Support for Carers
Carers can be wives, husbands, partners, parents, daughters, sons, or neighbours who look after a relative or friend of any age who has: a physical disability, a learning disability, mental ill health, dementia, is dependent on alcohol or drugs or who is elderly and frail. Caring for someone can be very rewarding, but it can also be very demanding. You may be worried about the person you care for, your finances or your health. You may be tired or under stress and you could benefit from having someone to talk to.
What the Carers Centres offer
Information and Advice
We provide benefit checks and help to fill out forms, information on local services and help to access services from the Social Work Department, Housing, N.H.S and The Benefits Agency. You can access this service through our outreach surgeries, over the phone or through a home visit
Carers Support Groups
Our Carers Support Group meets once a week and has a speaker every month. We also have a range of activity based groups. If you require respite for the person you care for then we will help to arrange this for you
Training for Carers
We provide moving and handling training and computing training for carers
Having a Voice
We have a campaigning group and are members of The Glasgow Carers Network and The Carers Coalition. Through these forums we help to campaign for a better deal for carers.
Volunteer Glasgow manages two Princess Royal Trust Carers Centres — one in the Cardonald area of South West Glasgow and one in the Anniesland area of West Glasgow. All our services are confidential and free of charge.
South West Glasgow Carers Centre,
1479 Paisley Road West,
Telephone: 0141 882 4712
Fax: 0141 882 6876
West Glasgow Carers Centre,
1561 Great Western Road,
Telephone: 0141 959 9871
Fax: 0141 950 1144