ADULT CARERS

Who is a carer?

A carer is a person of any age who provides unpaid care and support to a spouse, partner, relative, friend or neighbour, who cannot manage to live independently without the carer’s help. This may be due to frailty, illness, disability or addiction.

The support a carer provides can include:

  • Providing emotional support

  • Acting as a representative for the person being cared for

  • Help with cooking and shopping

  • Moving and handling

  • Help with personal hygiene

  • Supporting with medication

How we support carers

We are here to provide information, advice and a listening ear whenever you want to talk. We can provide one to one or group support to help you to: 

  • Improve your overall health and wellbeing and to access our range of course, activities and classes for carers
  • Access training and support to help you feel more confident supporting your loved one and to help cope with stress
  • Better manage your caring role alongside your own life, work and interests and to access short breaks funding
  • Manage your finances, ensure you are accessing all relevant benefits and support you to obtain Power of Attorney
  • Access our carer counselling service
  • Give your views about services and support

Use the button below to go to our Referrals page

FIND US

Carers of West Lothian
Sycamore House
Quarrywood Court
Livingston, West Lothian
EH54 6AX

(See Google map on Home or Contact page)

CONTACT US

Telephone: 01506 448000
Email: office@carers-westlothian.com

Registered Scottish Charity No. SC019628

Company Limited by Guarantee Company Number SC226434

EXTERNAL QUICK LINKS

St John’s Hospital - 01506 523000
NHS 24 - 111 / Web - NHS UK
Samaritans - 116 123 (Free from landlines and mobiles) / Web - Samaritans
Breathing Space – breathingspace.scot
Childline - 0800 1111 / Web - Childline.org

HELP OUT OF HOURS

West Lothian Council Social Work Services - website WLC Social Work
Out of Hours Emergency Service 01506 281028 / 281029
West Lothian Council main number 01506 280000
West Lothian Council Social Work Services 01506 282252

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