Renfrewshire Council

Local and national support for carers

Find your local Carers Centre, money and benefits, other local and national organisations that can support you in your caring role.

Carers Centres

Your GP, district nurse, health visitor or social worker can put you in touch with a carers centre. You don't need to be referred; you can just contact them yourself.  

Contact the Renfrewshire Carers Centre.

If you don't live in Renfrewshire, you can find your local carers centre on the Carers Centres in Scotland website.

Money and benefits

As a carer, you, or the person you care for maybe able to claim some benefits.

Find out about money and benefits on the Carers Trust website.

You can also get advice on the GOV.SCOT website about:

Local and national organisations

Carers Scotland (part of Carers UK)

You can get help with caring, find local support, get information about equipment and technology and find out about Scottish and UK wide benefits for carers and cared for people.

Carers Trust

Find carer support and replacement care services near you through a UK wide network of partners.

Coalition of Carers in Scotland

The Coalition of Carers in Scotland brings carers, local carer organisations and decision makers together at a national and local level.

Crossroads Caring Scotland

Crossroads Caring Scotland is a charity who provides support services across Scotland, helping people to live independently at home.

Employers for Carers

Employers for Carers aim to ensure that employers have the support to retain and empower employees with caring responsibilities.

Minority Ethnic Carers of People Project (MECOPP)

Support for black and ethnic minority carers who provide care for an adult or adults aged 16 or over including carers:

  • of Indian, Pakistani, Bangladeshi, Chinese, Nepalese, African, African-Caribbean, or Arabic ethnic origin
  • from Gypsy and Traveller communities.

Recovery Across Mental Health (RAMH)

RAMH provide support for mental health carers including the Carers Handbook, a directory of information for mental health carers.  

Shared Care Scotland

This is an online directory for accessible short breaks and accommodation.

Self-directed Support Scotland

Self-directed Support Scotland represents organisations run by and for disabled people. Their members support thousands of people across Scotland with their social care choice.

Young carers

How to apply for the Young Carers Package, Carer's Allowance and the Young Carers Grant, stories from other young people on their experience of being a carer and info on caring for someone.