New carer support groups in Northumberland

Carers’ Northumberland is starting new carer support groups in Northumberland, set to begin in February 2019.

Many people find themselves caring for someone else without any warning or preparation. Perhaps your husband/wife has had the diagnosis of a condition that you’ve suspected for some time, or it may have come out of the blue. Perhaps someone else in the family has been ill and now needs extra support to stay at home. Adjusting to this new arrangement takes time for everyone involved.

Taking on a caring role can lead to feelings of isolation, frustration and depression and can result in ill health, both physical and mental. Many carers find themselves giving up work to care for someone, which impacts on income, employment prospects and pension rights in future. Others attempt to balance work with caring responsibilities.

Carers Northumberland can help with information and support for you in your role as a carer.

 

Ashington Carer Support Group

Based at Age UK Northumberland, The Roundhouse, Lintonville Parkway, Ashington, Northumberland  NE63 9JZ

Running on the 3rd Tuesday of the month, from 10.30am – 12.00pm.

 

Amble Carer Support Group

Based at Drywater Arts Centre, The Workshop,  Wellwood Street, Amble, NE65 0FG

This group runs on 1st Thursday of the month from 10.30am – 12.00pm

 

For further details please contact

Lisa Mordue, Information and Engagement Coordinator, LisaMordue@carersnorthumberland.org.uk

or visit http://www.carersnorthumberland.org.uk/

 

 

For more on care and finding out about care see pages 84-95 in the Golden Guide Northumberland, 2019 and pages 84-95 in the Golden Guide Newcastle and North Tyneside 2018