Welcome to our Healthwatch survey for adults who care for adults in North Tyneside

Many people who look after a family member or friend do not realise that they are carers and that they are entitled to information and advice and possibly additional support.

You are probably a carer if you help a relative or friend:
  • do things that they should be able to carry out as part of normal daily life but can’t because they have care and support needs.
  • wash, dress, eat, take them to appointments, do their shopping, or support them emotionally.
  • you are not paid. (Carers who get Carer’s Allowance are not paid carers)
Healthwatch want to find out whether unpaid carers know about and have access to information, advice and support to maintain their wellbeing so that they can continue to do the things that are important to them and their families. Let us know your views:
  • We will gather people’s comments and record them anonymously.
  • We will then feed people’s comments to service commissioners to help services improve. 
  • We can also signpost people to organisations to discuss their comments or situation further. 
To discuss the survey or give your answers over the telephone, call 0191 263 5321  or email info@healthwatchnorthtyneside.co.uk

For more information about our work with carers and a list of useful contacts go to www.healthwatchnorthtyneside.co.uk