Supporting Carers Across Dumfries & Galloway

We provide advice and support to anyone who cares for a relative or friend.

Welcome to 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.

Are you a Carer?

Adult Carers

Many people do not see themselves as Carers and may be missing out on vital services, benefits and information. A Carer is someone who provides support to a family member or friend who is affected by long-term illness, disability, age or addiction.

Young Adult Carers

A Young Adult Carer is someone aged 18-25 who cares for a family member, child or partner who suffers from a long-term illness, physical or learning disability, mental illness, drugs, or alcohol misuse. Our Young Adult Carers team can offer information, advice, and support specifically for young adults. 

Young Carers

There are many children and young people who help to look after someone in their family. This may be Mum, Dad, brother or sister. The project aims to provide Young Carers aged 7-18 years with a break from their caring role through one-to-one support, groups and activities held across the region.

Our Vision

A world where the role and contribution of unpaid Carers is recognised and they have access to the quality support and services they need to live their own lives.

Our Aims

  • To provide reliable, up to date and appropriate information and advice to Carers.
  • To provide practical and emotional support to Carers.
  • To ensure Carers have an opportunity to make their views known in planning and decision making processes.
  • To raise awareness of the needs of Carers and the contribution they make.
  • To encourage professionals and other groups and organisations to work together to be aware of, and to promote the needs of Carers.
" I felt pampered and it was nice to get dressed up and have a break, without worrying or having to cook the meals or do the dishes. I felt cared for. "
Adult Carer - Respitality Scheme
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