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Help and support

Carer centres offer support, advice and care information for unpaid carers in your local area. Find your local carer centre.

There are also other organisations that can offer advice and support if you're a carer or a person using self-directed care.

Carers Scotland
0808 808 7777
Gives expert advice, information and support to carers.

Carers Trust Scotland Aims to improve support, services and recognition for anyone caring, unpaid, for a family member or friend.

Coalition of Carers in Scotland Ensures that carers' voices are heard at local and national level.

MECOPP Supports Black and Minority Ethnic carers to access support and services suitable for their personal situations.

Young Scot Offers lots of information for young carers, including how to apply for the Young Carers Package, a range of leisure and learning opportunities for young carers.

Age Scotland
0800 12 44 222
Provides information, friendship and advice and a confidential freephone for older people, their carers and families in Scotland.

Shared Care Scotland
0138 362 2462
Works to improve the quality and provision of short breaks for carers in Scotland.

Take a Break Family Fund's Take a Break Fund supports families and carers of disabled children and young people to take a short break.

Breathing Space
0800 83 85 87
Monday to Thursday, 6pm to 2am
Friday 6pm to Monday 6am
Offers individual support and advice if you need someone to talk to.

National Wellbeing Hub Offers a wide range of support and wellbeing resources for unpaid carers.

Care Information Scotland
0845 600 1001, 8am to 10pm
Provides information about care services for people living in Scotland.

NHS 24
Call free on 111
Scotland's national telehealth and telecare organisation.

NHS inform
0800 22 44 88, 8am to 10pm
Provides quality-assured health information.

Counselling Directory
0333 344 7990
Find a counsellor or support service near you.

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