We have always endeavoured to provide a lifeline to our carers who are in desperate need through our emergency fund; this currently stands at only £1200. The fund supports carers in many ways but can provide a sum of money to buy essential food and household items, helping carers  to stay well, whilst carrying out their caring role.

During these unprecedented times of a worldwide pandemic and with many carers combining home schooling alongside their demanding caring role and the pressures of more mouths to feed in the household, we know families will be put in a sometimes impossible position.

What do we need? Our aim is to ensure that the hardest hit can be helped by providing £25 for a weekly family shop. Our target  is to reach £5000 so that we can help 200 families manage better through these very difficult times.

Can you help by  donating just £10 - it will mean the world of difference to the wellbeing of  unpaid carers and their families throughout the most deprived areas of our community in Gateshead.