Carers Support Organisations

Carers Trust

Provides access for carers to breaks, information and advice as well as education, training and employment opportunities.

You can also find your nearest Carers Trust Network Partner for local support for unpaid carers on their website or by calling their helpline.

Helpline: 0300 772 9600 (Mon–Fri, 9am–5pm)


Carers Scotland

Gives expert advice, information and support, connects carers so no one has to care alone, campaigns for lasting change and innovates to find new ways to reach and support carers. Carers Scotland are there to help carers and professionals, with expert advice on issues such as carers’ benefits, community care and services for carers.

Helpline: 0808 808 7777 on Monday to Friday (9am – 6pm)



HandsOn Scotland

HandsOnScotland is an online resource for anybody working with or caring for children and young people in Fife. The website provides practical information and techniques on how to respond helpfully to children and young people’s troubling behaviour and offers advice and activities on how to help them flourish.



Carers Direct Helpline

Contact the helpline if you need help with your caring role and want to talk to someone about what options are available to you.

Helpline0300 123 1053 available 0900-2000hrs Mon-Fri, and 1100-1600hrs at weekends.


Email Form:

National Kinship Care Service (provided by Children 1st)

Information, advice and support for kinship carers accessed through Parentline Scotland.

Helpline: 0800 028 2233 (09:00-21:00 hrs, Mon – Fri 09:00 -12:00 hrs on Sat and Sun.)

Webchat :


Coalition of Carers Scotland

The Coalition of Carers in Scotland exists to advance the voice of carers by facilitating carer engagement and bringing carers and local carer organisations together with decision-makers at a national and local level.


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