Action on Dementia Sunderland
Action on Dementia Sunderland is a voluntary organisation that was formed to provide within the City of Sunderland to people who have dementia and their families, carers and friends.
Age UK Sunderland
Age UK Sunderland helps older people in the area to get more out of later life. It offers a range of services including free information and advice on eating well, being active, learning new skills, sorting out money and benefits, and volunteering. Anyone over 50 years of age can access its services.
This website includes information for carers, news and campaigns, a directory, publications and a section for professionals.
Carewell: Energy to Care
Created by Carers UK and Bupa, this website aims to improve the health and wellbeing of carers. It brings together personal tips from carers as well as expert advice on stress, sleep, eating well and moving more.
Care with Nutrition
Carers UK and Nutricia have set up this resource website for carers to easily access information on good nutrition for them and the people they care for.
Cinema Exhibitors Association Card
The CEA card entitles the card holder to one free ticket for a person accompanying them to the cinema, provided a full price ticket is purchased for the card holder. You can apply for the card if you receive Disability Living Allowance or Attendance Allowance or registered as a blind person. The card is issued to the person who requires assistance to enjoy the cinema. In this way, there is no restriction on the accompanying person, family, friend, care worker etc. as long as they are capable of offering the required assistance and are aged over 16. The card costs £5.50.
City Hospitals Sunderland NHS Foundation Trust
This website has a wide range of information on the hospital services provided by the acute trust. There is also a free health information section with information on medical conditions, national support groups, healthy living and useful websites.
Contact a Family
Contact a Family provides advice, information and support to the parents of all disabled children. This website includes an A - Z of conditions, with medical information on disabilities and rare disorders and details of support groups, and a wide range of publications which are free to download on all aspects of caring for a disabled child.
Find a counsellor near you. The Counselling Directory website only lists counsellors and psychotherapists who are registered with a recognised professional body or those who have provided copies of their qualifications and insurance cover. There is also a section 'Therapy Frequently Asked Questions'.
The latest information and services from the government.
GOV.UK - Information for Disabled People and their Carers
The latest information and services from the government. The 'Disabled People' section includes information for carers.
Disabled Motorists Federation
The Disabled Motorists Federation (DMF) gives advice to disabled people and their carers on issues relating to motoring and transport matters and has a membership scheme. Sunderland Carers' Centre is an associate member of the DMF which entitles Sunderland carers to be eligible for all the benefits of membership - click here for more details.
Families Information Service Sunderland
Sunderland Families Information Service provides information to parents and carers about all aspects of family life. The service offers help, advice and signposting to other organisations.
H.O.P.S : Healing Opportunities
HOPS: Healing Opportunities offers quality complimentary healthcare to carers and others who need stress relief and some easing of pain.
Life Card - Sunderland City Council
Life card holders receive discounts and special promotions at Sunderland's leisure centres, sports facilities and Wellness Centres. if you are a young person aged 3 - 18 and living in Sunderland you can receive a Life card for free. Adult cards cost from £2. If you receive carers allowance, income support or other benefits the cost is £2.
Mental Health Matters Helpline
A confidential service staffed by trained and experienced helpline workers offering emotional support and guidance to people out of office hours.
Telephone / Freephone 0800 013 0626
Opening times: 5pm - 9am weekdays, 24 hours weekends and bank holidays.
Mental Health Matters Time Online
Do you find the idea of talking on the phone about your problems difficult? Mental Health Matters offers an online chat service in the Sunderland area. Click on the link above to go to the Mental Health Matters website then click on the live support icon.
Northumberland, Tyne and Wear NHS Foundation Trust
This website has information on the range of mental health, learning disability and specialist services offered by the trust. It also includes a patient information section, including leaflets, directories, self-help guides and useful websites.
Rough Guide to Accessible Britain - Family Days Out
This free online guide, produced in collaboration with Motability, features reviews of over 75 accessible venues, attractions and days out across the UK. Blue Badge and Disabled Persons Railcard holders can also order a printed copy of the guide book for free through the website.
ShARP provides a range of services that include advice and guidance (welfare benefits, debt management, housing, employment and energy), training and employment support.
Sibs - Support for adult siblings
Sibs is a project that supports adult siblings who have grown up with a disabled brother or sister. Sibs offers support with adult sibling issues; has an online forum for adult siblings and a one-to-one buddy network service for adult siblings who have similar experiences; and has information on its website on a range of issues that concern adult siblings.
South of Tyne and Wear NHS Trust
The primary care trust's website includes a Your Health section which provides advice, information and links to further sources of support, to help you look after your health, and a service directory for you to find your local hospitals, walk-in centres, GPs, dentists, pharmacists etc.
This website has been launched by Sunderland City Council and its partners to signpost people with autism in Sunderland to the range of local services available to help them find a job.
Sunderland Carers' Management Board
The Carers’ Management Board is comprised of carers whose family members live in 16 small group homes across Sunderland. These homes used to be run by Northumberland Tyne and Wear Mental Health Trust (NTW) but are currently run by Care Support Sunderland Ltd. The Carers’ Management Board acts as a scrutiny committee to bring areas of concern or of good practice within the homes of their family members to the attention of the Local Authority.
Sunderland City Council
Information about services provided by Sunderland City Council, including sections on advice and benefits, education and learning, housing, leisure and culture, and health and social care.
Sunderland Disabled Children
This website provides information, advice, support and guidance for disabled children with a range of disabilities, young people and their families living in Sunderland.
Sunderland's Safeguarding Adults Partnership
Sunderland's Safeguarding Adults Partnership is made up of a wide range of statutory, independent and voluntary agencies and organisations, all working together to keep adults, particularly those who are more vulnerable, safe from the risk of abuse or harm. This website provides information about what you should do if you have concerns that someone may be at risk of abuse.
This website has sections on what is a carer?, getting help, carers chat, Carers' Centres, money and benefits, and news.
Carers Trust - Professionals
Information aimed at anyone working professionally with carers. It includes sections on health, social care and young carers.
Turn2us - to access benefits and grants
This website has a free and confidential benefits checker, which carers can use to make sure they are claiming everything they are entitled to, and a grants database giving access to more than 3,500 charitable funds.
Young Carers Net
This website is for young carers aged under 19 and offers support and advice.