Information on the work we do to help carers
We can offer information and support to anyone who is in a caring role from the age of 8 to 90+ years.
Support can offer
- Practical, emotional and peer support
- Help to access other organisations
- Help to access other services within the centre
- Offer a variety of groups and events, held within the centre and in local communities
- Offer accessible services in Urdu, Punjabi, Mandarin and Cantonese
- Offer learning, training and accreditation opportunities
Carers Aged 8-16 (or up to 18 if still in education)
Young carers often put the needs of the person they care for before their own, meaning that they can miss out on experiences that other young people get.
Young carers may also experience stress, anxiety and worry about the person they care for and would benefit from additional support.
These groups help emotionally to get through the hard times, you can relax and share your feelings with new friends I have in the group.Young carer, December 18
We offer the same support to young carers as we do to adult carers including practical, emotional and peer support – plus a variety of groups and activities.
Every school in Dundee has a named Carer Support worker who works closely with the school. We have also supported schools to appoint a school staff member to be named a Young Carer Co-ordinator.
This means that young carers can access support either by contacting Dundee Carers Centre directly or speaking to Young Carer Co-ordinator.
Click here for our Young Carers Leaflet which gives more details about the help that can be offered to young carers within a school that we work with.
We also work closely with Dundee & Angus College and provide support in the community. If you are a carer and a college student then you can contact Student Support Services or Dundee Carers Centre for more information on the support available.
Young Carers Voice
Young Carers Voice is a group for young carers (aged between 14-18 years old) and aim to raise awareness of young carers, support available and influence the implementation of the Carers (Scotland) Act 2016.
We have created a locality information page full of updates, latest news and local services we work with.
Information on our Services
Information for Carers
Our team is currently working remotely, but still able to offer support to carers.
Dundee Carers Centre are continuing to provide support even while the schools and college are closed – please get in touch with the Centre to find out more.
Carers of Dundee Website has a young carer page that has general advice for young carers and schools