About Us: The Charity

We are an independent Edinburgh charity that is carer-led in its developments.

We provide:

  • information to carers about all aspects of mental health care and services

  • individual advocacy services for carers and named persons

  • collective advocacy

  • training opportunities so carers can be empowered.

Our goal is for carers to:

  • be respected
  • have their views and opinions to be heard
  • to be taken seriously
  • recognition of the importance of their contribution
  • be valued
  • have opportunities for breaks from caring
  • receive practical and emotional support at different stages
  • have access to information on things that will assist them to care effectively while maintaining their own health and quality of life
  • have access to information about services which reflect cultural, religious and racial differences and values
  • be consulted at all levels of planning, development and implementation of services

Download our About Us booklet.

Download our Chairperson's Report from our 2016 AGM and latest Audited Accounts.

Download our Strategic Plan.


View our Constitution

Board of Trustees

Edinburgh Carers Council is governed by a Board of Trustees made up of predominantly carers and others with an interest in carers and mental health. Our present Board consists of:

  • David Archibald
  • ​Brenda Fortune
  • Michele Harrison
  • Fran Kirkwood                                                                             

Trustee Members Needed

The Board of Trustees meet the last Monday of each month to look at Trustee business, have an Annual General Meeting and an annual Trustee training day. The work is on a voluntary basis, but out of pocket expenses will be paid. If you think you might be interested, please speak to Ruth on 0131 322 8480 to find out more. 


Edinburgh Carers Council is a charity in Scotland; SCO28469.
It is jointly funded by the City of Edinburgh Council and NHS Lothian.


Go to website of Edinburgh Council Go to website of NHS Lothian