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Professionals and Students

Find out more about Sunderland Carers' Centre

If you are a professional or student working with or have an interest in carers you can find out more about how Sunderland Carers' Centre supports carers across the city.

Please contact us to arrange an appointment to visit us or if you prefer we can send informtation out to you.

Phone us on (0191) 549 3768 to arrange this.


Carers Awareness Training

Sunderland Carers' Centre currently offers carer awareness training to professionals and students.

For more information about the training available and to discuss the suitability of the training for you or your team please contact Sunderland Carers' Centre on (0191) 549 3768 or email:


On-line training resources

If you are a professional or student you may find it difficult or may not have enough time to attend formal training sessions about carers.

Sunderland Carers' Centre has been involved in developing other training resources so the training can be accessed on-line and in bite-sized segments.

Click on the various links on the right to view the relevant training resource.



Carer Awareness Training

Carers talk about their real-life experiences of caring.

Carers' Perspectives on Assessment and Personalisation

Information about carers, assessments and personalisation including 'Conversations with Carers'.

A Life Worth Living - Carers' Thoughts

A short film with quotes from carers, including young carers, who care for someone experiencing suicidal thoughts.

Peer Support - Carers' Thoughts

A short film about peer support with quotes from carers of people with mental health illnesses.


Time Well Earned Exhibition

The 'Time Well Earned' exhibition by local photographer Daniel Dale features images of carers in Sunderland and highlights the importance of carers taking a break from their caring roles.  It also gives a fascinating insight to some of the hobbies carers enjoy when they get a much needed break.

The exhibition has been shown at venues across the city and in the House of Commons in June 2014.

Click here to view photographs from the exhibition



New!!!   Caring for someone with a substance misuse or addiction problem

In this short film carers share their real life experiences and their thoughts of how accessing support, information and guidance has helped them to break down the barriers and stigma associated with their caring role.

Click here to view the film