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News Archive June 2015

Jim RobsonWell done Jim!

Congratulations to Sunderland Carers' Centre volunteer and carer Jim Robson on winning the national Carers Trust Marsh Award for Carers 2015.

The Marsh Award recognises carers or former carers who have contributed to supporting other carers through volunteering.


Sainsbury's Charity of the Year - Please vote for us

Sunderland Carers’ Centre (Young Carers) has been chosen as one of the Charity of the Year nominations for Sainsbury’s Fulwell store and we now need your votes.

Please vote for us by clicking on the link below. Type in your postcode, select the Fulwell store and then vote for us.

The charity with the most votes will be selected and supported by the store over the next 12 months through fundraising and volunteering.


Parent Carer Information Bulletin July 2015

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

Click here to view


Celebration Walk 2015

Congratulations to everyone who took part in the Sunderland Care and Support Celebration Walk at Herrington Country Park in aid of Sunderland Carers' Centre, Grace House and Age UK Sunderland.

A great morning. A big thank you from the Carers' Centre.


Stephen and Carl's 1000 mile Charity Challenge

In July 2015 Stephen Roberts and Carl Hackles are cycling 1000 miles from Lands End to John O'Groats over 6 days to raise money for Sunderland Young Carers, Forward Assist and MacMillan Cancer Research. They have set a target of raising £8000!

Stephen and Carl are asking people to make a donation and guess how long it will take them to do the 1000 miles in hours, minutes and seconds. They have prizes for those who guess closest.  Below are the links to their facebook page and fundraising page.

Sunderland Carers' Centre would like to thank Stephen and Carl for undertaking this amazing challenge in order to raise funds on behalf of our work with young carers.

Please show them your support and give a donation. Thank you.


Essence Newsletter Essence Service logo

The Essence Service is a new service provided by Age UK Sunderland and Sunderland Carers' Centre to support people recently diagnosed with dementia and their carers across all areas of the City of Sunderland.

The service works with many organisations including The Alzheimer’s Society, Hetton New Dawn, Action on Dementia and the Bangladeshi International Centre.

The service has published its first newsletter to tell people about its work.

Click here to read the newsletter


Carers Week 2015 - Thank you Sainsbury's

Sunderland Carers' Centre would like to thank Sainsbury's Fulwell, North, Silksworth and Washington stores for their fantastic support during Carers Week.

Sainsbury's have supported the week in lots of ways including sponsoring the Canine Companions winners' prizes; providing afternoon tea for carers; and allowing us to meet carers in store as part of our Carers Week Information Roadshow.


Caring and Social Isolation

21st anniversary logo8 in 10 carers in Sunderland feel socially isolated

Today at the Canine Companions Dog of the Year Show Sunderland Carers' Centre revealed the findings of an online survey completed by 91 carers about how they are affected by social isolation.

80% of these carers said they feel alone, lonely or isolated some or all of the time.

One of the aims of Sunderland Carers' Centre's 21st anniversary year is to raise awareness about the impact that social isolation can have on carers in Sunderland.

Click here to find out more

If you are a carer who feels isolated and would like support please contact the Carers' Centre on (0191) 549 3768.


Congratulations Canine Companions!

Canine CompanionsToday Sunderland Carers' Centre held its Canine Companions Dog of the Year Show in the Carers' Centre garden.

The Mayor, Cllr Barry Curran and Mayoress, Mrs Carol Curran presented rosettes to each dog and announced the winners.

Skye, a 2 year old Border Collie, was the Canine Companions winner chosen by carers and supporters on our website and Facebook page.  Skye was nominated by Wendy Hackles.

Thank you to everyone who voted.

Mollie and Huey, 10 and 8 year old West Highland White Terriers, are the Canine Companions winners chosen by Sunderland Carers' Centre.  Mollie and Huey were nominated by Susan Todd.

Well done to all our Canine Companions - you are amazing.

A brilliant and unforgettable afternoon.


Carers Week at Beamish

Would you and the person you care for like to visit Beamish during Carers Week (8 - 14 June 2015)?

If so, we have a voucher which will admit one adult at £6 (this is the person you care for) and one carer (you) free of charge.

Click here for the voucher


Job Vacancies at Sunderland Carers' Centre

Sunderland Carers' Centre is looking to recruit enthusiastic, flexible and committed staff to the following posts:

Data and Research Assistant - 35 hours per week

Carer Support Worker (Mental Health) - 35 hours per week

Click here for more information and an application form

Closing date for returned application forms:

12 noon on Friday 26th June 2015


Carers Week Information Roadshow

Carers Week logoWe will be out and about at various venues across the city during Carers Week (8 - 14 June 2015).

Why not come along and find out how we can help you in your caring role.

Click here for details of where we will be visiting

To keep up-to-date with what's happening during Carers Week in Sunderland please like us on facebook or follow us on twitter.