LIFE by Be Caring (Tyneside)

LIFE by Be Caring have been delivering care across the North East since 2010.

We support adults and children in Newcastle, North Tyneside and Gateshead, who have been diagnosed with Learning Disabilities or Autism. We help them achieve their potential and lead a fulfilled life in a range of settings.


Number of people we support


Number of colleagues


% of clients feel they are encouraged to be independent *

*Statistic taken from our January 2022 Client Survey.


LIFE by Be Caring is an independent supported living service in Newcastle. In particular it’s tailored towards people with learning disabilities and mental health problems.

Most importantly, it’s our aim to enable everyone who we support to achieve their potential    and lead a fulfilled life.

LIFE by Be Caring offers three different services, each with person-centred care plans. Consequently, our combination of independent supported living care is always unique. Therefore, the life-goals of those who we support at LIFE are the focus of what we do. So, we never let physical or mental health challenges limit possibilities.


Meet our office team

Our bright and airy office in Newcastle is located just a short walk from the popular suburb of Gosforth. Our Tyneside service is the largest within Be Caring, so our office has a dynamic, lively feel! Our office team are super friendly (what else would you expect from a room full of Geordies?!) and always have some kind of sweet treats on the go – midget gems are a particular favourite if you’re ever wanting to score some serious brownie points!

Karen Ford

LIFE Service Manager

Barbara Alderson


Lindsay Potter


Andrea Liddell

Team Manager

Evita Cooke

Team Manager

Gillian Dodds

Team Manager

Meet Amy, one of our LIFE by Be Caring Support Workers


Support Worker

“The best thing by far about my role as a Support Worker is spending time with the three ladies I support! I see them a few times a week, and we get on so well and are really close. Even though there’s sometimes challenging days, it’s always a lot of fun!”.

How did you come to work in social care?

After university, I wasn’t 100% sure exactly what I wanted to do, but I did know I was interested in the health care field. I came across this role in the Be Caring LIFE team 5 years ago, and here I am!

What's your favourite thing about being a Support Worker?

The best thing by far about my role as a Support Worker is spending time with the three ladies I support! I see them a few times a week, and we get on so well and are really close. Even though there’s sometimes challenging days, it’s always a lot of fun!

We spend our time together doing a number of activities, such as cooking (healthy meals of course!), painting, and pottery. We also love having movie nights – Frozen is a big favourite with the ladies I support.

What advice would you give to someone considering a career in support work?

It’s a really, really rewarding career. Yes, it can have its challenges at times, but it’s totally worth it. It’s a really good job, and I enjoy it a lot!

Care and support for the people in our community

We provide outreach services across Newcastle upon Tyne and North Tyneside. Meaning that we’re enabling people to continue participating within their community. As a result, learning or physical disabilities, and mental health problems, aren’t limitations.

Outreach Support Workers assist people to pursue their interests. We could attend work placements, help with educational courses or even go on holiday for instance. Being active participants in their local community is hugely important to our clients.

We also support people with learning disabilities and autism, and have dedicated Independent Supported Living (ISL) colleagues who specialise in the unique care-needs of our customers. As a result, each service is completely bespoke. For example, one client even has regular ‘come dine with me’ events, pamper parties and movie nights!

Contact Information

Be Caring
3rd Floor, Arden House
Regent Centre
Newcastle Upon Tyne

0191 281 2797

About Be Caring

Do you want to play a part in shaping the future of social care?

We’re looking for passionate people who genuinely care, with a will to make a difference. We offer excellent support, training and exciting career opportunities.

We’re employee-owned, meaning profits don’t come first – people do.

Benefits of working for Be Caring

  • Paid DBS
  • Free Uniform & PPE
  • Paid Induction Training
  • Fully-Funded Care Certificate (plus further fully-funded qualifications for Care Workers)
  • Paid Mileage for Drivers (40p/mile)
  • Birthday & Christmas Gift Vouchers
  • “Refer a Friend” Incentive Scheme
  • Excellent Career Opportunities – Progression is Actively Encouraged
  • Employee Assistance Programme – 24/7 confidential advice and support for issues including health, lifestyle and wellbeing


“One of my friends was a support worker for a different company and told me all about working in care. Back then I was ready to change jobs and go down a new career path. I was working in a spa doing massage and nails, and in the past I’ve also done hairdressing. Massaging people all day is obviously very hands-on and I got a repetitive strain injury. I had to give up on that as my hands kept swelling up, though it wasn’t really something I wanted to do for the long haul anyway. It’s only now that I’ve started to know what I want to do! So, after speaking with my friend, I started looking into it and came across the job here.”

Rebecca, Support Worker