Caring can have many positive and rewarding aspects, however there are lots of reasons why caring can also leave a carer needing support. 


Caring for someone can have an impact on many aspects of your life ... but there is a lot of help and support out there for carer's in North Tyneside ...

The network has launched a new information resource for you to search for information about activities, groups and services in your local area.


The SIGN North Tyneside Directory includes information about care and support services, as well as local community services that take place in your local area. This may include hobby clubs, social events, support groups and events that are taking place in North Tyneside.

SIGN North Tyneside can help and

support carer's in many ways.....

The North Tyneside Carers’ Charter was developed by carers and sets out the key principles when working with carers, these include:

  • Recognising carers

  • Valuing carers

  • Providing information and advice to carers

  • Involving carers

Providers are expected to agree to the principles of the Carers’ Charter, promote the inclusion of carers in planning and decision making and support individual carers to participate in the process as required.


You can read the Carers Charter by clicking here:


North Tyneside Carers’ Centre is a local independent charity and the only generic carer support service in the borough providing support to both young and adult carers. Their mission is “To improve the quality of life for carers in North Tyneside."


Carers who use the centre have access to individually tailored information, advice and support.  They offer a ‘one stop shop’ for carer's.  

North Tyneside Carer's Centre offer a range of support and services including

To find out or more, or to get in touch with the North Tyneside Carers Centre call 0191 643 2298 or : 

Contact the North Tyneside Carers Centre ...

Visit My Care North Tyneside ...

My Care North Tyneside also features: 

My Care North Tyneside is an information and advice website about care and support options for residents in North Tyneside. My Care offers information and advice on a range of care and support options for you, your carer or your family members. It also provides:

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To find out more or to visit My Care North Tyneside please click here: 

Find out about how organisations work with carer's in North Tyneside ...

Visit the SIGN North Tyneside Information Directory ...

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North Tyneside Council is committed to supporting Carer's. The North Tyneside Commitment to Carers details the 6 priority areas in acheiveing this:

  1. Earlier identification of carers and the provision of quality information

  2. Improved communication

  3. Improved carer health, wellbeing and support

  4. Support that enables carers to go to/continue to work or in education

  5. Carers have access to emotional support

  6. Smooth transition of support from children’s to adult services

The document sets out how the Council intend to respond to the needs of all carers who regularly care for ill or disabled family members and friends. It also takes into account the views of carers of disabled children to ensure there is a single strategic document outlining their priorities for supporting all unpaid carers in North Tyneside.


You can read the North Tyneside Commitment to Carers by clicking here:

Find out about the Council's commitment to carer's in North Tyneside ...

Sign up to the Emergency Carers Break Scheme ...

Many carers worry about what would happen if they had an emergency and could not deliver the support needed. In response, North Tyneside Council has launched a carer emergency card to help in times of crisis.

If you're a carer, North Tyneside Council will help you develop a bespoke emergency plan and will respond to a request for help at any time of the day. There is no charge for this service up to 48 hours, however after this charges for care and support may apply.


Download the Jointly care app ...

Jointly is an app that makes caring for someone a little easier, less stressful and a lot more organised by making communication and coordination between those who share the care as easy as a text message.

Carers in North Tyneside can download the App for free by contacting the North Tyneside Carers Centre on 0191 643 2298 or by email at

  • Information and advice on a wide range of organisations and community groups that can provide advice, help and support.

  • Information and advice on your needs as a carer and whether you would benefit from a carer's assessment if you provide unpaid regular and substantial support to a family member, friend or neighbour.

  • Information on taking a break from caring, including replacement and respite care in times of crisis.

  • Information about financial support and the range of benefits, tax credits and other financial support that you may be able to receive as a carer.

An online questionnaire to help you explore your needs and the support you need as a carer

The SIGN Directory for North Tyneside which offers a wide range of wellbeing and care services, as well as what’s happening in your local area – including events, activities, hobby groups and much, much more!


Find out about local support organisations to help you ...

PROPS – Positive Response to Overcoming Problems of Substance Misuse, is a North East based support service for individuals, families and carers of those living with alcohol and substance misuse. 

LD:NorthEast offers dedicated personalised support to the Learning Disability community in North Tyneside.

Age Uk North Tyneside' Admiral Nurses are specialist dementia nurses who give expert practical, clinical and emotional support to families living with dementia to help them cope.