A Carer is someone who looks after a partner, child, relative or friend with an illness or disability or addiction who otherwise couldn't manage without their help.
A Young Carer is a child or young person affected by the illness, disability or addiction problems of a family member. Young Carers are often responsible for a great deal of their own care as well as the tasks of caring for their family member. This can have a substantial impact on all areas of their life including their education.
Anyone can become a Carer at any time, often without the luxury of choice. Caring for someone is an important and valuable role in our community which can be a 24 hour job, 7 days a week. Many people do not recognise themselves as Carers and consequently miss out on information, services, support and financial assistance that they are entitled to.
If you or the person that you care for is in hospital, please contact our Hospital Carers Support Coordinators Lindsay Sim & Sharron McGonigle currently based at the Advice and Support Centre in the reception area of DGRI (opposiite the lifts.)
Hospital Carers Support Coordinators are available on the following days:
They can be contacted on 01387 241384 or internally on 33384
There is also a referral form you can complete if you dont have time to pop in to our drop in. click here for the form
The projects Annual Report for 2012-2013 is now available by clicking here.
Alternatively, we have Outreach Carers Support Workers who cover the whole of the Dumfries & Galloway area. They can contact you and arrange to visit you at your home.
If you think that you may be a Carer or know someone who may be a Carer, then please contact us at
The Princess Royal Trust
2/6 Nith Street,
TEL: 01387 248600
FAX: 01387 247821
Link to Dumfries and Galloway Carers centre website: www.dgalcarers.co.uk
NHS staff can also access more service information and information on a range of Carer Aware issues through the Carers intranet page (HIPPO) which comes under 'Services'.