Unpaid carers

Anyone can become an unpaid carer, at any point in their life, providing vital support to family members, friends, or others in their community. It’s a role usually taken on without any formal training or guidance. While there can be rewarding aspects to caring, it’s understandable to sometimes feel overwhelmed by the challenges you face.

On this page we’ve pulled together some resources to help you manage in your role as an unpaid carer.

Unpaid carers

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Relax – Guided Relaxation

Listen to Relax (Practice) 10-minute Guided Relaxation session, presented by Martin Stepek.

Getting a short break

Shared Care Scotland collects information on the places carers can access funding to have a short break Please have a look at their website to find what support is available in your area. 

Am I considered an unpaid carer?

An unpaid carer is anyone who looks after a friend, family member, or neighbour due to either old age, physical or mental illness, disability, or an addiction. You do not…

What support is available for carers?

To find out about local carer support services, including carer centres near you, Care Information Scotland provides a detailed list of all carer centres and young carers services across Scotland. To access free online group therapy, including sessions on self esteem, self…

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