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Gateshead Carers Association

Established in 1996 by 4 carers, Gateshead Carers Association (GCA) now has a membership of some 4200 carers! With an estimated 22,200 carers living in Gateshead (based on 2011 census) there are many more carers in the community needing our support.

Our mission is to make a significant positive difference in the lives of adult carers’ by efficiently and effectively providing the highest quality personalised carer support in Gateshead. We work to ensure that adult carers;

  • Have improved health and wellbeing
  • Have an improved quality of life being better able to realise their potential through employment, education and training. 
  • Are treated with respect and dignity and their role is recognised and valued. 
  • Have improved financial health
  • Have a life of their own outside of caring. 
  • Have a campaigning voice on issues affecting them.
  • We help to shape and influence local, regional and national strategies and policies that impact on the lives of carers by being represented on the following partnerships and forums; Carers Trust, North East Carers Trust Regional Managers Group, Gateshead Carers Partnership, Gateshead Advice Partnership, Gateshead Learning Disabilities Partnership Board, Gateshead Patient, User, Carer and Public Involvement Forum, Gateshead Local Engagement Board, Gateshead Health and Social Care Forum, Gateshead Physical Disabilities and Sensory Impairment Partnership Board and Gateshead CEO Group.

You can read all about the overall aims and objectives of the organisation in the Gateshead Carers Association Strategy or by visiting the About Us page. Our dedicated team of Carer Support Workers are here to listen and help make life easier for adult carers in Gateshead. We also work closely with Health & Social Care (HSC) professionals and employers to raise awareness of carer issues by offering tailored training and support.

So whether you are a carer, you work with carers’ or you employ someone who is a carer… please get in touch to see how we can support you.

GCA became a registered charity in 2007 and a company limited by guarantee.

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Contact Person

Steve Cowen

Organisation Address

Gateshead Carers Association
John Haswell House
8-9 Gladstone Terrace
United Kingdom

54.955603509215, -1.6011962237196