We think carers do amazing work every day for the people they care for. 

Caring for someone with difficulties can bring unique challenges.

On average it takes two years for someone to acknowledge they're a carer, you could be one of them, and we're here to support you.

Who is this service for?

Even if you spend a lot of time supporting someone else, you might not consider yourself a Carer.

You might feel like you’re not a Carer because

  • you think it’s your responsibility to care for your family member or friend
  • you're providing support with everyday life rather than physical and practical support
  • you think the role of Carer is defined by social services, and paid Carers provided by them

Yet the support you're providing is that of a Carer and we can support anyone who is caring for someone else.

To access our support you must be

  • aged 18+
  • living in Middlesbrough or Redcar and Cleveland

How can we help you?

We're working with carers and families across the South Tees. 

We want to give you an opportunity to talk about your concerns and worries and give you some space to focus on yourself rather than the person you care for. 

We can provide:

  • one to one emotional support from our experienced and understanding team members
  • carers support plans support at meetings
  • information and advice
  • support groups and wellbeing workshops
  • signposting to our networks across the South Tees
  • support with assessments

      Does your GP know you care for someone?

      Carers often put their own health needs to one side to carry on providing support instead of visiting the GP when they become unwell.

      Completing the carer registration form below means you are officially informing your GP and other healthcare staff of your role.

      Benefits of informing your GP include:

      • being invited to attend for vaccinations such as the flu vaccine
      • being offered an annual health check
      • the opportunity to discuss an emergency care plan if you need hospital care or have an emergency in the future

      You may think your GP or the reception staff are already aware that you're a carer, but if you haven’t officially registered, you may be missing out on essential health and wellbeing support.

      How can you access these services?

      You can complete the referral form below and one of our team will be in touch.

      Alternatively, your GP or another support agency can refer you.

      If you’ve got any questions about the service before making a referral then reach out to the team on 01642 257020.