Every caring situation is different. You may be caring for a partner, parent, family member, friend or neighbour, and there are a wide range of reasons why they may need help, including illness, age, disability, alcohol or substance abuse, and mental health issues. We will listen to your story and help you access the advice, information and support which best meets your needs.
If you are a young carer, please click here.
Help if you are struggling to cope
If you are struggling but don’t know what would make a difference, we can help. You can also call us if you need to let off steam but don’t want to worry other family members or friends.
Putting you in touch with other carers
Our Care and Share groups offer Carers the opportunity to meet in relaxed surroundings and share their experiences.
Provide information and advice
We provide information and advice about local services, benefit entitlements and medical conditions, as well as connecting with specialist agencies to ensure that all queries are answered as fully as possible.
Help you to develop skills and confidence
We offer a wide range of free learning opportunities throughout Aberdeenshire. The programme is based on what Carers tell us they need and is always changing to reflect this.
Help for young carers
Our Young Carer Support Workers understand the particular challenges young people face when caring for another family member or friend. They look at ways to reduce the burden and ensure Young Carers can access the same opportunities as all other young people in their local community.
Formal carers’ assessments
If you have a regular and substantial caring role, you have the legal right to request a formal Carer’s Assessment. You and a member of our team can then jointly assess your needs separately from the person you care for.
Call us for advice, support and a friendly listening ear on 01467 538700.
Aberdeenshire Carers Service
Tel : 01467-538700
Email : email@example.com
“It never occurred to me that I was a Carer and might be entitled to benefits. As a result of the support from Quarriers, my son now receives Disability Living Allowance and I get Carers’ Allowance.”