External Support for Carers
Alzheimer Scotland offers help and support for carers of people with dementia; to find out how they can help, please visit the Alzheimer Scotland website
Carers Scotland help carers and professionals, with expert advice on issues such as carers' benefits, community care and services for carers.
You can find out more about how they can help on the Carers Scotland website
Citizens Advice Scotland
The CAS Patient Advice and Support Service is an independent service which provides free, accessible and confidential information, advice and support to patients, their carers and families in their dealings with the NHS. The service:
- can provide information, advice and support for anyone who wants to give feedback, make comments, raise concerns or make a complaint about treatment and care provided by the NHS in Scotland.
- help people to understand their rights and responsibilities as a patient.
- works with the NHS in Scotland to improve healthcare provision - work that can be done because of the feedback that is provided
For further information please visit the CAS Patient Advice and Support Service webpage
Coalition of Carers in Scotland
The Coalition of Carers in Scotland exists to advance the voice of carers by facilitating carer engagement and bringing carers and local carer organisations together with decision makers at a national and local level.
Since its inception in 1998 the Coalition has played a fundamental role in advancing carer recognition and support and more recently in establishing a Carers Rights agenda in Scotland
For more information, please visit the Coalition of Carers Scotland website.
Glasgow City Carers Partnership Centres
The GCCP brings together Glasgow City Council (GCC), Glasgow’s Health & Social Care Partnership (HSCP), Acute Division of NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde (NHS GG&C), the network of voluntary sector carers centres and condition-specific organisations who have worked together to re-shape carer services and make best use of available resources.
The Partnership offers universal advice and information to all carers within Glasgow City. The Centres provide inclusive and holistic support to carers to maintain their quality of life and enhance their capacity to maintain their health and wellbeing through the provision of a range of person centred, coordinated and outcome focussed services.
For more information on the centres and GCCP please visit https://www.volunteerglasgow.org/services/carers/
Macmillan offer a range of booklets for carers helping a friend or family member through cancer. They address the physical, emotional, financial and practical challenges of supporting a loved one who has cancer. You can find more information by visiting the Macmillan Information for Carers webpage
Shared Care Scotland
Shared Care Scotland; Improving short break provision for people with care needs and their carers
For further information please visit the Shared Care Scotland Website
Unity provides information, support and advice to carers (including young carers aged 8-18 and young adult carers aged 18-25) throughout North Ayrshire, Arran and Cumbrae.
For more information please visit: http://unity-enterprise.com
NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde Local Carer Services (Peer Support)
Inverclyde Carers Centre
68-70 Cathcart St
Greenock, PA15 1DD
Telephone: 01475 735 180
East Renfrewshire Carers
The Gatehouse, Eastwood Park
Rouken Glen Road, Giffnock, G46 6UG
Telephone: 0141 638 4888