A carer is anyone who cares, unpaid, for a friend or family member who due to illness, disability, mental health or addiction cannot cope without their support.
The NHS England website offers practical tips including how you may handle behaviour, moving and lifting people and medicines.Practical help from the NHS
Carer organisations can help you navigate information, to help you get the support you need.Carer organisations
If you’re looking for contact details for one of our services, or information about the care we provide please visit our services pages.Our services
Getting benefits and support
Get extra support
A carer’s assessment from your local authority’s adult social care services. The assessment is free and will tell you any support you are entitled to.Carer's assessment
Find out about your respite options.Carers' breaks and respite care
You may be able to get financial help. This could include:
- Carer’s Allowance
- Carer’s Credit
- Carer Premium
- Disability Living Allowance for children
Young carersSupport for young carers
- Help for young carers (opens in a new tab)
- Being a young carer (opens in a new tab)
Local carer organisations
Carers Plus Yorkshire
Support for unpaid carers from Scarborough, Whitby, Ryedale, Hambleton and Richmondshire is available from Carers Plus Yorkshire.
Durham County Carers Support
Durham County Carers Support is available for those living in County Durham and Darlington. The video below shows some of the support available for carers in their area.
Family support service – Daisy Chain
The Family Support Service, supports people who live in the Tees Valley. The team supports people aged 0-18 years and their families, no matter where they are on their autism, ADHD, sensory processing or Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) journey.
Middlesbrough and Stockton Mind
There is a carers and families service available from Middlesbrough and Stockton Mind.
Redcar and Cleveland Mind
A carer support service is available for carers in the Redcar and Cleveland area.
Stockton Adult Carers Support Service
The Stockton Adult Carers Support Service supports adults in Stockton-on-Tees and carers who care for someone living in the area.
Survivors of Bereavement by Suicide (SOBS) group
There is a Survivors of Bereavement by Suicide group for people in County Durham, Darlington, and Teesside.
The Junction Foundation
The Junction Foundation delivers support for Young Carers, Families and Young Adult Carers across South Tees covering Middlesbrough and Redcar and Cleveland.
We Care You Care
The We Care You Care website can give you accessible and relevant information and signposting. It is for all carers living across South Tees.
York Carers Centre
York Carers Centre is a charity supporting carers in the York area.
National carer organisations
Carers together aims to support and connect carers in local communities.
The Carers Trust is a charity for unpaid carers.
Carers UK is a charity that supports carers in the UK.
Citizen’s Advice Bureau
The Citizen’s Advice Bureau (CAB) can give you practical advice on your caring role.