Network Partners in Scotland

Carers Trust Network in Scotland

The Carers Trust Network is made up of 134 Network Partners across England, Scotland, and Wales. We are the largest network of organisations across the UK that specialises in the support and wellbeing of unpaid carers.  Currently we have 14 Network Partners in Scotland covering 44% of Local Authorities, supporting around 21,000 unpaid carers in Scotland.    

Together with our Network Partners in Scotland we support the consistent delivery of good quality services for carers across Scotland and ensure the sustainability of these services.  While making sure that the contribution carer services make to the lives of unpaid carers and their local communities is understood, recognised, and valued.

By working collaboratively, we contribute to, influence and shape local and national priorities for unpaid carers in Scotland, providing an evidence base and insight for policy asks to be implemented that improve the lives of carers across Scotland.  By working together, we can give carers a more prominent national voice. 

Through our network we also distribute a series of community and individual grants for carers, which can help with home repairs, replacement care, respite and other costs relating to your caring role.  In financial year 2018-2019 we made £59,412.87 worth of grants available to our Network Partners in Scotland, and over the first quarter of 2020-2021 we have awarded £48, 758.30 of grants to Network Partners to support carers during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Becoming a Network Partner in Scotland and its benefits?

For a reasonable fee you can access the exclusive benefits of being a Network Partner that Carers Trust Scotland has to offer.  From access to our grants programme to dedicated and responsive sustainability support; to tailored Network information and sector-related intelligence and insights such as our annual conference, e-bulletin, and Knowledge Hub; and collaboration with our policy work. 

“Being a Carers Trust Network Partner has allowed me to build relationships with other managers in the network, who I know I can turn to if I need their help.   This is so important when you are the manager of a small organisation to prevent you feeling isolated.  This also allows us to feel confident in sharing our experiences and examples of good practice, as we are all facing similar challenges.  We have also benefited hugely from the funding provided by the Trust for projects, such as developing our young adult carers support, and grants for individual carers, which have been very popular and well received.   Our young carers also get a lot out of the annual Young Carers Festival, as it allows them to have a fun break and feedback their needs to decision-makers” 
Agnes McMillan, Manager of Falkirk and Clackmannanshire Carers Centre

If you would like to know more about how we work with the network or you would be interested in becoming a Network Partner, please contact our Development Manager, Scott Lafferty at slafferty@carers.org

Who are our Network Partners in Scotland?