Edinburgh Choices - Edinburgh Carer Support Team

Name Edinburgh Carer Support Team

If you are over 12 and look after a relative, friend,partner or neighbour, we can:

  • work with you to improve the support you could get for you or the person you care for
  • help you feel more confident in your caring role
  • help you access benefits and services such as counselling or training
  • give you information on the law and your rights as a carer
  • help you deal with any challenges you face as a carer
  • offer guided support to reflect on your situation and explore options for your future
  • advise on respite or short breaks that may be available for you or the person you care for
  • ensure you are aware of all the support that’s available.

We will talk with you to find out what kind of help you need for your caring situation. There are two main type of service we offer:

  • Information - We will help you to get the information you need for your caring situation. Usually this will take one or two phone calls.
  • Support - If you need support, we can work with you to find out what could help and agree a plan of action to suit your situation. This support may lead on to an opportunity called life coaching. 
Support for Carers aged 12 or over
Accessibility Wheelchair accessible
What to do next

Contact the service to ask for support for a carer.

Provided by NHS Lothian, Broomhouse Centre, Care for Carers, VOCAL
Phone 0131 536 3371
Area served City wide