Supporting Carers from cultural backgrounds living in Sunderland

We understand that carers from different ethnic, religious and cultural backgrounds may have specific needs for support around their caring role – there may be a need for help around languages, or help with services that do not fully understand the things that are important to the carer and their community. For many within our multi-cultural communities, a lack of self-identification as ‘a carer’ places barriers in accessing information, advice, guidance and support that may help them in their caring role.

To help break down some of the barriers that those carers face, our new website can be translated into a range of languages. We can also offer interpretation services to enable carers to access our one to one support (in partnership with North East Refugee Service).

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What Carers from the BME community have said about us…

“The Carers Centre provides a break from isolation. It is surprising how isolated you can get as a carer. You can make friends through the Centre and people accept you as you are.”

“The Carers Centre has helped put the correct service in place and now things are improving. I know I can request leaflets in different languages if needed.”

“I was very distressed about the condition of my son’s diagnosis. The Carers Centre has helped and guided me through every difficult journey we have been through. Coming to the Carers Group in Sunderland is like coming home”.

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