to the Dumfries & Galloway Carers Centre
We provide information, advice and support to anyone who cares for a relative or friend. We also aim to raise awareness of the needs of Carers and the contribution they make to care in the community.

Dumfries & Galloway Carers Centre

Carers Support

Information & Advice

Staff will try to answer any questions that you have. If we can't find the answer straight away we will try to find out or put you in touch with another organisation that can help. The Carers Centre also produces a Newsletter three times a year which gives you up to date information about issues affecting Carers.

Benefits Advice

Carers and their families may be entitled to benefits. Carers Support Workers can find out and advise on what you could access and provide assistance with the forms. Staff can also assist Carers to access a wide range of grants which would be of benefit to them in their caring role.

Assistance to access an Adult Carer Support Plan

An Adult Carer Support Plan gives you the opportunity to express your feelings and needs as a Carer.  The aim is to find out what impact your caring responsibilities have on your life and to help you identify ways to achieve your goals and aspirations.  In the past, this document has been referred to as a Carers Assessment.

Click here to download the Adult Carer Support Plan
Click here to access the Guidance Notes

You can complete the form yourself, with help from someone or an organisation of your choice. For further information please call the Carers Centre on 01387 248600.

Activities & Groups

This part of the service aims to give you some time out from your caring role by providing relaxing/fun activities such as yoga, arts and crafts and coffee and chat groups. Your name can be added to our mailing list ensuring that you receive a calendar of activities letting you know what is on in your area.

Carers Emergency Cards

Do you worry about what would happen to the person you care for if you were taken ill and unable to tell anyone that someone depended on you? The Carers Emergency Card is credit card size to fit in your purse or wallet and will help give you peace of mind.

To download the application, click here