Carers Direct

There is a wealth of information on NHS Choices about carers and    Content Supplied by NHS Choices caring. Below are some links into the site that we hope you will find useful.

  • Caring for a parent

    Watch this video on: caring for a parent at home

  • Telling people

    Caring responsibilities can make it difficult to maintain friendships or develop new ones. Telling your friends you're a carer is important so they understand and can support you.

  • Taking a break

    Caring for someone can be a full-time job, but it's essential that you take time out for yourself too. Read our guide to accessing breaks and respite.

  • Housing and carers

    Do you know your tenancy rights as a carer? Are you aware of all your care at home options? Do you need tips on moving someone around the home?

Contact Durham County Carers Support

0300 005 1213
Unit 1, Hutton Close, South Church Enterprise Park, Bishop Auckland DL14 6XG.
Helpline Information
Office Hours
Lines are open 8am to 9pm Monday to Friday, 11am to 4pm at weekends. Calls are free from UK landlines.
Online Enquiry Form

Carers support groups

Finance and Law

Help claiming benefits, looking after your bank balance and understanding the legal issues of caring.

The local contact for carers can be found at:



Does Your GP know you are a Carer?

 County Durham Young Carers Charter

The Practice is pleased to announce that we were awarded Young Carers Charter status on the 7th April 2016. The Practice has made a pledge to support young people who are carers, working in collaboration with The Bridge Young Carers Service. If you are a Young Carer and you need help and support, please speak to one of our staff.  

 Training for unpaid, family carers

Managing Medication - course poster (2019/2020)

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