We offer one to one support in your home or at a mutual location, wherever is most comfortable for you and we tailor our support to meet your needs. We can give you specialist advice and information about your caring role, whatever your circumstances. It might be accessing Carer Breaks or help filling in forms. We try to empower Carers and encourage them to think about themselves.
We offer a listening ear without prejudice. Sometimes Carers don't have anyone else they can talk to and it is a relief for them to talk to someone who understands them. Many Carers can feel isolated and often they neglect their own health.
We inform and encourage Carers to join support groups that are available in their area. Some Carers have made good friends at these groups; they are informal and friendly and give Carers a chance to be with people who understand. We also encourage people to follow us on facebook for up to date information on groups, courses and events.
We currently have a Carers Support Group which is hel on the first Wednesday of each month from 1pm to 3pm at St Augustine's Hall, Larchfield Street, Darlington DL3 7TG.
We also have a Mental Health Support Group which is held on the last Tuesday of each month from 1pm to 2pm at Darlington Friends Quaker Meeting House, Darlington DL3 7NB.
Please see our Groups and Events Page for forthcoming dates.
We make sure Carers access all the agencies and services that might benefit them in their caring role. Not everyone knows where to look, or how to find these services and we make sure they know what's out there.
From time to time we provide Carers with the opportunity to have an input in to our service provision via surveys and consultations.
If you would like more information, click here to contact us and we will be happy to help.