Do you help care for someone and need a bit of care yourself?

Caring for someone can be very rewarding but also very challenging. Recent events may have affected many people’s caring responsibilities. Some people have never been carers in the past, some now have even greater demands than before, and some who have been carers for many years may feel they have less support as we manage our way through and out of the coronavirus pandemic.

Support for you from the Edinburgh Health and Social Care Partnership

If you are a carer you can get support from our Edinburgh Carer Support Team

Support for carers in the city during the coronavirus pandemic

You can get support from organisations in your local area and beyond. Every one of these organisations can help you with:

  • emotional support
  • advice on how you can access practical help
  • carer emergency plans
  • ideas on how to have a short break from your caring duties during the restrictions.

They can offer support either over the telephone or using digital services like the NHS Attend Anywhere service. And more services will become available as restrictions ease on physical distancing.

Capital Carers (north west Edinburgh)

Care For Carers (city-wide)

Eric Liddell Centre (city-wide)

Edinburgh Headway (carers of adults with an acquired brain injury)

Edinburgh Young Carers (for 5 – 25 year olds)

Space & The Broomhouse Hub (young and adult carers in south west Edinburgh)

Pasda (carers of adults on the autism spectrum)

The Action Group (carers of children and adults with support needs and learning disabilities)

VOCAL (city-wide)

VolunteerNet (city-wide)