Support for carers
We offer care and support, self-help and respite services for unpaid carers working in our communities.
We understand being a carer is a rewarding job, but it can also sometimes be very demanding one.
We want you to know we can provide continuity of care and support to your dependent, standing by as a flexible backup option when needed. We aim to be caring, supportive, empathetic, responsive, reassuring and respectful.
Ways we can help
We can help you:
- take respite from your caring
- reduce isolation by helping participate in your community
- access tools and skills to manage effects of stress associated with caring
- connect with additional support and specialist services
We have a number of services in Central Scotland which provides support to carers:
- The Carers' Self-Help Project provides support in Fife for carers of children, young people, and adults with autistic spectrum conditions who struggle with their own mental health
- The Older Persons' Service runs social cafes in Torryburn, Rosyth, and Cowdenbeath which offer social engagement for older people and respite for carers
- The Older Persons' Service offers volunteer befriending and a Help to Stay at Home service to help older people aged 65+ who have become isolated, lonely, or who are affected by poor health, to meet others and become more involved in their local communities
- Fife Visiting Support Services work with people in their own homes, sheltered housing, and temporary accommodation in the community throughout Fife to help them live independently and offer respite for their carers
- Edinburgh Mental Health Services provide visiting tenancy support for people living in the community who are experiencing severe and enduring mental health issues, enabling them to live as independent a life as possible and offering respite for their carers
If you would like more information about the services we offer or would like to access any of the services listed above please contact us.