Are you a Carer?
“A Carer is someone who looks after a family member, partner, friend or neighbour who due to illness, disability, frailty or addiction is unable to manager alone.”
Please let a member of our reception team know if your are a carer, in order that we update our records and add your name to our Carer’s register. We will then be able to invite you for an Annual Flu Vaccination and an Annual Health Check
We will also be able to signpost you to any information, advice and guidance you may need to support you in the “role of a carer”.
Carers can be husbands, wives, Partners, Parents, Grandparents, Children, brothers, sisters, other relatives, friends or neighbours – but carers are often hidden (parent carers, young carers, caring for someone with mental health or substance abuse problems or from different cultures.
A variety of support groups and training sessions are organised at the Centre and elsewhere in the city.
At Sunderland Carers there is also a dedicated young carer staff team – working with Health, Social Care and Education for young carers aged 0-25.
For further information of how signposting and sharing experiences can help carers to put things in perspective by learning to share problems please visit Sunderland Carers website
or telephone 0191 5493768 for advice and support.