Caring for a family or member in Durham?

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If you look after someone regularly, perhaps a parent, partner, child, sibling, or neighbour or friend, we're here to support you in your caring role.

We work with Durham County Council to provide a range of free online services to support you and compliment the support already on offer.

Kick-start with our Email Course

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To kick-start your support from us, sign-up to our five-part email course, designed specifically to help carers like you in Durham.

Establish strong foundations to your care or double-check you have the essentials in place.


Connect with others in a similar situation

Community and support from other carers is at the heart of what we do. Connect with others who are also looking after a family member or friend in the Mobilise Hub or on our online cuppas.

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Speak to someone

If you struggle to find time to talk to someone about your caring role, our Carer Support Team are available seven days a week including in the evenings and at weekends too.

You’ll speak with another carer about the things that matter to you.

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Ask our Mobilise Assistant anything

Whether you're struggling to find help with the cost of caring or incontinence, hospital discharge or respite, our AI-powered Mobilise Assistant is here to help you get quick answers about caring. 

Pop your questions in and get answers in seconds.

Support for you in County Durham

Durham Carers InfoPoint

If you are looking after someone in County Durham visit Durham Carers InfoPoint for links and information on support for carers of all ages across the County.

Durham County Carers Support

Durham County Carers Support is the local Carer Support service and provides a range of face to face, online or phone support options to you, including:


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Support from Durham County Carers Support is tailored to your needs and can include a home visit or meeting locally, support can also be online, face to face or by phone. It is also available out of hours. Register here, find out more by email  or call on 0300 005 1213.

Social media

Twitter: Durham County Carers (@dccarers) / Twitter

Facebook: Durham County Carers Support | Facebook

Instagram: Durham County Carers Support (@durhamcountycarers)

LinkedIn: Durham County Carers Support 


Local support for Young Carers and Young Adult Carers

The Bridge Young Carers Service - Family Action work with Young Carers and Young Adult Carers (5-24), and their families. Support includes:

  • Young carers assessment and follow up support plan
  • One to one sessions
  • Peer support groups
  • Access to Carers breaks


Telephone: 0191 383 2520 (Monday – Thursday 9am – 2.30pm)


Help when someone is being discharged from hospital

Carers will be given one to one support from one of a specialist Hospital Discharge Team at Durham County Carers for up to 4 weeks and after that by the wider team.

To contact the team email: and ask for the Hospital Discharge Team