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News Archive December 2015

Christmas Closing Dates

Sunderland Carers’ Centre will be closed from 1pm Wednesday 23rd December 2015 until 9am Monday 4th January 2016.

If you feel stressed and need support during this time you could ring one of the following services:

Initial Response Team

(Northumberland, Tyne and Wear NHS Foundation Trust)
Tel: 0303 123 1145
24 hours a day, weekends and bank holidays

The Samaritans
Tel: 116 123 (free from both landlines and mobiles)
24 hours a day, weekends and bank holidays

Mental Health Matters Helpline
Tel: 0800 013 0626
From 5pm to 9am weekdays and 24 hours at weekends and Bank Holidays

Please note we will be unable to respond to any messages or queries sent via Facebook and Twitter between 24th December 2015 and 4th January 2016.

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


All Together Sunderland Public Events

All Together Better Public Event in Washington"All Together Better" is about improving how health, social care and community services work together to provide a better service to you.

Come along to one of the public events below to find out how to get involved and discuss the new integrated NHS care model for Sunderland.

For more details please click on the links below:

Washington Event - Wednesday 20th January 2016

Sunderland West Event - Friday 22nd January 2016

Coalfields Event - Wednesday 3rd February 2016

Sunderland North Event - Wednesday 10th February 2016

All events 1pm - 3pm

To book a place phone The Patient and Public Engagement Team on (0191) 514 8322 or click here to email


Young Carers Awareness Day Survey

Young Carer Awareness Day logoCarers Trust wants to find out what it is like being a young carer or young adult carer.

If you are a young carer or young adult carer please take part in this very short survey.

Click here to take part

The closing date is Friday 11th December.


All Together Better - "Better Health and Care for Sunderland"

Public events across the city

Age UK Sunderland would like to invite older people and those with long term conditions and their carers to attend their public events where they will tell you about a totally new approach to delivering Health and Care services in Sunderland using local community integrated teams in 5 locations across the City in Coalfields, Washington, North, East and West.

Click here for more details

To book your place phone (0191) 514 8322 or click here to email


Carers Trust Strategy Review with Carers

Carers Trust logoCarers Trust, the UK’s largest carers charity, are developing a working and inclusive strategy for carers that will enable them to provide more support to the UK’s seven million carers over the coming years. More and more people are becoming unpaid carers every day but the support they need is not keeping pace with growing demands.

They are inviting carers from all parts of the UK to take part in their planning process and would like to hear from a broad group of carers to help shape the future of the charity.

Please take part in this short survey - click here

The closing date is 13th January 2016.


Closure for Staff Training

Sunderland Carers' Centre will be closed on Wednesday 2nd December 2015 for staff training.