Do you care for someone who cannot manage on their own because of an illness or frailty or who is suffering from a physical or mental disability, or from substance abuse?
Do you look after a friend or relative with alcohol or substance misuse issues?
If the answer is YES then Gateshead Carers Association can help you cope with the difficult issues encountered in your caring role.
Due to the stigma often attached to those with alcohol or substance misuse issues many carers do not come forward for support. However, it is important to know that help is available for you in Gateshead.
Gateshead Carers are looking for carers of those affected by someone’s alcohol or substance misuse problem to join a peer support group, offering carers’ the opportunity to meet and share experiences with others in a similar situation.
If you are interested in joining this group or would like to find out more about carer support, please contact Gateshead Carers Alcohol & Substance Misuse Carer Support on 0191 4900 121
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If you are a carer, please inform the surgery so we can be sure you know about the resources available to you.
Are you a Military Veteran?
Veteran’s services available within Gateshead.
The armed forces community support, who help with such things as housing, benefits and health etc. These also offer visits from outreach workers for help and support.
The veteran’s wellbeing service, a 24 hour helpline for veterans.
The veteran’s wellbeing assessment & liaison service, who deal with mental health,.
The Gateshead veterans and families hub which is ran by the armed services community support, where they hold a coffee morning and different days with the veterans, their family and the outreach workers.
Norcare which help veterans to ‘move on with their lives’ again with help with housing etc.
The NHS also have a veterans service as many go on to have mental health problems after their time in the service.
Armed forces community support
The Gateshead veterans and families hub
Tel: 07767 298847
The veterans well being assessment & liaison service.
Tel: 0191 441 5974
NHS veteran’s service.
Tel: 0191 478 8700
Veteran support 24 hour helpline.
Tel: 0800 138 1619
If you are a veteran, please inform the surgery so we can be sure you know about the resources available to you.