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A carer is anyone who cares, unpaid, for a friend or family member who due to illness, disability, a mental health problem, or an addiction cannot cope without their support. Please can you help us get the word out to reach more 'hidden' carers by forwarding this newsletter to everyone on your contacts list. Referrals can be made directly via our secure online referral system on our websiteThank you for sharing! 
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Hello everyone and welcome to August, 

We are delighted to announce that we will soon be re-launching our Membership programme which will allow all unpaid carers to be a member of Gateshead Carers Association and to have more of a voice in the future of our organisation, which was first set up by carers for carers over 25 years ago! More to follow on this in a special mail out to you!  

In celebration of our 25 years of being a registered charity here in Gateshead we have some exciting plans ahead and would love you to be involved in some way! We are also planning a special AGM - more will be revealed next month! 

Over on our blog pages why not enjoy a wander down Memory Lane with Stuart and reminisce about the good old days when a smart phone was a phone down the road in a large red phone box that worked by inserting coins (well sometimes!). 

Find out what's on for carers this month including our new Mindfulness for Carers Course. Read more and listen to the Parliamentary debate on unpaid carers attended by Liz Twist MP. 

We also have news to share from other organisations too which we hope you will find helpful and informative.

As always, we love to hear from you so please get in touch to share your experiences, top tips and ideas for issues and topics that you would like us to include in our next issue by emailing me at: 

We look forward to hearing from you, joining you on Zoom and speaking to you soon. Wishing you all much happiness and serenity. 

Nikki McCann
Team Leader: Community Engagement 

Telephone Support & online Live Chat 
is open Monday to Friday
The best times to call us are 
between 10 am - 12 noon and 1 - 3 pm 
Please call 0191 4900121 or email
Visit our website at
Ask about our Telephone Interpreting Service supporting
all carers regardless of their native tongue.
Gateshead Carers Association, John Haswell House, 8-9 Gladstone Terrace, Gateshead, NE8 4DY
Tel: 0191 4900 121 Gateshead Carers Association is a Charitable Company limited by guarantee. Charity registration number 1118942 Company registration number 6133161 
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