Anyone can become a carer, at any time in their lives. If you do become a carer you may be faced with one or more of the following:

  • a lack of information, support, respect or recognition from healthcare professionals
  • being unsure of your rights to support, both financially and legally
  • issues with your own physical or mental ill-health
  • difficulties with your employer or education provider
  • losing your sense of self and maintaining a life outside of your caring role

Carers Trust Scotland provides services to support a carer’s individual and changing needs throughout their caring journey.

Local support

We are connected to a unique network of local carers centres across Scotland. Some of the ways these centres provide support is by:

  • providing access to often desperately-needed breaks 
  • giving information and advice 
  • offering advice on  education, training and employment 
  • helping carers to maintain their own health and wellbeing and offering support so they do not feel isolated
  • running support schemes for young carers. 

Find your local carers centre, call us on 0300 123 2008 or email