Carers Trust Scotland is part of Carers Trust, a major charity for, with and about carers. We work 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.
With locally based Network Partners we are able to support carers in the community with information, advice, emotional support, hands on practical help and access to much needed breaks. We offer specialist services for carers of people of all ages and conditions and a range of individually tailored support and group activities.
We also facilitate the Scottish Young Carers Services Alliance which provides all young carers initiatives in Scotland with information and support so that they can provide the best possible services to young carers.
Our vision is of a world where the role and contribution of unpaid carers is recognised and they have access to the trusted quality support and services they need to live their own lives.
About carers in Scotland
There are at least 759,000 carers aged 16 and over in Scotland and 29,000 young carers. The value of care provided by carers in Scotland is £10,347,400,000 a year.
Three out of five of us will become carers at some stage in our lives and 1 in 10 of us is already fulfilling some sort of caring role.
Louise Morgan, Carers Trust Scotland, Young Carers Development Manager Working with the SYCSA – email@example.com
Paul Traynor, Carers Trust Scotland, Policy and Campaigns Officer (Young and Young Adult Carers) – firstname.lastname@example.org