Carer Support Organisations
We are responsible for supporting unpaid adult and young carers. This page provides information about carer support services.
Aberdeenshire carer support organisations
We work in partnership with, or commission services from, organisations to support unpaid carers in Aberdeenshire. These organisations offer impartial advice, information and support on all aspects of caring.
Quarriers carer support services
Quarriers provide an Aberdeenshire Carer Support Service for unpaid adult carers and young carers in Aberdeenshire.
Quarriers recognise that every caring situation and every carer is different. They look at the impact caring has on the whole family and may identify solutions to benefit everyone.
Quarriers can offer support to identify the caring roles you do, how these might impact your life and support you to complete an Adult Carer Support Plan (ACSP) or Young Carer Statement (YCS). They offer advice and information on what is available in your local community. Providing opportunities to meet other carers and share skills, knowledge and experiences. They can also provide opportunities to develop skills and confidence to help you in your caring role and improve your own health and wellbeing.
Advocacy North East
Advocacy North East provide independent advocacy services to Aberdeenshire carers. They support people to understand and make decisions and to have their say.
PAMIS works in partnership with people with profound and multiple learning disabilities and their carers by providing advice, support and information.
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
Carer support in other council areas
If the person you care for lives outwith Aberdeenshire, in another local authority area, you need to contact the carer support service for that area. The council where the cared-for person lives is responsible for supporting adult carers.
Carer support services for neighbouring Aberdeenshire areas are:
- Quarriers Aberdeen City Carer Support Service for Aberdeen
- Quarriers Moray Carer Support Service for Moray
- Angus Carers Centre for Angus
For young carers, the council where the carer lives will normally be responsible for providing support. This may vary slightly for some local authority areas.
Contact your local carer support service for more information. If you're not sure which carer support service is responsible in your situation email firstname.lastname@example.org for details.