Both local authorities are committed to improving services, support, recognition, and outcomes for unpaid Carers of all ages and backgrounds.
Which services are funded by Local Authorities across the South Tees area?
Middlesbrough Council fund Carers Together, The Junction Foundation and Middlesbrough and Stockton to provide support to carers within Middlesbrough.
Redcar & Cleveland Council fund Carers Together, Age UK Teesside and Redcar & Cleveland Mind as their three core carers services alongside The Junction Foundation.
What do these services offer?
Key Contact: Marie Kerr, Time Out Service Coordinator. Telephone:07834181190 Email: Marie.Kerr@Ageukteesside.org.uk
The Time Out service is for adult carers in Redcar & Cleveland. The service arranges for a trained volunteer to sit with the person being cared for, allowing the carer a break. The same volunteer will visit the cared for on a regular basis and act as a befriender for up to 8 hours a month. Volunteers are matched with the cared-for based on shared interests where possible so that everyone involved benefits from the service.
The trained volunteer will:
- Visit the cared for in their own home
- Build a safe and reliable relationship
- Provide company and conversation
- Help the carer find activities that suit them
- Signpost the carer or the cared-for to other services that can support them.
Telephone: 01642 488977 Email: email@example.com
Carers Together is a registered charity dedicated to improving the quality of life for carers. They offer a wide range of services, information, advice and support for carers either on an individual basis or in groups. Support is available in community venues, by phone or by email.
The type of support available includes:
- Information and advice including financial and legal
- Support groups
- Activities and events
- Dementia Support
Middlesbrough & Stockton Mind- Carers & Families Well-Being Service
Telephone: 01642 257020 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Mental Health Practitioners, work with carers and families across Teesside to provide additional support with home treatment plans to help avoid hospital admission or with support helping their family member when they have been discharged from care.
The support on offer will include:
- 1:1 emotional support
- Carers support plans
- Support at meetings
- Information and advice
- Support groups and well-being workshops
Redcar & Cleveland Mind- Carers Service
Telephone: 01642 296052 Email: email@example.com
A dedicated Mental Health Practitioner will offer support for carers experiencing problems with mental health or for those caring for someone with a mental health condition. The support on offer will include:
- 1:1 support utilising a Road to Recovery mental health support model
- Group support such as peer support, therapeutic interventions, and risk management
- A range of groups/training to build resilience and understanding of mental health conditions
- Mental health support specific to young carers and parent carers
Telephone: 01642 756000 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
If you are under the age of 18 and are caring for an adult or child you can access help and support from The Junction Foundation, commissioned to deliver young carer support services by both Local Authorities. The Junction Foundation's vision is to make a positive difference to the lives of vulnerable children, young people, and their families; to support and enable them to reach their potential, shape their futures and lead healthy, fulfilling lives.
Is there any other support available to me?
Absolutely, there is a wealth of support available for unpaid carers across the South Tees. Take a look: