We are trying to identify and support as many carers as we can.

A carer is someone who, without payment, provides help and support to a friend, neighbour or relative who could not manage otherwise because of frailty, illness or disability.

This may include helping with personal care, medication, cooking, shopping, housework and giving emotional support.

Carers can be:

  • male or female
  • any age (including children looking after an ill or disabled parent, brother or sister)
  • from any ethnic, religious or racial background and of any sexual orientation
  • in part-time or full-time employment

If you are a carer and would like to know more about the support available, please speak to one of our reception staff or log on to the Sunderland Carers Centre website