Carers Information

Edinburgh Carers Support Team

Do you look after a relative, partner or friend who needs extra support?  Are you a young carer?

The Edinburgh Carer Support Team can help support you as an unpaid carer.

The service offers information and advice which includes:

  • Your entitlements and rights as a carer
  • Creating an Adult Carer Support Plan
  • How to access local services for carers
  • Looking after yourself and emotional support
  • Emergency planning for the person you care for

For more information please call 0131 536 3371 or visit

Care Information Scotland

Care Information Scotland is a telephone and website service providing information about care services for people living in Scotland.

If you would prefer to talk to someone, please call the helpline on 0800 011 3200.  

You can also chat online to a member of the team.

If English is not your first language, they can also help with translating information for you.

Whatever your question about care, they will do their best to help you find the information you need.

On the Care Information Scotland website you will find information about:

Where to start   

How to get care services   

Care at home   

Care homes   

Support for carers   

Carers' health and wellbeing   

Help with finances   

Your rights   

Young carers and young adult carers

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