Our work in Scotland

Carers Trust Scotland is the largest provider of comprehensive carers support services in Scotland.

We reach around 30,000 adult carers and 2,400 young carers from all groups and communities, through a unique network of independent carers centres and young carers services throughout Scotland.

We work with these centres to improve support, services and recognition for carers in communities across Scotland. 

About carers in Scotland

There are at least 690,000 carers in Scotland this includes 29,000 young carers under the age of 18. The value of unpaid care provided by carers in Scotland is £10,347,400,000 a 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. 

Young Carers Action Day 16 March 2022

Find everything you need to know about Young Carers Action Day 2022, coming up on 16 March.

We have free downloadable resources for young carers and young adult carers,  as well as teachers and professionals working with them.

Find out more

Looking for education resources?

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

Digital Education Hub

Meet the Team

Louise Morgan - Director for Scotland & Northern Ireland

lmorgan@carers.org

Paul Traynor - Head of External Affairs  (Scotland)

ptraynor@carers.org 

Scott Lafferty - Development Manager for Scotland

slafferty@carers.org 

Eilidh Muir - Fundraising Manager Scotland

emuir@carers.org 

Karen Maloney - Office Manager (Scotland)

kmaloney@carers.org 

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

kmunro@carers.org

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

lgibson@carers.org

Karen Martin - Mental Health Development Coordinator (Scotland)

kmartin@carers.org

Nicola Bell - Youth Engagement Officer (Scotland)

nbell@carers.org