Our work in Scotland

Carers Trust in Scotland works to transform the lives of unpaid carers.

We partner with our network of local carer organisations to provide funding and support, deliver innovative and evidence-based programmes and raise awareness and influence policy.​

Carers Trust’s vision is that unpaid carers are heard and valued, with access to support, advice and resources to enable them to live fulfilled lives.

We reach around 44,000 adult carers and young carers from all groups and communities, through a unique network of local carer organisations throughout Scotland.

We are positioned centrally to support local carer organisations to deliver localised action, whilst also influencing the environment for unpaid carers.

About carers in Scotland

There are an estimated 800,000 unpaid carers in Scotland this includes 30,000 young carers under the age of 18. The value of unpaid care provided by carers in Scotland is £12.8 billion per year.

Three out of five of us will become carers at some stage in our lives and 1 in 10 of us is already fulfilling some sort of caring role. 

Looking for education resources?

Check out our Digital Education Hub for all staff in Scotland working with young carers in schools. 

Digital Education Hub

Meet the Team

Becky Duff - Director for Scotland 


Paul Traynor - Head of External Affairs  (Scotland)


Beth Friel - Research and Influencing Officer 


Eilidh Muir - Senior Fundraising Manager (Scotland)


Karen Maloney - Office Manager (Scotland)


Kelly Munro - Education Officer (Primary & Secondary) (Scotland)


Lorna Gibson - Young Carers Network Co-ordinator (Scotland)


Karen Martin - Mental Health Development Coordinator (Scotland)


Nicola Bell - Youth Engagement Officer (Scotland)