There are many ways you can get involved in helping Carers Trust Tyne & Wear to improve the lives of carers.

On behalf of all of the carers we help each year, we would like say a massive thank all individuals, companies, organisations, groups and donors for their support. All of your contributions play a key role in enabling us to operate and make a difference where it is needed.

Your contribution however big or small can make a real difference to carers. Click on Donate and find out more or download our Donation Form. The number of carers and young carers grows every year, so we cannot stand still. We need to expand our services and find new ways of reaching all those carers who need us. We can only do this if we have dependable and regular growing income. You can now donate online by clicking on our Donate button. To set up a regular donation, complete our Donation Form and return it by post or call 01207 549780 with your name address and donation details. You can choose how you want to give – whether annually, quarterly or monthly. For example you may chose to give a large amount each year or a few pounds each month
Whether a donation is made instead of or as well as flowers at a funeral or as a collection among friends, we will ensure that your gift is a lasting tribute.
Increase you donations for free and help us get the most out of every penny you give. Gift Aid a government-run scheme that allows The Princess Royal Trust for Carers to reclaim the tax – about 25p for every £1 that you have already paid on your donations. So, for example, a £10 donation to The Princess Royal Trust for Carers would be worth £12.50 or a £50 donation with Gift Aid means we would receive a total of £62.50 – all at no extra cost to you.
Get involved and volunteer your time, meet new people and use your skills to support our work. Below are some examples of how you can get involved:
  • Administration work
  • Join our fundraising committee
  • Help with day centres for the elderly on site in The Old School
  • Gardening and outdoor work in our extended grounds in Highfield
  • Painting and decorating
  • Befriend and support our young carers
If you would like to volunteer please complete the Volunteer Application Form detailing which role you are interested in and send it to Alternatively please contact for further information. Click the button below to download the 'Volunteer Expression of Interest Form' download_btn  
Organising a fundraising event can be both rewarding and worthwhile and a fun thing to do. No matter how much you raise, you can be sure that you are helping us make a real difference. So get creative and think about what you might like to do. Some ideas could be:
  • Involve your local community group or school in our charitable activities
  • Challenge yourself with a sponsored walk or run or bike ride and get fit at the same time as raising money
  • Suggest a coffee morning at your local community centre, church or school
  • Organise a bring and buy sale
  • Have a social evening and raise money at the same time through a raffle
Leave a legacy By remembering Carers Trust Tyne & Wear in your Will you can help ensure that the growing number of carers can find the local support and services they need. We have been caring for carers in the Gateshead area since 1990, and we know that at least one in five people become carers at some point in their lives.  By providing quality services for carers of all ages, we help them to continue their caring role while remaining healthy and managing a life of their own It’s easy to include a gift to Carers Trust Tyne & Wear in your Will, but you should always consult a professional, such as a solicitor or financial adviser, to be sure your Will reflects your exact intentions and meets the needs of your family, and that you understand tax implications. A gift of any size really makes a difference in our ability to help carers of all ages so please consider a donation when next writing or updating your Will. Information you will need if making a gift in your Will: Charity name:  Gateshead Crossroads Caring for Carers (working as ‘Carers Trust Tyne & Wear’) Charity number: 1059917 Company number: 3245594 Registered office: The Old School, Smailes Lane, Highfield, Rowlands Gill NE39 2DB
Corporate volunteering is a fantastic way for companies to make a positive social impact in their local community. As a local charity we can offer you excellent opportunities to work with a caring organisation committed to improving the lives of carers. This can encompass both financial and non financial long term support and benefits both your company and Carers Trust Tyne and Wear. We are currently looking for enthusiastic support in the following areas of activity:
  • Gardening work to maintain and improve the surrounding grounds on our site here at Highfield.
  • DIY enthusiasts to paint indoors and outdoors
  • Fundraisers
  • Training in marketing and social media skills
  • Training in information technology
Read about our successful partnerships here. Our thanks go to all of the companies who have supported us over the years and particular thanks go to Tesco Bank for their support with the development of Kites Rise and J N Bentleys for their support in developing the Kites Rise garden.
Involving your employees in our charitable activities is not only fun, but also a great way to project a positive image, motivate your staff, develop leadership skills and organisational abilities, and encourage team building whilst at the same time raising money to support us.