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The Care Act 2014 has introduced new rights for carers to get your needs assessed. Find out more about carer assessments.

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Durham County Carers Support

Durham County Carers Support is an independent, charitable organisation providing information, advice and support to carers.

They offer a wide range of local, confidential support services to adult and parent carers, such as:

  • one-to-one support, including home visits
  • information and advice
  • informal advocacy support
  • carer training and support with employment issues
  • support to access other services
  • supporting carers' health and wellbeing
  • social events and activities
  • local support groups
  • carer breaks

To find out more please contact them directly. A carer support coordinator will be happy to assist. 

This is not the only carer support service within County Durham. There are several other organisations that provide services to carers. For more information on these services, please visit Durham Carers InfoPoint. For more information on adult social care services, health groups and other community information on a countywide, regional and national basis please visit Durham Information Guide (DIG).

Young carers services

If you are a child or young person under the age of 18 who provides unpaid support to a parent, brother or sister, or other relative, then you are a young carer. For more information on services which may help you as a young carer, please visit our young carers - support and advice page.

You may also find information about the Horizon Young Adult Carers Service useful, as they work with carers aged 14 - 25.

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