Useful Links for Carers

The Princess Royal Trust for Carers
Carers Trust works to improve support, services and recognition for anyone living with the challenges of caring, unpaid, for a family member or friend who is ill, frail, disabled or has mental health or addiction problems. Find your local carer centre here.

Carers Scotland
Carers Scotland is a charity set up to support people who care for an elderly relative, a sick friend or a disabled family member. Carers Scotland supports carers and provides information and advice about caring, influences policy through research based on carers’ real life experiences and campaigns to make life better for carers.

Coalition of Carers in Scotland
CarersNet is a partnership project of the Coalition of Carers in Scotland. The Coalition is a network or alliance of over 80 autonomous local carer-led groups, centres and projects. 

Crossroads Scotland
A national charity providing home based respite through short breaks/longer periods of support for 8,500 carers, and personal care for individuals finding it difficult to cope living alone, through 42 services across Scotland.

Shared Care Scotland

Shared Care Scotland is a national charity that works to improve the quality, choice and availability of short break (respite care) provision across Scotland, for the benefit of carers and the people they care for.

Edinburgh Council Housing
Get equipment to help you in your home, learn about alarms and monitors and find out abouit adapting your home.

DirectGov
Information on Carer's Allowance and other benefits.

Carer Support Groups
This directory lists organisations who provide advice and support to carers.

Counselling Directory
Counselling Directory is a confidential service that encourages those in distress to seek help. The directory contains information on many different types of distress, as well as articles, news, and events. MECOPP lists this directory as a potential useful resource but is not associated with any of it's counsellors and does not make personal recommendations on this service.

BIHR Pocket Guide for Carers
This pocket guide outlines and explains the human rights of carers and those who are cared for, as protected by the Human Rights Act 1998 and the Equality Act 2010.Read the BIHR Pocket Guide for Carers here