I Care for Someone with…

The following organisations can provide information and support for people who support someone with a specific diagnosis.  You can also access information about organisations throughout Dundee by visiting ALISS (A Local Information System for Scotland) or Other Useful Services page.


Caring for someone with an addiction to alcohol or drugs can be emotionally demanding. It’s important to talk to someone about the caring you do and how this affects you. There may also be practical help available to make coping easier and to help you better understand addiction.

Addaction Dundee Direct Access Service

Address: The Signpost Centre, Lothian Crescent, Dundee, DD4 0HU
Opening Times: Mon – Fri: 9:00-17:00
Tel: 01382 206888

Visit Addaction’s website

Gowrie Care Ltd Tayside Community Recovery Service

Address: The Cairn Centre, 12 Rattray Street, Dundee, DD1 1NA
Opening Times: Mon – Fri: 9:00-17:00
Tel: 01382 200532

Visit Gowrie Care Ltd Tayside Community Recovery Service

Tayside Council on Alcohol

Address: The Wishart, 50 Constable Street, Dundee, DD4 6AD
Tel: 01382 456012
Email: [email protected]

Visit Tayside Council on Alcohol’s website


The organisations below offer support and advice to those caring for someone with cancer, including decision making and planning, advice about hospital discharge and how to take care of your own health.

Tayside Cancer Support

Address: Block C, Room 025, Ninewells Hospital, Dundee, DD1 9SY
Tel: 01382 740468

Visit Tayside Cancer Support’s website

Maggies Centre

Address: Ninewells Hospital, Tom McDonald Avenue, Dundee, DD2 1NH
Opening times: Monday to Friday 9am – 5pm (plus some evenings)
Tel: 01382 632999
Fax: 01382 632999
Email: [email protected]

Visit Maggies Centre’s website

Tayside Children with Cancer & Leukaemia

Visit Tayside Children with Cancer & Leukaemia’s website


MacMillan Cancer Support

Visit MacMillan Cancer Support’s  website 


Marie Curie

Visit Marie Curie’s website


Caring for someone with dementia can have a big emotional, social, psychological and practical impact on a person. The organisations below can offer support in your caring role and help you to look after your own wellbeing.

Alzheimer Scotland

Address: 9 Morgan Street, Dundee, DD4 6QE
Tel: 01382 210200

Visit Alzheimer Scotland’s website

Age UK

Tel: 0800 055 6112 (Free to call 8am – 7pm, 365 days a year)

Visit Age UK’s website

Download Caring for someone with dementia Leaflet

Dundee Age Concern

Address: Fiveways Day Centre, 2-4 Caird Avenue, Dundee, DD3 8AW
Opening Times: 10.00am to 3.30pm
Tel: 01382 825624
Email: [email protected]

Visit Dundee Age Concern’s website

Learning Disability

Caring for someone with a learning disability or additional support needs can be lifelong and challenging. The following organisations offer support to help you with your caring role.

PAMIS Tayside

Address: 15/16 Springfield, University of Dundee, Dundee, DD1 4JE
Tel: 01382 385 154
Fax: 01382 227 464
Email: [email protected]

Visit PAMIS’ website

Dundee Disabled Children’s Association

Address: 9 Lawton Road, Dundee, DD3 6SZ
Tel: 01382 826 888
Email: [email protected]

Visit Dundee Disabled Children’s Association’s website

Armistead Child Development Centre

Address: Kings Cross, 10 Hospital Street, Dundee, DD3 8DH
Tel: 01382 835100

Visit Armistead Child Development Centre’s website

Mental Ill Health

If you support someone with a mental illness, you may face practical and emotional problems. People tend to associate caring with physical tasks but giving emotional support can also be a big part of caring. Take a look at the organisations below to find out about support available to you as a carer.

Dundee Mental Health Cairn Fowk

Address: 10 Constitution Road, Dundee, DD1 1LL
Tel: 07704514103
Email: [email protected]

Visit Cairn Fowk’s website

Wellbeing Works

Address: The Willow Centre, 4 Chamber of Commerce Building, Panmure Street, Dundee, DD1 1EP
Opening times: 8:45 – 4:30 Monday to Friday
Tel: 01382 227288

Visit Dundee Association for Mental Health’s website

Support In Mind Scotland

Visit Support In Mind Scotland’s website

The Corner

Support for Young People aged 11-19.

Address: 13 Shore Terrace, Dundee, DD1 3DP
Opening Times: Monday to Friday 2pm to 6pm and Saturday 1pm to 4pm
Tel: 01382 206060
Email: [email protected]

Visit The Corner’s website

Penumbra Carers Support

Address: 9 Tay Square, Dundee, DD1 1PB
Tel: 01382 223 487
Email: [email protected]

Visit Penumbra’s website


Caring for someone with autism can put a strain on relationships with family and friends. As a carer you may have to deal with a range of behavioural issues. Find out more below about local support organisations.

Dundee Autism Support Hub

Address: Suite B, Market Mews, Broughty Ferry Road, Dundee, DD1 3NH
Tel: 01382 457299
Email:  [email protected]

Visit Dundee Autism Support Hub’s Website