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News Archive December 2014

Christmas Closing Dates

Sunderland Carers’ Centre will be closed from 12.30pm Wednesday 24th December until 9am Monday 5th January.

If you feel stressed and need support during this time you could ring the Mental Health Matters Helpline tel: 0800 013 0626 from 5pm to 9am weekdays and 24 hours at weekends and Bank Holidays, or The Samaritans tel: 08457 90 90 90 anytime.

If you feel that you do need to speak to the Carers’ Centre, staff have volunteered to monitor the answerphone on Monday 29th, Tuesday 30th and Wednesday 31st December and Friday 2nd January. Your message will be picked up and dealt with if it is urgent.

Please note we will be unable to respond to any messages or queries sent via facebook and twitter between 24th December and 5th January.

Wishing you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.


Carers Coffee Evening

Join us at our first Carers Coffee Evening of 2015 on:

Wednesday 7th January

6.30pm - 8pm

at Sunderland Carers' Centre, Thompson Park

All carers welcome.


Parent Carer Information Bulletin January 2015

The new edition of the Parent Carer Information Bulletin is now available.

Click here to view


NHS England Developing Patient Leaders Programme

Do you want to get more involved in your local health community, working in partnership with health professionals to improve services?

Do you want to learn how to build effective relationships with other patients or any of those involved in health care delivery?

Do you want to develop your understanding of what patient leadership is and what it means to health services?

Places are available on the Developing Patient Leaders Programme.

For more details click on the links below:

Developing Patient Leaders - Training Flyer

Developing Patient Leaders - Application Form

Developing Patient Leaders - Supporting Documentation


Job Vacancy at Sunderland Carers' Centre

Sunderland Carers' Centre has a job vacancy for a part-time Essence Carers' Support Worker (17.5 hours per week).

Click here for more information and an application form

Closing date for returned application forms:

12 noon on Friday 9th January 2015