The new Gateshead Adult Caregivers Strategy has launched today with the vision to improve the lives of caregivers in Gateshead ahead of Carers Week (10-16 June 2024).

This new strategy has been produced by Gateshead Council and the North East and North Cumbria Integrated Care Board with the Gateshead Caregivers Partnership Board to directly outline our vision to improve the lives of caregivers across Gateshead.

Within the strategy, five strategic priorities were outlined:

  • Information and advice
  • Valuing caregivers
  • Money and finances
  • Employment and education
  • Health of caregivers

The strategy will be launched at three events in Gateshead. This will include two drop-in events at Blaydon Walk-in Centre and the QE Hospital as well as at our Gateshead Carers Gala.

  • Blaydon Urgent Treatment Centre, NE21 5NW on Tuesday 21 May from 10am until 12pm
  • QE Hospital (use the main entrance and it's downstairs next to Costa and Subway), NE9 6SX on Thursday 23 May from 10am until 12pm
  • Gateshead Carers Gala, Saltwell Park, NE9 5AX on Wednesday 12 June from 11am until 2.30pm

Steve Cowen, Chief Executive Officer of Gateshead Carers Association said;

As an organisation run by and for caregivers in Gateshead, we are delighted to see the new Caregivers Strategy. The commitment to regularly review and monitor progress towards achieving the priorities set out in the strategy, at the Gateshead Carers Partnership Board, is particularly welcomed. We know that the demands on people who are providing unpaid care are increasing every year. We know people providing unpaid care do so at a significant cost to their financial health, physical health and mental health. We look forward to working with partner organisations across health and social care to ensure this strategy is delivered and people providing care experience positive changes.

Read Gateshead Council's full press release on their website >>