Support for young carers

If you are a young carer you can ask for an assessment of your needs. This assessment will look at how caring for someone affects you now, and how it might affect your future. An assessment could help you get some support.

You might be helping to look after:

  • Your mum or dad
  • Your brother or sister
  • Someone with an illness or disability
  • Someone with an alcohol or drug problem

If you would like to discuss your situation, please contact Dalkeith Social Work Centre on 0131 271 3413.

About carer's assessment

Carers who provide regular unpaid care to an adult or child with a frailty, illness and/or disability have a right to an assessment of their needs.

You can ask social work or health services for a Carer's Assessment. The assessment will look at your needs in relation to the person you care for. We will listen to your views on services that will help you care.

Useful links for carers