Young Carers Services South East Northumberland



Buffalo Community Centre
01670 363858
Buffalo Community Centre , 55 Regent Street , BLYTH
Youth Club
Special Needs Youth Club – Monday 7-9pm
Junior Youth Club
Junior Youth Club – Monday 4:30pm-6:30pm

Special needs – Monday 7:00pm-9:00pm

Junior Warden – Wednesday 4:pm – 6:30pm

Junior Youth Club – Wednesday 5:45pm-7:45pm

Junior Youth Club – Thursday, 5:45pm – 7:45pm


Cramlington Learning Village
01670 712311
Cramlington Learning Village, Highburn, Cramlington
Cramlington Learning Village
We are currently developing our services within School for Young Carers.  We have a dedicated Young Carers worker, with a Team of staff who our students see throughout the school and are in a good position to help identify Young Carers.  We are also providing information to wider staff on what is a Young Carer with information of who to go to if they suspect a child is. We are producing a ‘special circumstances card’ which young carers will be given to help reduce pressure of afterschool detentions, activities, phoning home etc depending on circumstances. We hope to develop in school activities to support the identified students and welcome any service who is aware of Young Carers in the Learning Village to let us know so we can offer them support.
8.30-4.30pm Term Time


Cramlington Voluntary Youth Project
01670 739009

Claire Gascoigne

Middle Farm Buildings, Station Road, Cramlington
Young Carers Groups
We offer a safe family environment where young and old can explore faith, have the opportunity to hear bible stories, worship and have fun.  The session ends with a time of messy fun and finally tea when we can all sit down together and chill before heading home!
Juniors (8-13)

Monday 5.00pm-8.00pm

Seniors (13-18)

Wednesday 5.00pm-8.00pm


Newsham and New Deleval Youth Forum
07729 654664
St. Bede’s Parish Centre, Newcastle Road, Newsham, Blyth.
At Newsham Pavillion
Newsham Outreach
Education, employment and training
Tuesdays, 13.00 -15.00
Tea and Toast 
Hot food and drinks a with a variety of youth club activities.
Wednesdays, 16:30 – 18:30
Newsham Gateway 
Youth club with a full programme of activities and social development opportunities.
Fridays, 18:00 – 20:00
Newsham Detached
Fridays, 18:00 – 20:00


Statutory Youth Work in the South East Cluster 
01670 597865
Cramlington Learning Village, Highburn, Cramlington
Northumberland Youth Service – South East Cluster
To find out more about statuatory youth work services in Cramlington please contact Sharon Stirling 01670 597865. Seaton Valley please contact Emma Rudd 01912371505. Blyth please contact Chris Antony 01670 798102


Silx Teen Bar
01670 351356

Jackie Long, Senior Youth Worker

5 Church St, Blyth, Northumberland
1st Step Project 
Support for NEET young, people with training, employment and other Issues.
1st Step Drop in works with young people 16 -25 on issues of employability and supports young people with C.V’S , job applications etc.
Monday, Wednesday, Friday 12.00– 15.00 Silx Teen Bar
Teen Bar 
Drop in Youth Cub
Monday, Wednesday  17.00-20.00, Silx Teen Bar
In the Mix mc / DJ session
Drop in youth club with music focus
Tuesday, Thursday 17.00-20.00 , Silx Teen Bar


Healthwatch Northumberland
03332 408468
Children and Young People’s Development Worker and Advocate
Healthwatch Northumberland (Adapt NE), Burn Lane, Hexham, Northumberland, NE46 3HNHealthwatch Northumberland helps people of all ages and all backgrounds (including children and young people) to have their say about how local health and social care services should be delivered (e.g. GPs, hospitals, opticians, dentists, chemists and care homes). We listen to people’s feedback (good and bad) about services which you have used and report this back to those in charge of planning, providing and delivering them so they can make improvements, where needed. Furthermore, we offer support to people who need it to make a complaint about an NHS Service that they have used through our “Independent Complaints Advocacy Northumberland” (ICAN) service. You can put in a complaint yourself or with the support of an adult (e.g. a parent) and/or one of our advocates.Healthwatch Northumberland also has a “Children and Young People’s Reference Group” and we are always looking for new members! The main aim of this group is to ensure young people (up to the age of 25) are heard and have their say in how local health and social care services should be delivered in Northumberland.

Please get in touch for more information or if you have some feedback about a recent experience which you’d like to share with us.

Mon – Fri,  9am – 5pm


Army Welfare Service
0191 239 3470
Play and Youth Provision for children and young people from military families. Mixed programme, generic open access and project work.
Varied-weeknights and some weekends, holidays.


Carers Northumberland
01670 320025
107-109 Station Road, Ashington, NE63 8RS
Young Carer Opportunity Fund
• General Support
• Active Young Carers
• Access to grants to take a break from the caring role We currently provide a basic advice, advocacy, information and general support to young carers
• Advice and InformationWebsite & Small Grant Young carers can apply for yearly. Young Carers Opportunity Fund – young carers can apply for a grant to take a break from caring.
Northumberland Young Carers Website
Information and support for young carers in northumberland go to
Monday-Friday 9-5am



PALS (Patient advice and liaison service) 
0800 0320202 or text 01670511098

Admin enquiries: Catherine Lee

PALS is a free, confidential NHS service for patients, their families and carers, of all ages. It is there to help with information, advice and support and to sort out any problems about NHS services and can also pass on compliments and suggestions
PALS staff will help to find answers to questions and sort out any problems quickly and informally. The phone line is staffed during office hours and any messages left will be responded to the next working day.


Early Intervention Hubs – Northumberland County Council
01670 351962

Headway ArtSpace, The Old Church, Waterloo Road, Blyth, NE24 1BY
Projects and outreach workshops can be set up anywhere on demand. Generic young people’s work. Dedicated young carer’s work. Respite -Short breaks involving creative
workshops including drama & creative arts. Blyth Carnival club runs after school Tuesdays 4-8.30pm. Wellbeing, self expression and relaxation is promoted in our
safe supportive environment. Headway Arts is a professional arts organisation and independent charity
producing high quality arts projects which offer disadvantaged groups the
chance to be included and contribute to the cultural life of their
The programme currently offers carnival arts workshops for young people
on Tuesday evenings 4-6pm and Samba band until 8.30pm. All ages
welcome. No experience needed.
We can offer work experience and volunteer placements on arrangement.
We work with schools and children and young peoples centres to develop
programmes based on the needs and learning goals of the young people
and families.
We offer bespoke project services and often work with groups to develop
new projects responding to their requirements, ideas and interests.
Our CoCreART workshop programme offers weekly workshops to learning
disabled people in dance, drama and creative arts. Mon-Thurs 10-3pm
Mon-Friday 9.30-5pm, Tuesday 9.30-8.3pm (Carnival club)


Headway Arts
01670 629289 / 01670 629273
Early Help in Northumberland Website
The Hub is a service that can receive referrals for children and families who may need some support.  Referrals are emailed in with consent and then processed and allocated via the hub.  There are 4 hubs in Northumberland ; North/West/South East and Central.
Anyone can make a referral to the service.  The office opening times are:

Monday – Thursday 9am – 5pm

Friday 9am – 430pm

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