During this challenging time the way support is delivered for unpaid carers has changed. Most of our partners remain in place although how they are delivered will necessarily be different. For more information on the Covid-19 page.
Are you an unpaid carer? Do you know someone who is? Do you (or they) need a wee bit of support and advice ?
Many people in Fife will care for a relative, friend or neighbour at some point in their life. Some research suggests that as many as 70% of us will take an unpaid caring role at some time. Some carers need information, advice and support to help them to manage their caring role. There is a range of help available for you, as a carer, and for the person you care for.
Caring for another person can be a demanding and sometimes difficult. It can help to get professional support and share experiences and ideas with other people in the same situation.
There is support available in Fife - to support what’s right for you, your family and the person or people you care for.
Every carer has the right to an assessment of their need just as much as the person that they are caring for. If you would like more information then your local Social Work Office can help you. The Fife Carers Centre can also help put you in touch with a range of services.
“Carers will have access to high quality information at a time and place that best meets their needs, which enables them to make positive choices to thrive and flourish as a carer for as long as they want to, and to live a happy and fulfilling life alongside their caring role”.
In April 2018 an exciting new duty came into effect which will support carers - the Carers (Scotland) Act 2016. In Fife we have supported carers for many years. The new duty puts more emphasis on helping carers to help themselves to thrive and live fulfilled and active lives alongside their caring