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To one side, the council logo and large text reading 'Nominate NOW' on a bright pink background. To the right, oloured cut out stars above text reading The Gateshead AWARDS 2022. Below a list of supporting charities.

Gateshead is a fantastic place with amazing people. Many people are demonstrating their local pride by going the extra mile to help their community to thrive.

Thinking of getting a job in care or retail? We offer experience of working in these areas, where you can develop the skills you’ll need to get a job.

Age UK Gateshead is able to offer through the Future You project work experience opportunities for any resident of Gateshead who is economically inactive or unemployed.  

For people who are thinking about whether the care or retail sectors could provide them the opportunity for employment, this work experience will give them the answer. The care and retail sectors are currently understaffed, so the experience gained will be invaluable in

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We are recruiting young people aged 14 to 25 to get involved with Young Healthwatch. If you want to help shape health and social care services for young people in Gateshead and Newcastle we would love

Booking Required - https://www.gatesheadcarers.com/Pages/Events/Category/carer-groups-and-… Come along to our Walking Group sessions and share a walk or two that you've been on or heard about
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Booking Required - https://www.gatesheadcarers.com/Pages/Events/Category/carer-groups-and-… Stick the kettle on, get comfy, and join our virtual Carer Café on Zoom. These are very informal
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Useful Vision is a registered charity providing positive opportunities, support, and accessible events for visually impaired children and their fam

Carers come from all walks of life, all cultures, and can be of any age. Many feel that they are just doing what anyone else would do in the same situation. Without the right support, caring can affect your own health and wellbeing.

Carers often look after someone who has:

  • a physical illness
  • a long-term disability.
  • mental health problems
  • learning disabilities/difficulties
  • dementia
  • alcohol or substance misuse

Carers also take on a variety of responsibilities such as:

  • practical household tasks - such as shopping, cooking, cleaning, and financial management.
  • person

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Someone to have a chat with over a cup of tea, help you get to an appointment or run an errand, or just be there to listen to lend a friendly ear.

We are looking for volunteers to help us build and maintain relationships with groups of unpaid carers across Gateshead. Our Carer Cafes are where carers can attend to chat and receive information and