Care and Carers

You can find useful information for carers, including advice on benefits, employment and care homes, on the Government website
Help for people who care for others, including information about assessments and how to get support
How to arrange respite care and short breaks for you or the person you care for
Getting help with living independently at home and getting your home adapted to suit your needs, whether it is short term following an illness, accident or spell in hospital, or longer term for elderly or disabled people.
Care homes provide 24 hour care services including support with all personal care.
We can provide or arrange care at home services for people who need assistance with activities of daily living that will enable them to remain in their own home.
The Telecare service provides a full time alarm service in your home, as well as other sensors such as smoke, heat and flood detectors, and other aids and adaptations to ensure you can stay safely in your home.
Find out about eligibility for carers allowance, how much you can get and how to apply (this link takes you to the website)
Find out about Young Carer Grant - A yearly payment of £300 for young carers aged 16-18 who live in Scotland
Telephone and online service available in Scotland for people seeking information about community care services for older people. The helpline is available on 0800 011 3200 between 8 am and 10 pm, 7 days a week.