Free, confidential advocacy for carers of those with mental or physical health conditions.
A free, confidential and independent advocacy service for carers of people in hospital, or with physical or learning disabilities, mental health difficulties or dementia.
Advocacy is about speaking up on behalf of someone. Many carers find themselves advocating on behalf of the person they support, but might find it difficult to have their voice heard. This is where Edinburgh Carers Council can help give carers a voice. It provides an individual advocacy service, collective advocacy and training opportunities to carers.
Edinburgh Carers Council also has peer support services available, including one-to-one peer support with a volunteer who has caring experience, and groups where carers can share experiences and find support for their own wellbeing. As well as this, they have a dedicated peer support service for carers of adults with an eating disorder.