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News Archive November 2015

Parent Carer Information Bulletin December 2015

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

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Carers Rights Day - Friday 20th November 2015

Carers Rights Day logoThank you to everyone who dropped in to our Carers Rights Day Open Day and helped us celebrate 21 years of campaigning for carers' rights in Sunderland.

If you were unable to attend you can find out more about carers' rights in the new Carers Rights Guide by Carers UK.

Click here to view


100 Voices Survey for Family Carers of People with a Learning Disability

Inclusion North logoInclusion North is carrying out a survey on behalf of the Learning Disabilities North East Partnership Board.

The responses will be used to gather views to influence local authorities and clinical commissioning groups as well as informing the work of the Learning Disabilities North East Partnership Boad.

Click here to take part

The closing date is Monday 21st December 2015.


Sunderland Health Forum

Meetings for the public to talk about working together to make care at home better for you.

Come along to hear the plans and to share your views.

Tuesday 24th November
6pm - 8pm
Stadium of Light, Sunderland SR5 1SU

Wednesday 25th November
10.30am - 12.30pm
Bede Tower, Burdon Road, Sunderland SR2 7EA

To register click here or call (0191) 217 2670.


Parent Carers Christmas Meal

Thursday 3rd December

12 noon

The Italian Kitchen, Thompson Road, Southwick

3 courses for £13.95

If you are a parent or carer of a child with special educational needs and disabilities aged up to 25 and would like to attend our Christmas Meal please contact the Carers' Centre on (0191) 549 3768 to book your place.  Please also give us your menu choice.

Click here to view the menu


Supporting SEND: Transition to Uni - Parents' Evening

Supporting SEND logoWednesday 20th January

5pm - 7.30pm

Northumbria University

The North East Raising Aspiration Partnership is holding a Parents' Evening called Supporting SEND: Transition to Uni at Northumbria University to highlight the support services available for young people's progression through to Higher Education.

The evening is for parents and carers who have young people in Year 11 and above, with expert staff available to inform you of the available support at Higher Education and Disabled Students Allowance (DSA). There will also be a variety of optional workshops aimed to equip you with enough information to assist your young person at this important time.

Click here for more information and to book


Annual General Meeting

Stuart Bain addresses the AGMThank you to all the carers and partners from other agencies who attended our AGM today at The Place.

Thank you also to Stuart Bain (pictured) and Carol Freeman, who completed their terms as Chair and Vice Chair of the Board of Sunderland Carers' Centre after six years.

Click here to read our Annual Report


Valuing Carers 2015

A new report by Carers UK reveals that carers in the UK save the economy £132 billion per year.

In Sunderland carers save the economy £736 million per year.

Click here to read the report


Open Day on Carers Rights Day

Carers Rights Day logoSunderland Carers' Centre invites you to our

Open Day on Carers Rights Day

Friday 20th November

Drop in any time between 11am - 2pm

No need to book, just drop in on the day

Click here for more information


Sunderland Carers' Centre Newsletter November 2015

The November 2015 edition of the Sunderland Carers' Centre Newsletter is now available.

This edition includes articles on:

  • Open Day on Carers Rights Day
  • Chief Executive Officer Update
  • Goodbye lunch for Eibhlin
  • Garden Group
  • Caring with Confidence

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Parent Carer Group Survey

Do you care for a child or young person with special educational needs and / or disabilities aged 0 - 25?

Please help us plan the future of our parent carer groups by completing our short online survey below.

We would like to hear from all parents whether you attend our groups or not.  We would like to know why some parents are able to attend and why others cannot.

Click here to take part

Thank you for your help.