Adult Carers Support

Support for Adult Carers

How Carers Link can help

When you contact Carers Link our staff will  to talk with you about the type of help or information that might suit you best. They can help you think about your caring role, consider the support options available and review things with you as you go along. You can read about how we can help in our booklet Looking After Someone.

Talking with others is a fundamental part of our lives, yet caring for someone can be an isolating experience.  Whether you have recently become a carer or have been caring for many years, Carers Link aims to provide you with the support which best suits your individual situation and needs. We know that caring and/ or work commitments can make it difficult for you to meet us, so we will meet with you whenever and wherever is convenient. And if it’s easier for you to talk to us online, by phone or by email then that suits, too.

Make A Referral

We take referrals from professionals through our online form. Please ensure that you have the carer’s permission to pass their contact details and other information to Carers Link.

Refer Yourself

If you would like information or support from Carers Link, complete our registration and consent form and we will get back to you, or you can call us on 0800 975 2131

Adult Carer Support Plan

All adult carers in Scotland have the right to an adult carer support plan which  considers your personal circumstances and caring role, and identifies your needs and the support that is available to meet these. Carers Link can discuss these with you and prepare your plan.

We are normally open Monday to Friday from 8.30am to 5.00 pm, but appointments (by phone, in person or online) out with these hours can be arranged. Currently mail is not being picked up from the office on a regular basis so if possible please email or phone us. During evenings and weekends, if you or someone you know requires urgent social work support, please call 0800 811 505.