We have dedicated teams to support different types of carer
The right place for the right support at the right time…
Sunderland Carers Centre recognises that information, advice and guidance provided at the earliest possible stage can prevent more complex support needs developing.
As such, we developed a tiered approach to our services – Tier 1, 2 and 3 ensures carers, their families, professionals and the community receive a rapid and comprehensive response.
A tiered approach…
Support options via a team of Carer and Family Support Link Workers, including Adult Carers, Young Carers, Parent Carers and Crisis Intervention:
- Advocacy and liaison support for carers within social care, health, safeguarding, education and other organisations
- Ongoing support, assisted signposting and community navigation to carers experiencing complex caring roles and crisis situations, including promotion of resilience and self-care models
- Facilitation of carer peer support groups and events
Adult Carer Team (Adults looking after adults)
If you look after an adult, ongoing support is available from our Adult Carer Team.
Working across the city, the support offered by the Team is designed to be super-accessible can be arranged to take place at locations most convenient to the carer. The Team works holistically to ensure carers and their families receive the best support possible.
Carers Assessment Team
We have a dedicated team that carries out statutory carers assessments on behalf of the local authority.
An assessment helps us and the local authority establish what support you quality for in your role as unpaid carer. The Carers Assessment Team will discuss with you how your responsibilities affect you and, through the assessment, create a tailored package of support to help you carry on providing care.