Support funds for carers

HARD-PRESSED carers have been urged to apply for funds to help them take a break.

Carers Northumberland offers grants between £25 and £150 to adults caring for someone over the age of 18. People can apply once a year to the Carer Support Fund, but must be registered with the Carers Northumberland charity.

The organisation also offers a Young Carer Support Fund for people aged 18 and under who care for an adult or another child in the family.

For details, call 0844 800 7354, or email info@carers