Carers Trust Scotland (formerly The Princess Royal Trust for Carers) has been operating in Scotland since 1991. We are the largest provider of comprehensive carers support services in Scotland, reaching around 40,000 adult carers and more than 3,500 young carers from all groups and communities, through a unique network of independent carers centres and young carers services (Network Partners) throughout Scotland.
We work with these Network Partners to improve support, services and recognition for carers in communities across Scotland.
There are at least 657,000 carers in Scotland and there are thousands more hidden carers who are not being supported by services. There are also an estimated 100,000 young carers in Scotland.
The value of care provided by carers in Scotland is £10,347,400,000 a year. Three out of five of us will become carers at some stage in our lives and 1 in 10 of us is already fulfilling some sort of caring role.