Community Services

Ninewells Health Shop & Advice Centre

In this video, Jodi Moodie speaks to us about the support, advice, and information available at the Ninewells Health Shop and Advice Centre based at Ninewells Hospital.

If you require help and advice, you can speak to an advisor by contact through the following means:

Dundee & Angus Independent Living Centre

At the Independent Living Centre, you can try out many different home mobility aids before you buy or are provided with them. Watch this video for a tour round their facilities.

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Citizens Advice Bureau - Dundee

Claire chats with Rowan from Citizens Advice Bureau Dundee

Citizens Advice Bureau Dundee telephone
01382 214633  (Monday to Friday, 10am to 3pm).
A triage worker will take your details and arrange for a callback from an adviser within five working days.  If the line is busy, or you are calling outside the above hours, please leave a message.  We will make three attempts to contact, and will not leave a voicemail unless you have given us permission.  Please be aware that any callbacks from the bureau will appear as a withheld number.

[email protected]
We will respond with a form email explaining data protection issues and the further information we will need.  If you do not receive this, please check your junk email folder.  Once we receive your response, an adviser will contact you within five working days.

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Please telephone 01382 214633 to arrange an appointment.

National Helplines

Marie Curie

Placement Students studying Social Care from the University of Dundee spoke to Helen MacGregor from Marie Curie on services on offer to carers and their families after a loved one is diagnosed with a terminal illness.

For information, support or to access the helper service from Marie Curie, contact 0800 090 2309 or go to

If you think you might benefit from the Marie Curie nursing service, contact your district nurse or GP.

Post Diagnostic Support Service

Dementia post-diagnostic support is a specific service that people with dementia in Scotland are entitled to following their diagnosis. This video is a chance to hear from the team about how a diagnosis is made and what happens afterwards.

Specific Carer Support Services

Short Breaks Service at Dundee Carers Centre

Students from University of Dundee talk to Christine about the short breaks service at Dundee Carers Centre.

To enquire about accessing a short break, either

Penumbra Carer Support

Penumbra Carers Support offers both practical and emotional support for those ages 16 + who care for/support a family member or friend experiencing a mental health challenge.

Learning & personal development for carers

Adult Literacy Team at Dundee Council

Hear Carmel Thompson, Community Learning & Development Worker speak about options for developing your reading, writing, spelling, speaking and numeracy in a supportive and flexible environment.

Abertay University Student Support

Hear from Claire Gammie, Abertay’s Widening Access Officer about options available for student carers.

University of Dundee - Part time options

Find out about flexible options for studying at University of Dundee.

University of Dundee Student Support Service - Carer Support

Watch a shortened version of the interview conducted by Social Work Students from the University of Dundee on placement with Dundee Carers Centre, who spoke to Joan Muszynski, Student Support Advisor on the help and support available to students who are in a caring role.

To watch the full version of the interview click here 

Young Carers

In this section we explore services that offer support to young carers.

NHS Tayside School Nurses

In this short video, we hear from the NHS Tayside School Nurses Team who provide information on how the service supports young people within schools across Dundee.