"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 anyone who cares unpaid for a friend or family member who due to illness,disability, a mental health problem or an addiction cannott cope without their support.
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 21 paid staff, and over 30 volunteer workers, including Trustees, providing a range of services to carers.