Calling all carers, supporters, and volunteers! Join us in celebrating Carers Week with us at our centre in Gateshead.

Carers Week is an annual campaign that raises awareness of caring, highlights the challenges unpaid carers face, and recognises the contribution they make to their families and communities across the UK. 

Did you know that over 50% of carers spend over 100 hours per week providing care for the person they love? Find out more about caring on our facts and figures page.

Read more about Carers Week

Meet people with an unpaid caring role

Carer Café - Saithes Cafe

Wednesday 8th June 2022, 12 - 2 pm at Staiths Café (Dunston)

Join other caregivers from across Gateshead at Staiths Café for a cuppa and a chat!

Book a free Café space!

Gateshead Carers Open Day

Friday 10th June 2022, 11 am - 2 pm at Gateshead Carers, 8-9 Gladstone Terrace, NE8 4DY

We will be hosting a day of fun, connecting, and celebration! Here are a few of the activities we have planned:

  • Tombola
  • Release of our Community Cookbook
  • Sharing new opportunities for carers
  • Judging Scrufts Pet Show
  • Ask us anything sessions
  • Carers Week Quiz

For more information and to book your free space, visit our event page.

Sign up

Give a Carer a Cuppa!

Donate to our fund and let's keep the kettle boiled and the free brews flowing for carers at our meet-ups. By sponsoring a brew, you help carers come together and give them peace of mind, knowing they don't need to worry about money.

What could my donation do?
£2.50 - a nice hot cuppa and a biscuit
£5 - a big mug of hot chocolate with all the trimmings
£10 - really make someone's day with a lovely cuppa and a thick slice of cake!

Make a donation

Scrufts Pet Show

It's back! Gateshead's online charity pet show - Scrufts!

Snap a photo of our pets and be sure to enter them into one of our three categories; Brilliant Boys, Gorgeous Girls, and Best Poser! There are a few prizes up for grabs!

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