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Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council

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List of carer support services

support for older people

Sanctuary Supported Living

In April 2014, Sanctuary Supported Living became Stockton Council's Adult Carer Support Service. It replaced services provided by the George Hardwick Foundation. Sanctuary Supported Living offer a wide range of support to adult carers who live within the Stockton Borough.

Services include a Break Service which provides support for the cared for person, for up to eight hours per month, allowing the carer to take a short break to do whatever they want e.g. shopping, seeing friends, hobbies etc.

Sanctuary also provide a Respite Opportunity Scheme where eligible carers can get up to £250 per annum for a respite activity such as a short break, hobby materials, gym membership etc.

Sanctuary Supported Living also provides the following support services.

 Assessment of individual needs

 Support groups

 Advice and information

 Job Club                                  

 Carer emergency card

 Respite opportunities

 Support to access training       Outreach service
 Emergency planning

 Individual support plans

 Time Banking scheme
 Health checks                                         

 Sitting service

 Carer's Cafe                                 

If you would like to request an assessment or would like further information regarding these services please contact Sanctuary Supported Living by telephone on 0800 917 0204 or visit the Sanctuary Supported Living website for further information.


LiveWell Dementia Hub

There are a range of support services available for people living with dementia in the Borough.

For further information please contact the LiveWell Dementia Hub on telephone: 01642 527363, email: or visit the Stockton Dementia Services Guide for more information.


Eastern Ravens Trust

Eastern Ravens Trust currently provide a wide range of support to young carers who live within the Stockton Borough.

These include:

  • Respite Breaks:  time out for young carers to meet others in similar situations, take part in activities similar to their peers, group work to increase confidence and self-esteem.
  • Family Support: help for parents and guardians, including listening ear support and signposting to other agencies and services.
  • Whole Family Activities: opportunities for young carers and their families to enjoy fun activities together, reducing isolation and combating poverty.
  • Schools/Colleges: raising awareness of young carers and their issues with pupils and school staff.

For further information contact Eastern Ravens Trust by telephone: 01642 678454, email: or visit the Eastern Ravens Trust website. offers an online support service for young people, aged 18 and under in the UK, who help to look after someone in their family who has an illness, disability, drug/alcohol addiction or mental health condition.

It is a place where young carers can find other young people in a similar position, chat to each other, share their stories and hear about each other’s experiences in a safe environment.

Visit Babble the website for further information.


Stockton Information Directory

The Stockton Information Directory provides information and advice on a range of services and opportunities for adults across the borough of Stockton. The wide range of services include information and advice on where local groups or leisure activities are taking place, what help you can get to remain in your own home, support services for carers as well as housing and care home information, and much more.

Visit the Stockton Information Directory for a full range of information and advice available for carers.