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South Tyneside Adult Carers Service (STACS)

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South Tyneside Adult Carers Service is a free and confidential carers' support service.

We link with other agencies to provide a comprehensive and person centred support to carers throughout South Tyneside.

Our aim is to provide support to unpaid family and friends who help or care for others who could not manage without their help. Our Adult Carers Service provides home and office visits, information and advice and opportunities to meet with other carers. We also have a Male Carers' group and Parent Carers for Peer Support - all in a friendly and safe environment.

How to contact us

We always welcome new clients, so please get in touch if you are interested in getting help from the service or you’d just like to ask some questions. Feel free to bring someone with you on your first visit.

We are based on the First Floor of the Salvation Army Building, Wawn Street, South Shields. You can call us on 0191 4061531.

Referral

If you would like to refer yourself or someone else to the service you can call or visit the service in person.

We provide:

  • Carers' advocacy
  • Caring with Confidence programme
  • Befriending and sitting service
  • Information and advice
  • Employment support
  • Information on carers' rights and assessments
  • Training opportunities
  • A listening ear
  • Group meetings and social events

Can’t make your appointment?

It’s really important that you let us know. Ideally please call us on 0191 4061531.

What do our service users say about us?

"They are like family to me, I can't thank them enough for all their help and support"

STACS service user

What's on?

Monday: cardmakers' group, computer group

Tuesday: arts and craft group

Thursday: coffee morning

We also have male carers' activities and a parent carer group.

Every 2 months we run Carer Forums in Hebburn at the Glen Medical Centre and in Whitburn in the Barnes Institute. We also have a monthly Evening Forum at our Wawn Street address.

Where can I go for further support?

  • Mental Health Concern - 0191 427 0011
  • Young Carers Project - 0191 4272790
  • ACTS Age Concern South Tyneside - 0191 456 6903
  • South Tyneside Welfare Rights Service 0191 456 6296
  • The Alzheimers Society, 0191 427 5443
First Floor, Salvation Army Building
Wawn Street
South Shields
NE33 4EB
United Kingdom

Monday - Friday: 9am - 4:30pm

Open access

Monday - Thursday: 1 - 2pm