Who are Unpaid Carers?
An unpaid carer is someone of any age who provides support to a family member or friend who would not manage without their help. They may be caring for a relative, partner or friend who is frail, disabled or has mental health or substance misuse problems. Unpaid carers are ordinary people helping someone close to them live as independently as possible in the community.
Unpaid carers may be juggling paid work with their unpaid caring responsibilities at home. The term carer should not be confused with a care worker, or care assistant, who receives payment for looking after someone.
How can we help?
If you are an unpaid carer, Stirling Carers Centre may be able to help make things easier for you. We recognise that eachcaring situation is different and therefore each carer has individual needs.
Stirling Carers Centre offers a range of support/activities to unpaid carers throughout the Stirling area. You can access information on this website by clicking on the headings on the left of this page and you can access national information and links by clicking on the tabs at the top of this page.
The organisations below are some of our major funders. Stirling Carers Centre is grateful for their support and a big thank you is extended to all.
Stirling Carers Centre is accredited by the Fundraising Standards Board and has achieved the PQASSO Quality Assurance Mark Level 1.