizes, it could be a wife caring for her husband; a husband caring for his wife; parents caring for an adult child with physical and/or mental illness; adult children caring for one or both parents, grandparents or other older relative; adult sibling caring for one another following the death of their parents and as we see more and more, older couples mutually caring for each other with often complex physical and mental conditions.
A carer can be someone who looks in on an elderly neighbour once a day, or someone who is carrying out intensive 24 hour a day support. Caring can be short-term, where the person being cared for is recovering from an illness or injury, sporadic, where the effects of a condition can change the level of caring and support required such as long-term mental illness, or long-term – this could be caring for someone with a life-limiting condition or a condition which becomes progressively worse over time.
Supported by an amazing team of advisors and part-time volunteers who are dedicated to improving the lives of unpaid carers across Northumberland.
Register to access our services.
We can help you look after your own needs so that you are better able to carry on caring
Take a look at all of our services that are available to Carers In Northumberland
Find out about upcoming groups, events and activities
Take a look at what has been happening in our caring community.
Call, email or write to us
You can support us by buying tickets for the Northumberland Lottery and selecting Carers Northumberland as your chosen cause.
Tickets cost £1 and 50p from every ticket goes straight to Carers Northumberland
Your support and contributions will enable us to meet our goals and improve lives for carers in Northumberland.