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

paulinesteele@carerstrusttw.org.uk

01207 549780

Gateshead Carers Association

steve.cowen@gatesheadcarers.com

0191 4900121

Gateshead Council

victoriaholliday@gateshead.gov.uk

0191 4333601

Newcastle Gateshead CCG

jane.hudspith@nhs.net

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 Carers Association
John Haswell House, 8-9 Gladstone Terrace, Gateshead, NE8 4DY
0191 490 0121
enquiries@gatesheadcarers.com
www.gatesheadcarers.com

Carers Trust Tyne and Wear
The Old School, Smailes Lane Highfield, Rowlands Gill NE39 2DB
01207 549 780
enquiries@gatesheadcrossroads.org.uk 
www.carerstrusttw.org.uk

Alzheimers Society 
Support for people with different forms of dementia.
St Chad's Community Project, 21 Liddell Terrace, Gateshead NE8 1YN
Phone: 0191 477 7490
Fax: 0191 478 3131
gateshead@alzheimers.org.uk 
www.alzheimers.org.uk

Age UK
Help for people in residential homes.
341-343 High Street, Gateshead, NE8 1EQ
Phone: 0191 477 3559
Fax: 0191 478 5307
infoandadvice@ageukgateshead.org.uk
www.ageuk.org.uk/gateshead/

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

Disability North
Provides free, confidential, independent advice about all aspects of independent living for disabled people of all ages.
0191 284 0480
reception@disabilitynorth.org.uk
www.disabilitynorth.org.uk

Gateshead People
Support people with learning difficulties. 
Unit 12 Interchange Centre, West Street, Gateshead, NE8 1BH
0191 478 6472
gatesheadpeople@yvc.org.uk

Jewish Family Service
Providing a specialist service to Jewish families and their carers.
0191 477 5677
rhirsh@hotmail.co.uk

Mencap
Support and activities to children and adults with learning disabilities and their carers.
0191 487 0444
DGAdmin@mencap.org.uk
www.mencap.org.uk

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
office@northregions.org.uk

Pathways
Supports people with mental health problems
Room 206, Aidan House, Sunderland Road, Gateshead, NE8 3HU
Phone: 0191 477 7380 
Fax: 0191 490 0579
pathwaysadvocacy@mentalhealthmatters.co.uk
www.mentalhealthmatters.com

Sight Service
For all ages of people with visual impairments
Phone: 0191 478 5959
Fax: 0191 478 3901
contactus@sightservice.co.uk
www.sight-service.org.uk

The Stroke Association
Offers information, advice and emotional support to families affected by stroke.
0191 487 9988
neadmin@stroke.org.uk
www.stroke.org.uk

Visible Ethnic Minority Support
Bensham Grove Community Centre
Support and advice to families from minority communities and their carers.
0191 487 3059
Manjit Dhindsa 07776332100

Your Voice Counts
Help for people with learning difficulties
Unit 12 Interchange Centre, West Street, NE8 1BH
0191 478 6472 
mail@yvc.org.uk
www.yvc.org.uk

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