Information for Carers

Are you a carer?

If you are please let us know -we may be able to help you.  You can either self refer to the carers centre or ask your GP to refer you to the available services.

Telling People: Caring responsibilities can make it difficult to maintain friendships or develop new ones.  Telling your friends you’re a carer is important so they understand and support you.

Take A Break: Caring for someone can be a full-time job, but it’s essential that you take time out for yourself too.

Housing and Carers: Do you know your tenancy rights as a carer? Are you aware of all your care at home options? Do you need tips on moving someone around the home?

Young Carers: Help is available for you too please do not hesitate to ask us for  information.

There is a wealth of information and support available to you:

Sunderland Carers Centre 

Monday – Friday 9am – 5pm

Address Thompson Park, Thompson Road, Sunderland, SR5 1SF

Tel: 0191 549 3768

Fax: 0191 549 5095

Email: [email protected] / [email protected]


Carers Direct

Office Hours Lines are open 8am to 9pm Monday to Friday, 11am to 4pm Saturday and Sunday.

Telephone: 0808 802 0202, Calls are free from UK landlines.

Email: [email protected]