Support for carers

A carer is generally defined as an individual who provides, or intends to provide, care for another individual.

Adult Carer Support Plan or Young Carer Statement

The Adult Carer Support Plan (ACSP) or Young Carer Statement (YCS) are the new tools under the Carers (Scotland) Act 2016 to work out a carer's needs and personal outcomes. They look at a carer's responsibilities and how the caring role impacts on their health and wellbeing.

The local Carers Centre can help a carer complete an ASCP or YCS, identify where help may be needed, and then draw up a plan to support them. 

Community care assessment

The person you care for may also be entitled to a community care assessment. The assessment will help identify what community care services they need.

If the person you care for refuses a community care assessment or services for themselves you can still have a carers assessment.

Unpaid carers information pack

Our unpaid carers information pack (pdf 593kb) 

is for adult and young (under the age of 18) unpaid carers who care for someone who may not be able to care for themselves. It contains information that you told us you'd find useful to have in one place.

If you'd like to give feedback, make any comments, queries or suggestions about the pack or about the future of unpaid carer support in Aberdeenshire, email us

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