Throughout Grampian, over 40,000 people provide unpaid care for relatives, neighbours and friends. Three out of every five of us will take on a caring role at some point in our lives. While fulfilling their invaluable role, the needs of carers themselves for support and for information may all-too-easily remain hidden. The importance and benefits of recognising and meeting these needs cannot be underestimated.
NHS Grampian has recently updated its Carers' Information Strategy, which is now available to download through the link below:
This strategy seeks to build on the good work already evident across Grampian, and to ensure that identifying carers and giving them information is routine practice for NHS Grampian.
Support information leaflet for carers
Do you look after someone? If you do, then you are a carer and
this leaflet (pdf) may be helpful to you.
A new leaflet has been developed that offers advice on
taking care of your back while carrying out your caring role.
Support for Carers in Aberdeen City
The VSA Carers Service Aberdeen, located on Castle Street, offers advice, information and support on all aspects of caring directly to carers. The Centre is part of the Princess Royal Trust network. Further information is available at
Support for Carers in Aberdeenshire
Aberdeenshire Council have provided information on their website that offers information and advice on how you can get help for yourself, if you care for someone, or for the person you are caring for. Further information is avaialble
at this link.
Support for Carers in Moray
Quarriers is the commissioned service from Moray Council to provide support to all unpaid carers in Moray. Further information is available within the
Dr Gray's Hospital pages
on the NHS Grampian website.