Carers Advice

Are You a Jedburgh Carer?

A carer is someone who provides support to family or friends who could not manage without this help. This could be caring for a relative, partner or friend who is ill, frail, disabled or has mental health or substance misuse problems. All the care they give is unpaid.

A carer could be a spouse, partner, parent, sibling, child, friend or any other relation. Anybody from any background and of any age can be a carer and each carer’s experience is unique to their own circumstances.

If you are a carer please let us know via the online form opposite, and with your consent we can add this to your record. 

Register a Carer

Borders Carers Centre

Borders Carers Centre provides carers with a booklet "Information for Carers", and if appropriate a Carers Self-Assessment Pack. 

Borders Carers Centre, Low Buckholmside, Galashiels TD1 1RT
Telephone:  01896 752 431

Information for Carers using NHS services 

NHS Inform has a wealth of information about carers and caring, and what support is available.

Benefits for Carers

Caring can be a rewarding and positive experience for both the carer and the cared-for person. However, caring is also associated with a higher risk of poverty, poor mental wellbeing and physical health, and can restrict social, education and employment opportunities.  Further support and benefits are available. 

Carers UK

They’re here to make sure that no matter how complicated your query or your experience, you don’t have to care alone.

Telephone: 020 7378 4999