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We are a local Edinburgh charity that provides free, confidential and independent advocacy for carers supporting someone with mental or physical health difficulties.

Who is a carer?

A carer may be a family member, partner or friend who supports or cares for a person with mental or physical health difficulties. Carers may or may not live with the person they support, and they may or may not carry out physical tasks.

We can help if

  • You support someone with mental health difficulties, physical disability, a learning disability, an acquired brain injury, dementia or autistic spectrum condition.
  • You want to find out more about how to best to support carers.
  • You'd like information about Edinburgh mental health services.
  • You're a carer who may require collective or individual advocacy.

Latest news

University of Stirling Carer Survey : The University of Stirling has launched a survey to find out about what carers look for in replacement care and the types of support they value. If you look after someone...

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Publications

Edinburgh Carers Council has developed a series of booklets designed to meet the specific needs of those supporting someone with mental health difficulties.