Aberdeenshire Carers' Support Organisations

There are organisations that support unpaid carers in Aberdeenshire. They offer impartial advice, information and support on all aspects of caring. This section provides information about and links to each of these organisations.

Quarriers

We have commissioned Quarriers to provide a carer support service to unpaid carers in Aberdeenshire.

They recognise that every caring situation is different and every carer is different. You can be any age and may be caring for a parent, grandparent, child, brother or sister, husband, wife, partner, relative, friend or neighbour. There are a wide range of reasons why the person you are supporting may not be able to live independently.

Quarriers offer a unique service to look at the impact caring has on the whole family. By taking time to discuss your situation and understanding each person's needs, they may identify solutions to benefit everyone.

Quarriers can:

  • offer support to identify the caring roles you carry out and how it might impact your life
  • support you to complete an Adult Carer Support Plan (ACSP) or Young Carer Statement (YCS)
  • offer advice, information and resources that may be available in your local community
  • provide opportunities to meet other carers and share skills, knowledge and experiences
  • provide opportunities to develop skills and confidence to support you in your caring role and improve your own health and wellbeing
  • provide tailored support if you are a young person in a caring role
  • support you as a carer to access short breaks services (also called respite)

Quarriers Adult Carer Support Service offers advice and support to unpaid adult carers throughout Aberdeenshire.

Quarriers Young Carers Support Service (Aberdeenshire) offers support for unpaid young carers throughout Aberdeenshire.

Alzheimer Scotland

Alzheimer Scotland provides a wide range of specialist services for people with dementia and their carers. They offer:

  • personalised support services
  • community activities
  • information and advice

PAMIS

PAMIS works in partnership with people with profound and multiple learning disabilities and their carers by providing advice, support and information.

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