19A Lowthian Road, Hartlepool, TS24 8BH

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01429 283095

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Social Opportunities

Types of care support

Here at Hartlepool Carers we are all about having fun around our caring roles.

Led by carers we host many weekly activities for example

  • Lunches
  • Coffee Mornings
  • Craft Sessions
  • Male Carers Group
  • Friendship social Group
  • Poetry Group


We work with you to ensure the sessions which are on offer are meaningful to you. We also know it can be difficult to access sessions without the person you care for, so we would love to meet them too!

Take a look at our events section for up to date activities.

Adult Carer Support

We have a dedicated Team that offers emotional and practical support to adult carers. We would be delighted to see you at one of the many events we hold, please see our events section.

We can then talk about what might make your life easier and how you can get more help, or if you prefer we can arrange a time and place where we can meet up and talk about what your needs are.

And remember… you’re not on your own and we will do everything we can to help you.

Young Adult Carer Support

Are you aged between 18-25 years old and providing care to loved ones?

We have a dedicated Team that offers emotional and practical support to young adult carers. We have lots of fun and lively activities available please see our events section.

We can then talk about what might make your life easier and how you can get more help, or if you prefer we can arrange a time and place where we can meet up and talk about what your needs are.

And remember… you’re not on your own and we will do everything we can to help you.

Young Carer Support

Carers from ages 5 to 18 are known as young carers and often take on practical and/or emotional caring responsibilities that would normally be expected of an adult. The tasks undertaken can vary according to the nature of the illness or disability, the level, and frequency of need for care and the structure of the family as a whole.

A young carer may do some or all of the following:

  • Practical tasks, such as cooking, housework, and shopping.
  • Physical care, such as lifting, helping a parent on stairs, or physiotherapy.
  • Personal care, such as dressing, washing, helping with toileting needs.
  • Managing the family budget, collecting benefits and prescriptions.
  • Administering medication.
  • Looking after or “parenting” younger siblings.
  • Emotional support.
  • Interpreting, due to a hearing or speech impairment or because English is not the family’s first language.
  • Some young carers may undertake high levels of care, whereas for others it may be frequent low levels of care. Either can impact heavily on a child or young
    person
  • We will arrange a time and place where we can meet up and talk about what your needs are.
  • Speaking to us does not mean that you will be taken into care or that your parents will be in trouble. We are here to offer advice, support, and information for you and your family.
  • All information you share with us is confidential (unless you are at risk of harm). This means that we won’t tell anyone like parents, teachers, social workers, or friends without talking to you about it first.
  • We just need your parent or guardian to sign a consent form so that you will be able to come out with us.
  • Give advice and support if you have any problems such as personal or health problems or bullying that you want to talk about in confidence.
  • Organise free events and activities so you can get out and enjoy yourself and also meet other young carers who may be going through a similar experience to you.
  • If you have problems with school, then we can talk to your school to help them understand your situation and become more flexible with school work and homework.
  • Help you with any problems you may have with social services or health authorities.
  • Give you information about the condition of the person you care for, what their medication does to them, and details of other organisations who can help and support you.
  • If you have any special hobbies or interests we can try and arrange for you to continue with these.
  • Organise young carers’ help groups which may help with feelings of low self-esteem, anxiety or lack of confidence

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Additional support options

Tailored to your individual circumstances

We also have groups which are not age specific but instead tailor to individual needs for those who may feel more comfortable with others who are in a similar situation.

That’s not to say that attendees are restricted to these activities – they are more than welcome to attend any of our activities that they wish.

Life after caring

We recognise that it can be difficult when you lose the loved one you have been caring for. Whether your loved one has moved into long-term care or passed away. We work in partnership with bereavement support services and can help guide you through this time in your life.

We also have a dedicated group that meet weekly to chat, have a cuppa and share their stories. Although this is a difficult time, we do have some fun activities, please see our events section.

Please call us on 01429 283095 and we would be more than happy to help.

Male Carers Group

A group for male carers and their cared for. Chat with other male carers, attend excursions and activities and hear from speakers on a number of issues.

For more information call 01429 283095 or email staff@hartlepoolcarers.org.uk

Care for a Call

A newly developed service providing carers with a weekly 30 min call from one of our dedicated Carer Ambassadors. This service is open to all Adult Carers and Ex-Carers and is completely free of charge.

It is good to talk, make new friendships, and share what you have been up to.

We try to match you with Ambassadors with similar interests and experiences, so you can enjoy sharing a good giggle.

If you would like to become a Care for a Call Ambassador please complete and return the below application form to sarah.rowntree@hartlepoolcarers.org.uk

If you would like to receive a weekly call from an Ambassador please complete and return the below application form to sarah.rowntree@hartlepoolcarers.org.uk

To find out more give us a call on 01429 283095 and ask to speak to Sarah Rowntree.

About Hartlepool Carers

Hartlepool Carers are assisting directly and linking people with other organisations when more appropriate, to ensure every carer gets the support they require.

Contact

01429 283095

19A Lowthian Road,
Hartlepool, TS24 8BH

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