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Celebrating Carers Week at ESCAPE Family Support

The contribution made by carers in Northumberland is being recognised as part of National Carers Week.

ESCAPE Family Support  provides a range of services to carers affected by addiction resident in Northumberland

The charity recently secured a grant from Northumberland County Council to upgrade its respite caravan at Berwick Holiday Centre.

ESCAPE’s new caravan was officially opened on Monday 10th June by Northumberland County Councillor Veronica Jones, cabinet member for Adult Wellbeing and Health.

Jackie Axelby Chair of ESCAPE Family Support thanked Northumberland County Council for the grant and support to purchase a new caravan to enable ESCAPE to continue the respite project. Thanks were also extended to Debra Dodds, Carers Lead for the support she provided  with the grant application and to Phil Gornall and  Aaron Hall at Berwick Holiday Centre for the generous donation of new electrical goods and crockery etc to provide the finishing touches to the caravan. As well as a beautiful buffet lunch that was enjoyed by all who attended.

The caravan provides invaluable respite support to between forty and fifty families each year. Around two thousand people have benefited from respite breaks at the caravan during the past twenty years.

The carers who attended the official opening of the new caravan to celebrate the start of Carers Week 2019 were delighted with this new resource and are now looking […]

2019-07-14T10:52:06+00:00June 13th, 2019|News, Press|

Investors in People – Gold and Health and Wellbeing Award Retained

ESCAPE Family Support is delighted to announce that it has successfully retained both the Investor in People Gold, and Health and Wellbeing Awards in 2019.

The charity has achieved these with even more positive feedback than in previous years.

The Trustees of the Charity would like to thank all of the staff and volunteers who have worked tirelessly towards this tremendous achievement.

2019-05-12T20:34:25+00:00May 9th, 2019|News, Volunteers|