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News Archive October 2011

* Please note that the consultation session below has been cancelled.  It will be rearranged to take place in the new year.  The new date will be publicised in the January 2012 Newsletter and on this website at the beginning of January.

Nexus - Bus Route Consultation

Nexus are currently wanting people's views on bus routes in the city and a special session has been organised to hear the views of carers.

The session will take place on Thursday 17th November, 10.30am - 12 noon, at Sunderland Carers' Centre, 12 Toward Road, Sunderland SR1 2QF.

Please come along and give your views.

If you would like to attend please contact Sunderland Carers' Centre on (0191) 567 3232.


Carers Rights Day logoCarers Rights Day Campaign 2011 – Get involved!

This year Carers Rights Day is on Friday 2nd December and we need as many carers as possible to get involved in a number of events taking place across the city before, during and after the day itself.

The theme of the events will be about the way social care services are changing, giving people who need care, their families and carers more choice and control over the support they receive. This is called ‘Self-directed support’ and you may be wondering how it is going to affect you and the person or people you care for.

If you are new to caring the events will be a great opportunity to pick up important information about services to help you in your caring role as well as the person you look after... anything from getting a break from your caring role, planning for emergencies if you were unable to care, employment rights if you work and care, benefits and financial information, reablement at home enabling people to live independently... and a whole lot more!

Click here for more information

Click here to view the Carers Rights Day leaflet


We'ar Vision, We'ar Hear Sensory Exhibition

Wednesday 9th November, 10am - 4pm

Banqueting Suite, Stadium of Light

Sunderland and North Duham Royal Society for the Blind, in conjunction with Health, Housing and Adult Services, is holding this sensory exhibition.

Admission is free.

There will be a wide range of stands, comprising of companies and businesses for the visually and hearing impaired, service providers and charities. Sunderland Carers' Centre will be there with an information stand.

Equipment demonstrations as well as advice and information will be available.

Free transport is available from Cowan Terrace, beside Park Lane Interchange. Sighted guide support is also available for the visually impaired.

For details call (0191) 567 3939.


Sunderland Carers' Centre's Newsletter November 2011

The latest edition of Sunderland Carers' Centre's Newsletter is now available.

The edition includes articles on:

  • Carers Rights Day 2011
  • Christmas Coffee Morning
  • Christmas Closing Dates
  • Carers Information Card
  • New Carers' Centre Update

Click here to view


Parent Carer Information Bulletin November 2011

The latest edition of the Parent Carer Information Bulletin is now available - click here to view


Defend The Hardest Hit In Sunderland

Carers and the people they care for are invited to a public meeting to examine the impact of Government policy and cuts to disabled people.

Friday 21st October at 6.30pm
Council Chamber, Sunderland Civic Centre, Burdon Road, Sunderland SR2 7DN

Buffet provided.

There will be speakers representing a range of campaigning disability charities, joined by trade union representatives and Julie Elliott MP, Member of Parliament for Sunderland.

For more information or to book a place contact Neil Foster - email or phone (0191) 227 5554.

The meeting is one of the many events organised across the country as part of the Hardest Hit Campaign protesting against cuts to disability benefits and services.

There is also a March and Rally in Newcastle on Saturday 22nd October - click here for more details.

For more information about the Hardest Hit Campaign click here.


Carers' Halloween Party

We would like carers to join us at our Carers' Halloween Party to be held on Thursday 27th October at Fulwell Fireman's Club, 7pm - 11pm.

Tickets cost £4 and are available from Sunderland Carers' Centre reception, 12 Toward Road, Sunderland SR1 2QF.  Cash only.

Click here for more information