Support for carers

Find out where you can get help and support for carers.

You can contact these organisations yourself without speaking to a GP first.

Durham County Carers Support

Durham County Carers Support is the primary Carer support service in County Durham and Darlington.

They can work with you to help you find the information you need to care for someone and can inform you about other services to help you look after yourself.

To register with Durham County Carers Support:

  • You must be an adult Carer over the age of 18 years.
  • The cared for person must live in County Durham or Darlington.
  • You must provide unpaid support for a family member, partner, friend, or neighbour who could not manage without their assistance, due to an illness, disability, substance misuse or mental health.


Durham County Carers Support can provide:

  • One to one tailored support
  • A listening ear
  • Help with completing forms
  • Access to grants and funding
  • Help to take a break from your caring role
  • Signposting to relevant organisations who can also support
  • Groups and Events
  • Training on various topics
  • Counselling sessions
  • Carers Discount Card
  • Carers Emergency Card

Request an appointment at the surgery

If the services above are not suitable, you can request an appointment at the surgery.