Carers Active April

Throughout April join carers from across the UK in getting active! Read more

Winter Newsletter

Celebrate 2021 with us and read our latest newsletter! Read more

National Carer Survey Update

Earlier this year, unpaid carers across the nation received a survey on the impact caring has on their lives. Gateshead Council have shared the following message with unpaid carers. Read more

AGM 2021

Our Annual General Meeting took place on 19th November. Read our latest findings and watch our latest video - Everybody's Business. Read more

National Carer Survey

Have you received a survey from Gateshead Council asking about unpaid care and its impact on you? Read more

Carers Rights Day 2021

It is important that we all raise awareness of unpaid caring and the rights they have. Join us in celebrating Carers Rights Day 2021 and understand your rights. Read more

Christmas Charity Championships

We have been selected for a chance to receive a huge £5000 donation and we need your support! Read more

Re-launching our Membership Offer

Our membership offer just got even better! Find out how becoming a member can support the unpaid caring community! Read more

Zoom welcome to Kate Osborne MP

Kate Osborne MP talks to the staff team about the challenges faced by unpaid carers and the services provided by Gateshead Carers. Read more

COVID-19 Booster vaccinations for unpaid carers

A plan has been released to offer COVID-19 booster vaccines from September 2021. Read more

New Podcast - Care to Chat?

We have recently created a brand new podcast for carers and supporters. Find out all about it and more. Read more

Parliamentary Debate raises issues faced by unpaid carers

A Westminster Hall live debate took place in Parliamentary on Thursday 22nd July, attended by 22 MPs including Liz Twist MP for Blaydon, who talked about her recent visit to Gateshead Carers during Carers Week 2021. Read more

New Carers' Assessments service to be launched soon

Gateshead Council will shortly be launching a new Carers' Assessment service which will improve the offer of support to Carers in Gateshead. Read more

Carers Week welcomes a visit by Liz Twist MP

As Carers Week comes to a close, Liz Twist MP visits the offices of Gateshead Carers to meet with carers and volunteers and pays tribute to all of those out there who have caring responsibilities. Read more

How do you feel about meeting face to face again?

We have put together a very short carer survey and would greatly appreciate it if you could let us know what you think about meeting Face to Face again to receive support. Read more

MAY(be) you feel visible and valued!

Our May issue of Care to Know is packed with news, information and event details, including Carers Week 2021, our 25th Anniversary celebrations, Podcasts and the latest Blogs! Read more

Plot 42 Community Allotment

A new name and a new future for Gateshead Carers allotment! Bringing the community together in an exciting new partnership between Gateshead Carers, Best of Bensham and the Oxford Terrace and Rawling Road Medical Group. Read more

Adding our voices to Connected Voice

Read the voices of unpaid carers included in a report by Connected Voice called Voices of the Pandemic. Read more

Care to Know more in our latest eNewsletter!

Keeping well and grants to help! Our Spring issue is out now with voices of the pandemic, Susie's World, the Hadrian's Wall Walk Challenge and much more! Read more

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