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New COVID-19 carers’ factsheets from North Tyneside Carers’ Centre

The North Tyneside Carers’ Centre has created two new factsheets to help organisations identify whether the people they may be in contact with are carers for other. The factsheets are specifically focused around caring during the COVID-19 pandemic with details of the issues faced and the help and resources available.

  • Adult carers caring in quarantine
    The COVID-19 crisis has had a huge impact on adult carers shielding with the person they care for. Carers may be caring for relatives experiencing a range of conditions some of which will be exacerbated by the current situation. Whilst this crisis continues, it is likely that adult carers health and wellbeing will be increasingly impacted by their caring roles and lack of respite and support. Identifying adult carers is the first step towards ensuring they are supported. 
  • Young carers COVID-19 crisis
    During the COVID-19 crisis, young carers’ are at home with their ‘cared for’ family members all day, everyday in isolation. They may be caring for relatives experiencing a range of conditions some of which will be exacerbated by the current situation. Whilst this crisis continues, it is likely that young carers’ health and wellbeing will be increasingly impacted by their caring roles and lack of respite and support. Identifying young carers’ is the first step towards ensuring they are supported. This guide gives advice on what to do if you’re working with a child/young person you believe could be a young carer.