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South Ayrshire Carers Centre

South Ayrshire Carers Centre

South Ayrshire Carers Centre offers specialist information, support, advocacy and advice to unpaid carers and family carers. It also provides opportunity for carers to meet each other through carer support groups or social activities and outings. This wide range of services gives carers the chance to relax, chat with other carers and get professional support and advice.

The services it offers include:

  • assistance to complete an Adult Carer Support Plan or Young Carer Statement
  • benefit support - help with benefit checks and supporting carers to complete forms
  • emotional support - here to listen without judging and sign post to professional help
  • advocacy - be your voice with other agencies
  • peer support - through groups and social activities you will have the opportunity to meet and chat with other carers
  • training - on a range of topics and issues including practical skills and emotional wellbeing
  • health and beauty therapies -relaxation therapies to help carers deal with every day stress
  • care talk - a fortnightly phone call to carers who cannot make it into the centre
  • outreach - activities based in the local community facilitated by a highly trained staff team.

If you would like more information about South Ayrshire Carers Centre call 01292 263 000, pop into the centre at 43 Sandgate, Ayr, or visit their website or Facebook page.

Carers Reference Group

The Carers Reference Group helps carers play an active role in the work of South Ayrshire Health and Social Care Partnership.

The main aims of the Carers Reference Group is to:

  • Provide a forum for carers to receive (and share) information.
  • Shape services within South Ayrshire Carers Centre.
  • Assist the Partnership in collecting the views of a wide range of carers. Giving carers the opportunity to comment on strategies and statutory services for carers and the people they care for.

The Carers Reference Group meet on the second Thursday of every month from 10.30am - 12 noon at South Ayrshire Carers Centre, 43 Sandgate, Ayr, KA7 1DA.

All Carers are welcome to join the group even if you are not registered with the service. For more details please contact Deborah Robertson on 01292 263000.