Carer Resources

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Dundee Carers Centre Dundee Carers Centre offers practical and emotional support, advice and information for unpaid carers of all ages and disabled people. Click here to open link
Citizens Advice Scotland An independent charity that provides free and confidential advice and information whoever you are and whatever your problem Click here to open link
Age Scotland Age Scotland is the national charity for older people offering a range of service and guidance Click here to open link
Support in Mind Scotland Support in Mind Scotland works to improve the wellbeing and quality of life of people affected by serious mental illness, including those who are family members, carers and supporters. Click here to open link
The Silver Line Helpline for older people - information, friendship and advice, as well as linking callers to local groups and services. Click here to open link
The Turn2us Helpline Advice on benefits, housing, jobs, legal issues and other practical help. Click here to open link
Positive ageing An article Click here to open link
Care in Crisis An article Click here to open link
NHS And Adult Social Care Services Guidance on how complaints should be handled Click here to open link
Age Scotland - Legal & Family Issues Information and advice on Legal and Family Issues for older people Click here to open link
Age Scotland - Information & Guidance Information and advice for older people Click here to open link
Equality And Human Rights Commission (EHRC) The Commission monitors human rights and is the regulatory body responsible for enforcing the Equality Act 2010. Click here to open link
Citizens Advice Scotland – Power Of Attorney Guidance on managing affairs for someone else and Power of Attorney arrangements Click here to open link
Citizens Advice Scotland - Wills Guidance on making a Will Click here to open link
Playlist For Life Harnessing the power of music and connecting people living with Dementia to musical memories. Click here to open link
Alzheimer Scotland A wide range of specialist services for people with dementia and their carers. Click here to open link
Carers Scotland Sources of practical help and support for carers Click here to open link
Scottish Independent Advocacy Alliance - Find An Advocate Find an Advocate in your area Click here to open link
Scottish Independent Advocacy Alliance SIAA does not provide independent advocacy services. It offers information about what advocacy is and finding advocacy organisations across Scotland Click here to open link
Carers Scotland Being Heard: a self-advocacy guide for carers in Scotland Click here to open link
NHS Inform Talking About Your Care Guidance and information about discussions and decisions relating to your care Click here to open link
NHS Inform Palliative Care Palliative care guidance Click here to open link
Citizens Advice Scotland – Carers Guidance Guidance on carers help and support Click here to open link
Coalition of Carers in Scotland - Carers Act Resources Carers Act Resources and individual leaflets which highlight different areas of the Act. Click here to open link
The Carers Charter Details carers rights under the Act Click here to open link
The Carers (Scotland) Act The Carers Act gives all adult and young carers in Scotland rights. This Act outlines carers right to support and to meet their eligible needs. Click here to open link
Carers Trust Counselling Guidance Information and guidance service to find counselling for carers Click here to open link
Counselling for carers A counselling service for unpaid carers who require emotional support. Click here to open link
Samaritans The Samaritans runs a 24/7 helpline for anyone who wants someone to listen without judgment or pressure. Click here to open link
Breathing Space Scotland A free, confidential, phone and webchat service for anyone in Scotland over the age of 16 experiencing low mood, depression or anxiety. Click here to open link
Dundee City Council Complaints guidance Click here to open link
The Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC) The Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC) is the regulator for the social service workforce in Scotland. If you have a concern or complaint about a social care worker Click here to open link
Adult Support And Protection (Scotland) Act 2007 Code Of Practice Code of Practice intended to protect those adults who are unable to safeguard their own interests and are at risk of harm Click here to open link
Carers Trust Scotland List of National Carer Organisations in Scotland Click here to open link
Your Human Rights As A Carer A Pocket Guide for Carers Click here to open link
A human rights framework for home care A framework on the rights of persons with disabilities and the principles for older persons. Click here to open link
Citizens Advice Human Rights Guidance Information about protecting your human rights when using health and care services Click here to open link
The Scottish Human Rights Commission An independent public body, accountable to the people of Scotland through the Scottish Parliament. The Commission has a general duty to promote awareness, understanding and respect for all human rights Click here to open link
Care About Rights The Scottish Human Rights Commission has developed training and awareness raising resources relating to the care and support of older people. Click here to open link
Dundee Adult Support And Protection Guidance information about protecting vulnerable adults in the region Click here to open link
Self Directed Support Scotland Direct Payments website for self-directed care and support Click here to open link
Self Directed Support Scotland Direct Payments factsheet summarising options for self-directed care and support Click here to open link
Care Inspectorate The national regulator for care services in Scotland. Where care is not good enough, the inspectorate can deal with complaints and carry out enforcement action. Click here to open link
NHS Inform
Care, support and rights
Guidance and information about accessing health and care in Scotland Click here to open link
Care Information Scotland Care Information Scotland is a phone, webchat and website service providing information about care services for people living in Scotland Click here to open link
Dundee Independent Advocacy Support DIAS provides high-quality, user-driven independent advocacy services. Click here to open link
Dundee Carers Centre Dundee Carers Centre offers practical and emotional support, advice and information for unpaid carers of all ages and disabled people. Click here to open link
Disability Equality Scotland A national charity working towards equality, inclusion and participation for disabled people in Scotland Click here to open link
Dundee Health & Social Care Partnership The Dundee Health and Social Care Partnership brings together adult health and social care services while working jointly with other organisations to coordinate public services across Dundee Click here to open link