Useful information

We have pulled together some information and resources that you will hopefully find useful relating to your caring role and your own well-being.

Below is a list of resources from external organisations. You can click on section headers for more specific information on a range of topics including financial help, health and wellbeing and training.

Caring for a loved one can be a completely unique experience for every carer. It can be helpful to access specific information if the person you look after has a health condition. Here are some useful resources that may help.

Brain injury

Cancer

Macmillan Cancer Support.

Dementia

Age UK Teesside Dementia Advice Service 

Services available from Age UK Teesside- Drop-in advice sessions, support groups for people living with dementia, support groups for carers, welfare benefits advice, lasting power of attorney/ deputyship and maintenance cognitive stimulation therapy.

Age UK Teesside's Dementia Advisor Service is a comprehensive service for people diagnosed with Dementia, their carers, professionals supporting clients with dementia and anyone wanting to learn more. This service is open to all ages. The service offers group sessions for people who have a diagnosis of Dementia or Alzheimer's and their carers. The groups give carers some much-needed respite time to enjoy a cup of tea/coffee and a chat with others in a similar position, whilst the person with a diagnosis enjoys activities and socialising in a secure environment.  

The service offers drop-in advice sessions to those who have a diagnosis of Dementia/Alzheimer’s and their carers. The sessions are designed to offer as much advice and support as we can through our Dementia Advisors. We can also refer and signpost to other organisations or those within Age UK Teesside if you require support beyond our abilities.

Redcar & Cleveland Service

Please call Sarah Elliot on 07835 701664 for further information.

For the latest activities and groups click here.

Middlesbrough Service

Please contact Sophie Armstrong on 01642805500 or 07719029674 for further information.

Woodside Resource Centre, Cavendish Road, Middlesbrough, TS4 3EB. 

For the latest activities and groups click here.

 

RDA Unicorn Centre offer a session, Tea with a Pony, to anyone living with Dementia and their carer. You are invited to join the Unicorn Centre every 3rd Thursday of the month for demonstrations, to meet the ponies and enjoy tea and cake at the Unicorn Centre in Hemlington. The sessions are £5 per person and need to be pre-booked by contacting the RDA Unicorn Centre team on 01642 576222.

Tea with a pony poster

Epilepsy

Epilepsy Society

Motor Neurone Disease

Motor Neurone Disease Association

Parkinsons

Parkinsons UK

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