Covid-19 Vaccination Booking Update - April 2021

Unpaid carers, aged over 17 and under 64 are temporarily unable to use the National Booking System for COVID-19 vaccination. Read more

[Outdated] Latest government Covid 19 vaccination advice for Unpaid Carers

Unpaid carers, aged over 17 and under 64, should book an appointment now through the National Booking Service (NBS) Read more

Prescribing gardening on the Allotment!

Being part of the Best of Bensham Collaborative brings many benefits and in February we were delighted to be able to help the wider community by opening up our allotment for the future benefit of GP patients and other members of the collaborative. Read more

GCA signs letter to the Chancellor calling for more support for unpaid carers

Steve Cowen, CEO of Gateshead Carers has joined Carers UK in signing their open letter to the RT HON RISHI SUNAK MP CHANCELLOR OF THE EXCHEQUER calling for more support for unpaid carers. Over 5,000 people added their name, you can add your voice too Read more

Unpaid Carers are on the priorities list for COVID-19 vaccinations

The government has recognised the need for unpaid carers to receive the COVID 19 vaccination as a priority. Find out how unpaid carers can get onto the vaccination priority list. Read more

Christmas message from our CEO, Steve Cowen

At Gateshead Carers we have seen the added pressures people with an unpaid caring role have faced. We have also witnessed, on a daily basis, the qualities unpaid carers have including amazing resilience, strength, selflessness, determination, kindness, dependability and your unswerving commitment to those you care for. Read more

QE Gateshead pledge support as Carer Friendly Employer

Yvonne Ormston, Chief Executive at QE Gateshead signs our Carer Friendly Employer pledge. Read more

‘Our Unpaid Carers do an Amazing Job... ‘ Support in parliament from Liz Twist MP

‘Our Unpaid Carers do an Amazing Job... ‘ Support in parliament from Liz Twist MP for Blaydon constituency, on Carers Rights Day. Read more

Applications Open: Patient and Citizen Leadership Programme (Virtual)

A programme for people and patients who have stepped forwards to gift their time, insights and experience to work alongside clinicians and managers to achieve better outcomes for people receiving services. Read more

Signal Lifemapping with Carers

Gateshead Carers has teamed up with an international organisation called Signal in a 12 month pilot project, working with carers to enable them to assess where they need most support and to develop a personalised Lifemap giving a clear representation of what is going well and areas for improvement. Read more

New Covid-19 restrictions in force for the North East

Gateshead's residents are facing new measures as part of a combined North East effort to help fight COVID-19. Read more

Creative Minds with Hands!

Every Tuesday morning we meet online and we have one rule only; you can only say positive things about your own work. It works a treat! Find out how to get your creative pack and join in with the 10 x 10 Creative Gateshead project. Read more

Creative Passions with Sharon

We love it when carers tell us about their creativity and share with us their passion and talents! Read more

A new blog by one of our carers - Susie's World

One of our Carers has recently started blogging, talking about some the fantastic things she gets up to! Read more

New regular ebulletin for partner organisations and professionals

This regular ebulletin is intended for organisations and professionals who are working alongside people with a disability or health condition and includes updates, news, and a whole host useful information surrounding carers and caring. Read more

Forming a 'support bubble' during lockdown

Dedicating their lives to looking after their loved ones, hundreds of unpaid carers have found coronavirus lockdown tough. Fran Currington shares her experiences with us during Carers Week 2020. Read more

Healthwatch Survey seeks your experiences during Covid-19

Healthwatch Newcastle and Healthwatch Gateshead are seeking people’s experiences of social care and health services as we all work through the COVID-19 pandemic.  This could be in a hospital, care home, NHS 111 or mental health services, to name but a few. Read more

Unpaid carers are officially Essential Workers

On 4th May unpaid carers were added to the people who are eligible for COVID testing.. Read more

Taking Pride in our Services on Radio!

Tune in to Pride Radio online at 89.2 FM and you can join us in celebrating our latest Radio Advert Read more

Important change to Carers Allowance and Care Act Assessments

Please contact us if you are considering making a claim for Carers Allowance to check if this may effect the benefits of the dependent. Read more

Care to Know: our monthly eNews for Carers

Care to Know is our monthly digital eNewsletter for carers, supporters and volunteers. Read more