A carer is someone who provides unpaid care and support to another person who could not manage without their help. This could be due to age, disability, physical or mental illness or addiction.
A young carer is someone who does this, and is either under 18 years old, or has reached the age of 18 years and remains a pupil at school.
Your Rights as a Carer
Carers Rights: Carers Act Overview
As a carer you have certain rights, and these have been brought together in the Carers (Scotland) Act which came into force on 1st April 2018. The Carers Act enhances the rights of carers in Scotland to help improve their health and wellbeing, so that they can continue to care, if they so wish, and have a life alongside caring.
Courses and Learning
Having a caring role can be physically and emotionally demanding. There are a number of courses and training opportunities available to help you to prepare or to better manage your caring role.
Due to the current circumstances Carers of Dundee have decided to suspend training at this time.
We are currently looking into alternate methods of delivering training by utilising modern technology. Keep following this page or our Facebook/Twitter pages for updates.