A major benefits take-up campaign has been launched in County Durham to ensure all carers know what they can claim.
The county council's Welfare Rights Service is particularly targeting older carers who may also be entitled to Council Tax Benefit during national Carers Week, which runs until Friday.
People can call the Welfare Rights advice line on 0191 370 8787 between 10am and 2pm weekdays.
THE Rotary Club of Durham Elvet raised funds by entertaining shoppers at the weekend outside Sainsbury's, Durham.
The Rotary club organised a Northumbrian Piper to pipe on Saturday. Houghton Performance and Art's Schools troop of dancers performed to disco and ballroom music yesterday.
Cooking on gas
YOUNG carers from North Tyneside were given a taste of the exotic at a Co-op sponsored cookery demonstration.
Community chef Dave Hall showed the youngsters at the North Tyneside Carers Centre in Wallsend how to prepare four tasty but healthy dishes using a range of different ingredients.
SUPERCAR Brum visits Consett's Empire Theatre for the first time next month. His brand new show roars into the Empire, with a fast moving mix of fun, laughter, music and song for 3-7 year olds.
Brum and the Big Blue Diamond Mystery is live on stage at the Empire Theatre, Consett on Friday, July 27 at 2.00pm, tickets are £7.50. Call the box office on 01207 218171.