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Newcastle Gateshead Clinical Commisioning Group

Newcastle Gateshead Clinical Commisioning Group

Caring about carers conference 2015

Every year, thousands of carers across the North East make a vital contribution to health and social care, providing support to family members or friends with health problems or disabilities.

A recent Caring about Carers conference in Newcastle signalled our commitment to raising awareness of carers and their work, as well as considering how we can tackle the issues and concerns faced by carers in their everyday lives.

Over 100 people attended the conference, which was co-hosted by Newcastle City Council and partners from the community and voluntary sector. The discussions – which highlighted key support issues like information, mental health, primary care and young carers – will help to inform the way we provide services in the future.

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