Support For Carers

Unity Carer Centers offer specialist information, support advocacy and advice. Respite away from the role in the form of day trips, health and wellbeing services, social activities and peer support from fellow carers.

If you are an unpaid or family carer of almost any age you can access support from our Carer Centres in South and North Ayrshire (including Arran and Cumbrae).

The person receiving care can be a relative, friend or neighbor. Care can be provided in more simplistic ways such as helping with the weekly shop to cooking meals. Support is not restricted to physical care but can be also emotional support ranging from just giving a listening ear or taking care of their financial affairs or their own health.

  • The Carers Centre Team
  • North Ayrshire Carer's Centre
  • Carers Group Photo
  • Inside The Carers Centre
  • Carers Enjoy Activities
  • Carers Enjoying Lunch Event


““A person who provides physical or emotional care to family or friend”

  • South Ayrshire Carers Centre

  • North Ayrshire Carers Centre

Young Carers & Young Adult Carers

A young carer is between the age of eight and eighteen years old who provides support to a family member, whose life is affected by alcohol and or drug misuse, mental or physical illness or disability and who may have emotional and physical responsibilities beyond those normally given to children of their age.

Young adult carers are between the age of 18 and 25 years old. Again similar to young carers they may be looking after their mother, father, brother, sister, and grandparents but at this older age this might extend to close friends or partner.


South Ayrshire Carers Newsletters:

South Ayrshire Carers Information: