Carers will have a right to take leave from work - 6th April 2024

On the 6th of April 2024, the Carers Leave Act will become law. With it, we will see all employees across the UK gain entitlement to time off from work in order to provide care to their loved ones. Read more

February Newsletter Out Now!

Read all about what we've been up to and discover ways to get involved with your local carers charity! Read more

Caldew House closing for Renovations - March 2024

Our Cumbrian holiday home will be receiving a major renovation! As such, we will not be able to offer carer holidays here starting April 2024 and until June 2024. Read more

Celebrating 2023 at our AGM

On 12th December, we held our Annual General Meeting. Read all about what we got up to in an activity-packed day. Read more

Red Warning: Storm Caregiver is here

We have created a report to present our findings from our 2023 Carer Survey and provide a forecast on the lives of unpaid carers across Gateshead. Read more

Carer's Rights Day 2023

On Thursday 23rd November, we celebrate Carer's Rights Day. Learn about what rights unpaid carers have. Read more

Join us as the Chair of our Trustees

Could you be our next Chair of Trustees? We're looking for an individual to join us in this role! Read more

2023 Carer Survey

Our Carer Survey returns to give us an insight into what caring is like for the people of Gateshead. If you're a carer, please consider getting involved. Deadline 14th August 2023 Read more

Celebrating Carers Week 2023

National Carers Week was on 5th - 11th June 2023; we spent it in the community, celebrating everything that unpaid carers do! Read more

Giving Care in Gateshead - new report about unpaid carers in Gateshead

Over the last 6 months, we've been researching the challenges facing unpaid carers in Gateshead, and how to make life better for carers and created a report of our findings. Read more

Carer's Leave Bill receives Royal Assent

New legislation will give employees the right to formally take leave to support their loved ones. Read more

Fantastic Fundraisers!

We have recently received two very generous fundraising donations from the amazing caring community! Read more

Carers Allowance increases - 10th April 2023

On 10th April 2023, Carer's Allowance increased to £76.75 per week. It still remains to be the lowest benefit of its kind. Read more

Unpaid Carer Research - Government Spending & Cost of Living

We are working alongside the Open University to conduct research. If you are an unpaid carer in Gateshead, or if you know someone who might be one - we really want to hear from you! Read more

Becoming a Member - a message from our CEO

We want people with an unpaid caring role to be recognised, valued, supported and to have the same opportunities in life as the rest of the population. We need your help to do that. Read more

ITV News - Carers Cost of Living Spotlight

We celebrated the holiday season at our Festive Carer Café! Throughout the day we were joined by ITV Tyne Tees news who highlighted the difficulties unpaid carers are facing this winter. Read more

Carer's Rights Day 2022

On Thursday 24th November, we celebrate Carer's Rights Day. Learn about what rights unpaid carers have. Read more

Covid Vaccine Boosters for Carers

Covid-19 booster vaccinations are now available for unpaid carers. Learn more about how to get yours. Read more

Return of Writers Who Care

Could you be a Writer Who Cares? Learn about the creative writing workshops we're offering to carers! Read more

Death of Her Majesty, The Queen

Gateshead Carers are deeply saddened at the news of the death of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. Please note that our services will be unavailable on Monday 19th September 2022. Read more

Healthwatch Caregiver Survey 2022

Healthwatch Gateshead would like you to share your caring experiences with them in their latest caregiver survey. Read more