Our commitment to carers

We recognise the crucial role young and adult carers play in communities across Edinburgh.

We see carers as equal partners in the care of their loved ones. And we need to support carers to look after their own health and wellbeing, so they can continue to care for their loved ones.

Support for carers

Our dedicated carer support team can offer you advice, information and support on:

  • your rights as a carer
  • local services
  • medical conditions and medication
  • looking after yourself
  • becoming more confident as a carer
  • setting goals and priorities for your own life.

How to apply

You can refer yourself to the service by contacting 0131 536 3371 Monday – Friday, 9am – 5pm.

Alternatively, you can fill in the support for a carer online form and a member of the Carer Support Team will get in touch with you as soon as possible.

Carers strategy

In our carers strategy 2019-22  we show how we will support carers to have a good quality of life, health and wellbeing.

Our Carers Strategy has been written in collaboration with carers, carer organisations, and third sector and provides support to carers across a range of services.