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Sunderland Carers' Management Board

Sunderland Carers' Management Board

The Carers’ Management Board is comprised of carers whose family members live in 16 small group homes across Sunderland. These homes used to be run by Northumberland Tyne and Wear Mental Health Trust (NTW) but are currently run by Care Support Sunderland Ltd. The Carers’ Management Board is an innovative and exciting new venture which was set up after discussions between a group of carers and the Local Authority to give the carers the opportunity to act as a scrutiny committee which would have real power to bring areas of concern or indeed of good practice within the homes of their family members to the attention of the Local Authority as commissioner of the care and support being provided to their loved ones.


The Board was set up in July 2011 and is comprised of carers of the residents in the homes. Each Board member has a responsibility for overseeing the care in one particular home and acting as a link for other family members who may not be able to attend meetings or serve on the Board. Sunderland Carers’ Centre acts as a ‘post box’ and message passing facility to enable any family member who has a relative in one of the homes to contact the appropriate Board member.


The Board meets quarterly to receive an update from the Managing Director of Sunderland Care and Support Ltd and to monitor the welfare of the residents of the homes. The Board has the power to make suggestions and to influence the care and support offered.


It is not the purpose of the Board to discuss matters that can directly be dealt with by the managers of the homes or to deal with a crisis/urgent concern which must be dealt with through contact with social services if the home manager cannot deal with the situation. The Board exists to monitor and shape the general welfare of the residents and to ensure that the best standards are maintained.

Sunderland Carers' Management Board Terms of Reference

Report on the Activities of the Sunderland Carers' Management Board (July 2011 to January 2014)


Sunderland Carers' Management Board Meeting September 2014 - summary of main points

Sunderland Carers' Management Board Meeting November 2014 - summary of main points

Sunderland Carers' Management Board Meeting January 2015 - summary of main points

Sunderland Carers' Management Board Meeting March 2015 - summary of main points

Sunderland Carers' Management Board Meeting May 2015 - summary of main points

Sunderland Carers' Management Board Meeting July 2015 - summary of main points

Sunderland Carers' Management Board Meeting September 2015 - summary of main points

Sunderland Carers' Managment Board Meeting November 2015 - summary of main points

Sunderland Carers' Management Board Meeting January 2016 - summary of main points

Sunderland Carers' Management Board Meeting October 2016 - summary of main points

Sunderland Carers' Management Board Meeting January 2017 - summary of main points

Next meeting

The next meeting of the Board will be on Wednesday 5th April 2017, at Leechmere Centre, Leechmere Industrial Estate, Grangetown, Sunderland SR2 9TQ.

Future meetings

Wednesday 5th July 2017

Wednesday 4th October 2017

For more information please contact Sunderland Carers' Centre on (0191) 549 3768.

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