Young Carer Service receives Lottery funding to Mark Her Majesty The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee

We are extremely pleased to share that our Young Carer Service has been awarded a grant to put on our own community Platinum Jubilee party Read more

Young Carers Action Day 2022

16th March is Young Carers Action Day. On Saturday 19th March we'll be celebrating in a big way so get your walking shoes on! Read more

Making Christmas for Young Carers a Most Wonderful Time of the Year

A huge thank you to our supporters for helping to make Christmas a bit more special. Read more

Big Thank You to Emily!!!

A massive thank you to Emily Mason of NTE Ltd for taking part in the Great North Run on our behalf Read more

Big Thank You to Johnsons for Supporting Young Carers Heading to Secondary School

Each year we try to find ways to support young carers as they make the transition from primary to secondary school. A simple but important part of this is providing a pack of useful stationary. Read more

A Big Thank You to FitMixx

As we start moving out of lockdown, we'd like to say a massive thankyou to Katie at FitMixx for helping our young carers to stay fit at home Read more

It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas for the Young Carer Service

It's a most magical time of the year! Santa's little helpers, aka the Young Carer Service, have been busy sending Christmas packs to nearly 400 children and young people. Read more

Chris Ramsey Gets Crafty with Young Carers for Children in Need

Comedian Chris Ramsey entertained a slightly different crowd when he met some of our young carers for an online craft activity. Read more

What Next for the Young Carer Service?

Covid-19 has had a big impact on how we’ve been able to support young carers this year. We need your help to decide what to do next. We’re contacting our young carers and their families to find out what services they think we should try to deliver while we’re still restricted by Covid-19. Read more

It's Official - We're Angels!

Carers Trust Tyne and Wear are very proud to be awarded an Angel Award by Liz Twist MP Read more

Carers Trust Tyne and Wear Receives Grant from the Julia and Hans Rausing Trust Charity Survival Fund

Carers Trust Tyne and Wear were awarded £70,000 by the Julia and Hans Rausing Trust Charity Survival Fund to support our sustainability and contribute to organisation resilience so that we can continue to provide valuable services to carers. Read more

A Banner of Hope for Young Carers

Covid-19 has made it harder for young carers to connect with each other and our service. Read about how they've been contributing to our Banner of Hope! Read more

Carers Trust's national survey on the impact of Coronavirus on young carers and young adult carers

The results of a Carers Trust survey into the impact of Coronavirus on young carers aged 12 to 17 and young adult carers aged 18 to 25 was published in July 2020. They point to a steep decline in the mental health and wellbeing of the hundreds of thousands of young people across the UK who provide unpaid care at home for family members or friends. Read more

Almost 1 in 10 people are now an unpaid carer

There has been a significant rise in the number of people providing unpaid care since the coronavirus outbreak. Read more

It's Carers Week 2020

Carers Week is an annual campaign to raise awareness of caring, highlight the challenges unpaid carers face and recognise the contribution they make to families and communities throughout the UK. It also helps people who don't think of themselves as having caring responsibilities to identify as carers and access much-needed support. Read more

Young Carer Service Newsletter, May 2020

Read the latest updates from the Young Carer Service about the activities and support we'll be providing this summer. Read more

Additional support for vulnerable people from CoronaVirus (covid-19)

People who are extremely vulnerable due to medical reasons are entitled to additional support, such as help with shopping or personal care. Read more

Free School Meals

Children who are eligible for free school meals can continue to receive food through an arrangement with the school. Read more

Coronavirus (Covid-19) - Keeping active and protecting your mental wellbeing

These tips are designed to help both you and those you care for look after yourselves and protect your mental wellbeing. Read more

Coronavirus (Covid-19) Guidance

It's important to know what support is available to you as a carer and those you look after. Read more

Covid-19 (coronavirus) update

Covid-19 is affecting charities all over the UK. We're responding to Government, NHS and Carers Trust advice whilst trying to deliver services as best as we can. As advice changes, we'll need to change too. We'll do our best to keep everyone up to date with what's happening. Read more

Young Carers Awareness Day 2020

Young Carers Awareness Day is an annual event that raises awareness of the challenges faced by young carers. It took place on 30th January Read more

Carers Week 2020

Carers Week is an annual awareness campaign. Carers Week 2020 dates have been announced: 8-14 June 2020! Read more