Support organisations

Outcome of the recent re-procurement of all age carers services in Gateshead

Gateshead Council and Newcastle Gateshead Clinical Commissioning Group would like to take the opportunity to inform our communities, carers, Providers and professionals across Health and Social Care on the outcome of the review and re-procurement of Carers services in Gateshead.

With affect from 1 May 2019, Carers Trust Tyne and Wear will be responsible for delivering services and support to Young Carers aged up to 18 years.  They will also offer carers some time away from their caring role by providing personal and emotional support to any adults aged 18 years and over who they care for.  Gateshead Carers Association will be responsible for delivering services and support to Adult Carers aged 18 years and over.

Carers Trust Tyne and Wear and Gateshead Carers Association are both well-established Carers organisations in Gateshead, and we are confident that carers will continue to receive excellent services.

The successful organisations will be contacting their service users in the coming weeks to explain any changes that may affect them and ensure a smooth transition to the new service so that no carers will be left without support during the transition.

Should you require further information, please contact:

Carers Trust Tyne and Wear

01207 549780

Gateshead Carers Association

0191 4900121

Gateshead Council

0191 4333601

Newcastle Gateshead CCG

0191 217 2753

If you're a carer then you can get further information and support from:

The Princess Royal Trust for Carers

Carers UK

NHS Guide to help and support

Find more carer support

Other support organisations

Gateshead Crossroads
The Old School, Smailes Lane Highfield, Rowlands Gill NE39 2DB
01207 549 780

Alzheimers Society 
Support for people with different forms of dementia.
Second floor, Computer House, High Street, Gateshead, NE8 1ET
Phone: 0191 477 7490
Fax: 0191 478 3131

Specialist drug and alcohol advice team.
0191 443 8141 or 0800 328 6728 (24 hours)

Age Concern
Help for people in residential homes.
341-343 High Street, Gateshead, NE8 1EQ
Phone: 0191 477 3559
Fax: 0191 478 5307

Barnardo's Disability and Inclusion Support Service
Provides a variety of services for disabled children, young people and their carers.
0191 478 4667

Carers affected by substance abuse (CASA)
Jackson House, Jackson Street, Gateshead NE8 1ED
0191 447 6488 or 0191 410 6272

Disability North
Provides free, confidential, independent advice about all aspects of independent living for disabled people of all ages.
0191 284 0480

Gateshead Access Panel
Support people who have issues with the Disability Discrimination Act, and helps with access to aids and adaptations.
Unit K38, The Avenues, 11th Avenue North , Team Valley, Gateshead, NE11 0NJ
0191 443 0058
Gateshead Access Panel

Gateshead People
Support people with learning difficulties. 
Swinburne House, Swinburne Street, Gateshead, NE8 1AN
0191 478 6472

Jewish Family Service
Providing a specialist service to Jewish families and their carers.
0191 477 5677

Support and activities to children and adults with learning disabilities and their carers.
0191 487 8537

Mind in Gateshead
Support and drop in for people with mental health problems, those suffering mental distress and their carers.
0191 414 0325

Services for adults, women, young people and carers with or affected by drug and alcohol related problems.
0191 490 1045 or 0800 776600 (24 hours)

North Regional Association for Sensory Support (NRASS)
For all ages of people affected by sensory loss
Phone: 0191 492 2035
Textphone: 07813 321 662
Fax: 0191 492 2043

Parents in Power
A group of parents and carers supporting children with special educational needs and/or learning difficulties and disabilities.
21 Liddell Terrace, Bensham, Gateshead, NE8 1YN
0191 490 1032

Supports people with mental health problems
Room 206, Aidan House, Sunderland Road, Gateshead, NE8 3HU
Phone: 0191 477 7380 
Fax: 0191 490 0579

Pre-School Learning Alliance Inclusion Project
Support to parents/carers as well as the pre-school group. 
0191 477 6614

Sight Service
For all ages of people with visual impairments
Phone: 0191 478 5959
Fax: 0191 478 3901

The Stroke Association
Offers information, advice and emotional support to families affected by stroke.
0191 487 9988

Visible Ethnic Minority Support
Bensham Grove Community Centre
Support and advice to families from minority communities and their carers.
0191 487 3059

Your Voice Counts
Help for people with learning difficulties
The Old Bank, Swinburne Street, Gateshead, NE8 1AX
Phone: 0191 478 6472 
Fax: 0191 477 8559

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