There is a fantastic range of organisations delivering services specifically for unpaid carers across the South Tees. They genuinely understand and want to help you with emotional or practical support.
The South Tees includes Middlesbrough and Redcar and Cleveland (covering Brotton, Guisborough, the Greater Eston part of Middlesbrough, Loftus, Saltburn, Skelton).
If you have not already had a carer's assessment, this would be a great place to start. Find out what a carer's assessment is and how you can access one.
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South Tees Carers Support:
Adult Carers Information Support Service: Carers Together offer a wide range of services, information, advice and support for carers across the South Tees area. Find out more.
Telephone: 01642 488977
The Junction Foundation's Young Carers Information and Support Service offers a range of support to Young Carers, Families and Young Adult Carers across South Tees. Find out more.
Telephone: 01642 756000
Middlesbrough and Stockton Mind provide support for carers looking after loved ones with mental health difficulties. Find out more.
Telephone: 01642 257020
Browse more local services available to support you, just click on your local area:
Pam Assist is available for Middlesbrough carers. PAM Assist is a free and confidential emotional and well-being counselling support service. That simply means that PAM offers a really fantastic, friendly, qualified person on the other end of a phone. PAM also gives you the opportunity to text them – any time, day or night – or even to make an appointment to go and see them. Download poster.
- Visit: www.pamassist.co.uk or download the PAM Assist app.
- Username: mbcsupport
- Password: mbcsupport1
- For more information on PAM Assist and its services, contact: email@example.com
Local Authority support
Both Middlesbrough Council and Redcar and Cleveland Council provide a range of services to support, inform and advise local carers. Click on your local authority to find out how they can assist you:
Useful information and signposting:
- Mental well-being
- Physical health
- Financial support
- Time off from your caring role
- Dementia Services- Middlesbrough and Redcar & Cleveland
More local services that can assist you:
Branches Middlesbrough (Peer Support)- Branches were set up to support people who are affected by others' use of drugs and alcohol. We are a peer-led support group where you can talk to others who are or have experienced feelings similar to your own. Weekly group meeting: Thursday, Wilko's cafe, Middlesbrough, 11-1pm. Phone: 07934 104283 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Contact Listening Ear Service- Free, confidential support over the phone with the Family Support Adviser for parents and carers of children with neurodevelopmental needs. Book appointment: contact-tees.eventbrite.co.uk For more info: Telephone: 0800 2540 890 Email: email@example.com
Citizens Advice Bureau- Providing free, confidential and impartial advice. Their goal is to help everyone find a way forward, whatever problem they face. Citizens Advice Redcar & Cleveland- Adviceline: 03444 111 444 Telephone: 01642030000 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Middlesbrough Citizens Advice Bureau- Telephone: 01642 802282 Adviceline: 0344 499 4110 E-mail: email@example.com. Website contact form: www.mcab.org.uk/contact#contact-form-section
Down’s Syndrome North East The leading organisation for the help and support of all people with Down’s Syndrome and their families and friends. Offer support in Teesside. Telephone: 0870 765 2121 Text: 07740511814 Email: Contact@DSNE.org.uk
Healthwatch South Tees is the operating name for Healthwatch Redcar & Cleveland and Healthwatch Middlesbrough. Healthwatch is the independent champion for people who use health and social care services. Telephone: 0800 118 1691 between the hours of 09:00 – 17:00 Monday to Friday Text service: 07451288789 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
MAIN offers advice and support to families who have a child or young adult with an Autistic Spectrum Condition and those with disabilities. MAIN also provide short breaks enabling increased chances of independence and reduced reliability on the welfare state. Telephone: 01642 608012 E-mail: email@example.com
Parents 4 Change is committed to ensuring that parents and carers of children and young people with disabilities and special educational needs are involved as equal partners in decision-making with local education, social care, health and voluntary agencies. Telephone: 07975621843 or 01642 956742 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
SEND Family Voice Redcar & Cleveland Email: email@example.com SEND Family Voice is the recognised and funded parent carer forum for Redcar and Cleveland, whose aim is to create a strong and represented community of families who have children and young people with special educational needs. Download a membership form: SEND Family Voice RC membership form
The South Tees SENDiass The South Tees SENDiass offers free impartial, confidential information and advice for children and young people aged 0-25 and their parents and carers where a child or young person has or may have special educational needs or disability. Phone: 07923 241142 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
ReGenerate- Hope For Autism Run by successful autistic adults, for all autistic children, young people and adults - We provide flexible, ongoing support, using various exercises and activities to overcome anxiety and sensory challenges. Email: email@example.com
Take Heart Support Group Teesside (Take Heart). Take Heart provide guided exercise (led by trained tutors) and social activities for people with heart problems across the South Tees area. Text only: 07514656130 Online email form: here
Teesside Stroke Club. Support is provided through exercise classes which are tailored to the needs and abilities of each individual member. An important part of our club is to improve the confidence of stroke survivors through socialising with members who can empathise with their situation this is also a useful support mechanism for carers. Exercise sessions are delivered in Middlesbrough but are available for individuals and their carers across Teesside. Telephone: 07977137836 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
We Are With You. Free, confidential advice and support for Redcar & Cleveland adults and young people about their own or a loved one's drug and alcohol use. Telephone: 0300 3033781 Online chat Mon to Fri 9am-9pm Sat & Sun 10am- 4pm.