Carers Voice

At Sunderland Carers Centre we want to give all carers ‘a voice’ to help make positive change for all carers across the city. We are passionate that carers should be recognised and valued as experts in the planning and delivery of services to carers and the people they care for and that their experience, both positive and negative should help shape positive change for all carers in Sunderland.

We recognise that involvement will be different for all carers so we have developed a few different ways that you can have your say and be involved. Our Carer Participation Pyramid demonstrates the different levels of involvement we offer at Sunderland Carers Centre and we would love to hear from you, in whichever way is most suited to you. You can find out more about these roles by emailing

Become a Carer Representative!

Represent Carers and ensure other ‘carer voices are heard at strategic meetings, with network partners and carer events.


Join our Carer Forums!

We recognise that Carers are experts by their lived experience and our carers forums are a way for carers to come together and have their ‘voices heard’.                                                                                                              

Carer Views

We want to hear as many ‘Carer voices’ as possible so you can ‘have your say’ in your own time by completing the form below. Additionally, you can participate in surveys and complete service evaluations. If you prefer, you can ask to speak to a member of staff.

Have your say!

If you would like to share your experiences of being a carer, we would love to hear from you! Sunderland Carers Centre has created a survey to help us better understand the issues faced by carers and what type of services and support carers need the most across the city.

Your answers in this survey are voluntary and confidential, and you will be placed in a prize draw with the chance to win a £50 Amazon voucher!

If you would like any more information on carers voice or would like to attend a Carer Forum, please email or call 0191 5493768 and ask to speak to Tracey.