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Emotional support for carers

According to the Carer’s Trust, there are 657,000 carers in Scotland. Every day across the UK 6,000 people start a caring role.

National Carer’s Week last month placed the spotlight on the work of carers, an issue which touches everyone’s life at some point and is perhaps becoming more prominent as the UK population ages.

Breathing Space, in association with RNIB Scotland’s Insight Radio, have been raising awareness of the challenges faced by carers and the emotional support available.

If you would like to talk to one of our advisors about any emotional difficulties, call Breathing Space on 0800 83 85 87. More information for carers can be found below.

Care Information Scotland is a telephone and website service providing information about care services for older people living in Scotland.

Princess Royal Trust for Carers (Carer’s Trust) works to improve support, services and recognition for anyone living with the challenges of caring, unpaid, for a family member or friend who is ill, frail, disabled or has mental health or addiction problems.

RNIB Scotland is a charity dedicated to delivering services to blind and partially sighted people and campaigning for their civil and welfare rights.