Sunderland Cares Centre is a gateway to life-enhancing support.

Caring for a loved one can be exhausting, particularly looking after someone around the clock or trying to balance caring with family life and work. The demands can make it difficult for carers to look after their own health and wellbeing.

Access to the right information, advice and guidance and support is vital.

Our Carer Contact team can offer support information on services provided at Sunderland Carers Centre, but it also offers a gateway to help from a wealth of partner organisations.

Local Support


Free phone number 116 123

Sunderland City Council

Wellbeing Info

Providing information on where to get local advice and support.

Sunderland Information Point

The Local Offer gives children and young people with special educational needs or disabilities and their families information.

Sunderland Parent Carer Forum

Sunderland Parent Carer Forum is a group working in with local, regional and national organisations. All are Parent Carers or Grandparents of children and young people aged 0-25 who have Special Educational Needs or Disabilities.

All for Carers

All for Carers (AFC) The Caring Families Support Alliance, is a network of organisations working together to improve the ‘Carer Offer’ in Sunderland.

National Support

Carers Trust

Can help you to maintain your own health and wellbeing, make your needs and voice heard and provide someone to talk to. They also run play and support schemes for young carers.

Carers UK

Provides expert telephone advice and support services, champions your rights and helps you find new ways to manage.