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.