Volunteering has helped me feel useful again

Susan became a volunteer at Gateshead Carers after receiving support from us around her caring role. Read more

Wellbeing Tips

Join members of our team as they share regular Top Tips on Wellbeing including practical things for you to try today. We hope you find them both helpful and enjoyable to watch. Our team are always here to chat things through with you, to listen and to learn. If you have any Top Tips or ideas that you would like to share with us, please just get in touch. You can post your comment below, email us or join our Live Chat. Read more

It helped me out of a tight spot

Our Carers COVID-19 Emergency Fund is helping carers who find themselves in a tight spot. Read more

I am transported into a paradise when I’m painting: Art is so therapeutic

Despite the regular pain she endures through arthritis in her spine, Gayle pursues her love of painting with a passion and her enthusiasm is infectious! Read more

I never thought my volunteering would lead me to learn Arabic!

I began volunteering for Gateshead Carers in September 2018 working on the main Reception desk.  At that time there were only a small number of volunteers however last year a Volunteering Programme was set up headed by Claire Parker who is the Volunteer Co-ordinator.  As a result of this programme being set up more volunteers were recruited. I have met quite a few of them over the past few months but one volunteer who has inspired me greatly is a gentleman called Waseem... Read more

Making your day that little bit better

We would love to know what you have been doing during lockdown to help others in your neighbourhood and what others may have done for you to make your day that little bit better. Read more

Getting Started with a Family Tree

Carol shares how to get started with making and growing your own family tree. Read more

We volunteers flourish as part of a team

Despite the current restrictions our volunteers enjoyed being able to still get involved with activities and meet up by taking part in a drop-in Zoom session and chatting through our volunteers WhatsApp group. Read more

Move over David Bailey....Lynda's here!

Lynda Bailey cares long distance for her mother who lives in Gateshead and has recently been using her creative talents to enter a photography competition. Read more

My ‘Major Support System’ and ‘Full on Rocks’ my mum and Gateshead Carers

Caring from a very young age to becoming a young adult carer, this carer’s journey is so inspirational and takes us through the heartache of illness, loss and a series of set-backs to success and happiness! Read more

Wellbeing? There's an app for that!

There's a vast number of apps, websites and online support for mental health and wellbeing but it can be difficult to know where to start and which ones to try, but now is the perfect time to see what works for you. Here's a guide to where to start. Read more

Susie's World

Come and read the down-to-earth stories of Susie, a carer who loves to share experiences and support others, all while having some fun! Read more