Are You a Carer?
If you are please let us know - we may be able to help you
Contact Care Information Scotland
Telephone: 08456 001 001
Helpline Information: http://www.careinfoscotland.co.uk/home.aspx
Office Hours: Lines are open 8am to 10pm Monday to Friday.
Locally the Dundee Carers Centre aim to improve the lives of carers and disabled people through practical and emotional support, advocacy and training plus information about short Breaks and Self-directed Support. Visit their web site at:
There is a wealth of information on NHS Choices about carers and caring. Below are some links into the site that we hope you will find useful.
- Caring for a parent
Watch this video on: caring for a parent at home
- Telling people
Caring responsibilities can make it difficult to maintain friendships or develop new ones. Telling your friends you're a carer is important so they understand and can support you.
- Taking a break
Caring for someone can be a full-time job, but it's essential that you take time out for yourself too. Read our guide to accessing breaks and respite.
- Housing and carers
Do you know your tenancy rights as a carer? Are you aware of all your care at home options? Do you need tips on moving someone around the home?
Carers support groups
Finance and Law
Help claiming benefits, looking after your bank balance and understanding the legal issues of caring.