Over the last few years Gateshead Council and Newcastle Gateshead Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) have been reviewing carers’ services in Gateshead.

We appreciate the important and invaluable role carers play in our community and we are keen that you have the best possible support within available resources.

Together, the Council and CCG carried out a competitive process to award a five year contract to an organisation which could provide a longer term support package to carers in the borough.

The current arrangements will remain in place until the end of June and we do not anticipate any change in the quality of support carers receive and will be working hard to ensure there is a smooth handover from the current arrangements over the coming weeks until the new contract begins in early July.

If you have any queries about carers’ services in Gateshead please contact:


Behnam Khazaeli

Service Manager

Health and Social Care Commissioning and Quality Assurance

Gateshead Council

E mail behnamkhazaeli@gateshead.gov.uk

Tel  0191 433 3000


Jackie Cairns

Director of Strategy and Integration

Newcastle Gateshead Clinical Commissioning Group  

Tel: 0191 2172877