"CAST strives to provide a better quality of life for the carers of South
Tyneside, providing support, advice, respite and a voice for people
who find themselves in a caring role"
WHO IS A CARER?
A carer is a person of any age or background who, usually on an unpaid basis, looks after a relative, friend or neighbour who needs support to live at home due to illness, disability or frailty
The Carers Association in South Tyneside (CAST) was established in 1993 by a group of carers and professionals who saw the need for a voluntary organisation dedicated to representing the voice and needs of carers in the Borough.
CAST became a Registered Charity No. 1071774 on the 30th September 1993 and in December 2003 became a Network Member of The Princess Royal Trust for Carers, now known as the Carers Trust.
CAST currently employs 24 paid staff, and 29 volunteer workers, providing a range of services to carers.