Caring Changes provides a range of outreach services across Sunderland, Washington and the Coalfields areas.

We offer one to one appointments at a venue convenient to you (including home visits, where appropriate), peer support and structured group work.


  • Substance use, including harm minimisation, treatment options and relapse prevention.

Advice and guidance

  • Coping strategies, boundary setting, respite and improving wellbeing.


  • Upholding carers rights, support to attend or engage with other agencies.
  • Communication with Wear Recovery.

Emotional support

  • One to ones.
  • Drop in peer support (tea and a chat). Connecting with others in similar situations can often help you to feel less isolated as well as feeling part of something.

Social activities, events and campaigns.

Practical help, signposting to

  • health and wellbeing services,
  • benefits/welfare advice,
  • education, training and employment opportunities.

Should you require a Carers Assessment, Sunderland Carers Centre are available to assist