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.
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.