Are you an unpaid Carer?

Carers play an important role in enabling care at home thus shifting the balance of care from hospital and institutional living to the community, preventing admission and re-admission to hospital and facilitating speedier discharge from hospital.

The Glasgow City Carers Partnership provides a universal offer of information and advice for all carers in the city through the Carers Information Line telephone number 0141 353 6504, Carers Information booklets and Carers Self Assessment.

A range of other services are available to support carers within Glasgow and these seek to help carers to further develop skills and knowledge to assist and enhance the caring role, improve carer physical and emotional health and wellbeing and enable carers to sustain the caring role.

More information on the Supports that are available for carers as well as information on carers assessment is available. There are a variety of organisations who provide support.

There are an estimated 56,000 carers in Glasgow who provide regular unpaid care for a relative, friend or partner due to illness, long term conditions and disability. These include parent carers, young and sibling carers, adult and older carers supporting people due to learning and physical disabilities, mental ill health or frailty and dementia.

We recently consulted on our Carers Eligibility Criteria - the consultation is now finished. Following the consultation, a report was prepared and submitted, along with the proposed Eligibility Criteria, to the Glasgow City Integration Joint Board on 24 January 2018.  The report and Eligibility Criteria were approved at this meeting.