Carers Northumberland is a charity dedicated to improving the lives of carers by responding to the needs of carers, informing carers of their rights and entitlements, supporting carers to access help for the person they care for, reducing the social isolation that so many carers feel and empowering carers to have a voice.
Diabetes UK is the leading charity that cares for, connects with and campaigns on behalf of every person affected by or at risk of diabetes.
There are currently 3.8 million people in the UK with diabetes, including an estimated 850,000 people who have Type 2 diabetes but do not know it.
We help people manage their diabetes effectively by providing information, advice and support.
We campaign with people with diabetes and with healthcare professionals to improve the quality of care across the UK’s health services.
We fund pioneering research into care, cure and prevention for all types of diabetes.
ESCAPE Family Support considers itself privileged to be at the heart of the communities it serves and our volunteers provide the skills and energy to enable us to maintain the wide range of services we offer. We have recruited more than 50 over the last two years and they are involved in a wide variety of roles including peer mentor, counsellor, administration, support group and drop-in, diversionary activities, fundraisers and therapists.
With around 300,000 residents, Northumberland is the least populated county in England and the population is spread over 5000 km2. Its sheer size creates transport and isolation problems for those in rural communities.
We aim to reach out to those communities by developing hubs of support for substance misusers, carers, families and friends wherever they live.