Support For Carers
If you provide unpaid care for an adult with a disability or health problem you might need support to help you look after your own health and wellbeing.
We can arrange for an assessment of your needs to help you continue in your role as carer, even if the person you care for does not receive care and support from Adult Social Care.
You do not have to live in the borough as long as the person needing care and support lives in Redcar & Cleveland.
The type of support available includes
- Information and advice including financial and legal
- Support groups
- Activities and events
- Breaks from caring
Carers assessments are carried out on the Councils behalf by Carers Together, a local organisation based in Redcar.
Carers Together is a registered charity dedicated to improving the quality of life for carers. It offers 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.
You can contact Carers Together directly to arrange an assessment or to request other information and advice about being a carer. Alternatively, you can contact us.
Tel: 01642 488977
23 Queen Street Redcar TS10 1AB
Redcar & Cleveland Borough Council are proud supporters of Carers Week. There are a number of events taking place throughout the week as we celebrate the amazing work carers do throughout the borough. The full list is available below.
Monday 10th June: Local carer support charity Carers Together will be on Zetland FM at 10am along with Age UK Teesside to talk about life as a carer and the support that is available to carers across the borough.
Tuesday 11th June: Carers Together are launching a new male carers activity group at Flatts Lane Visitor Centre from 12pm – 3pm. The group will meet monthly, offering a range of activities to be decided following input from group members.
Location: The Visitor Centre, Flatts Lane, Normanby, Middlesbrough, Tees Valley, TS6 0NN
Pre-booking is required for catering numbers. Please call Carers Together on (01642) 488977
Wednesday 12th June: Carers Afternoon Tea Party, 2pm – 4pm. Carers Together will be hosting a traditional tea party in the marquee at Westfield Farm.
Location: Westfield Farm, The Green, Dormanstown TS10 5NA
Pre-booking for this event is required. Please call Carers Together on (01642) 488977
Thursday 13th June: Redcar & Cleveland Mind's Something in Mind café on is hosting a social space for all carers to come along and speak to staff about the new Carer Support Service in Redcar & Cleveland. The open event will run from 10am – 2pm and there will be information and resources available on carer services as well as taster wellbeing activities for all including a sing-a-long with the One Voice Choir. There will be contributions from the following services: Age UK Teesside (older person's support), The Junction Foundation (young carers service), Carers Together (adult carer support service, Redcar & Cleveland Mind (mental health charity), Beyond Housing (offering a range of information on assistive technologies for carers), Redcar & Cleveland Handyman Service (help with domestic adaptations).
Location: 6-8 West Dyke Road, Redcar TS10 1DZ
Contact for more information: Redcar & Cleveland Mind – (01642) 296052
Thursday 13th June: Carers Information drop in at The Bridge Care Centre from 1.30pm - 4.30pm.
Location: Bridge Care Centre, Elysium Neurological, Lower East Street, Middlesbrough. TS2 1SW
No need to pre-book, just drop by.