Aberdeenshire Carers Support Service

We recognise that every caring situation is different and every carer is different too. You may be caring for a parent or grandparent, son or daughter, brother or sister, husband, wife or partner, relative, friend or neighbour. There is a wide range of reasons why they may not be able to care for themselves. They may:

  • have a physical or learning disability
  • misuse alcohol or drugs
  • be frail or elderly
  • have mental health problems
  • have a long-term illness

We will work with you to help you prioritise your needs as a Carer and help to reduce your caring role as much as possible. We can then help you to access the advice, information and support to best meet the needs of you and your family.

What we offer

We can help you with support to work out what help you need. If you are struggling and know you need support but don’t know what would make a difference, we can help.

  • Advice and information: We provide advice and information on a wide range of resources and community supports which could help you and your family.
  • Peer support: We can work with you on a one-to-one basis or as part of a group. We also run events where you can meet other Carers and speak to people in similar situations.
  • Training and development: We offer a range of individual and group training opportunities for Carers to build your knowledge, skills and confidence. The learning opportunities we offer are based on what Carers tell us they need.
  • Support to have a life outwith caring: We will support you to balance your caring role with your own needs.
  • Support for the whole family: Our unique service looks at the effect caring has on the whole family. By taking time to discuss your situation and understanding each person’s needs, we can identify solutions which will benefit everyone.

Young Carer Health and Wellbeing Grant

Young carers in Aberdeenshire can apply for a Health and Wellbeing Grant to take time out from their caring role and enjoy activities, hobbies or spend time with friends. Young carers can decide what to buy with the grant, as long as it helps to look after their health and wellbeing. The grant is a one-off purchase that does not need to be paid back.

To apply for the grant, contact Quarriers Aberdeenshire Carer Support Service on 01467 538700 to ask for help to complete a Young Carer Statement. This will determine if a young carer can apply for the grant or would benefit more from an individual budget for ongoing support.

How to contact us

No matter where you live in Aberdeenshire, you can contact us online. We can meet you in your local community, and we are also at the end of a phone if you want to let off steam but don’t want to worry other family members or friends.

Wardes Road
Inverurie
AB51 3TT

Tel: 01467 538 700
Email: [email protected]
Facebook: @aberdeenshirecarersupportservice