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We are a local Edinburgh charity that provides free, confidential and independent advocacy for carers supporting someone with mental or physical health difficulties.

Who is a carer?

A carer may be a family member, partner or friend who supports or cares for a person with mental or physical health difficulties. Carers may or may not live with the person they support, and they may or may not carry out physical tasks.

We can help if

  • You support someone with mental health difficulties, physical disability, a learning disability, an acquired brain injury, dementia or autistic spectrum condition.
  • You want to find out more about how to best to support carers.
  • You'd like information about Edinburgh mental health services.
  • You're a carer who may require collective or individual advocacy.

Latest news

Carers Focus Newsletter: July 2021 : Our Carers Focus Newsletter for July 2021 is now available to read. You can read the text only version on our website, or you can email rachael@edinburghcarerscouncil.co.uk to...

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Publications

Edinburgh Carers Council has developed a series of booklets designed to meet the specific needs of those supporting someone with mental health difficulties.