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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 Week 2020 : Each year Edinburgh Carers Council hosts an event for Carers Week, usually a social gathering or a fun workshop. This year Carers Week is from the 8th-14th of June and just because we can't all get together...

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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.