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Young Carers

Who are young carers?

Young carers are young people who are under 18 and help to look after a relative with a disability, illness, mental health condition, or drug or alcohol problem.

They may help by:

  • Shopping, cooking, cleaning
  • Managing medicines or money
  • Providing personal care
  • Helping get people out the house

Support for Young Carers

Carers Trust

NHS Young Carers Support

Newcastle Carers

135-139 Shields Road, Byker, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE6 1DN

Carers Trust Tyne & Wear Crossroads Carer Services

The Old School Smailes Lane, Highfield, Gateshead, NE39 2DB

Gateshead Carers Association

John Haswell House, 8-9 Gladstone Terrace, NE8 4DY

Carers Northumberland

107-109 Station Rd, Ashington, Northumberland, NE63 8RS

North Tyneside Carers' Centre

Floor 2, Wallsend Customer First Centre, 16 The Forum, Wallsend. NE28 8JR