Formerly known as
North West Carers Centre
About Capital Carers
Services we provide
Adult short-break services
Young Carer support groups
Young Carer school support services
Signposting you to other relevant agencies
Recreational groups, trips and outings
Please note – We do not offer personal care.
Our Vision and Mission
Are you one of the estimated 788,000 unpaid people who are caring for a relative, friend or neighbour in Scotland? or one of the 44,000 people under the age of 18 who classed as a Young Carer?
- Providing an approachable friendly service
- Delivering high-quality person-centred services
- Ensuring that we respond to individuals’ needs, wishes and beliefs.
Areas we Cover
- Trinity & Boswell.
- Granton, Pilton, Drylaw and Muirhouse.
- Silverknowes, Davidson’s Mains, Cramond & Barnton.
- Clermiston, East Craigs & Corstorphine.
- Blackhall, Murrayfield, Roseburn & Ravelston.
- Comely Bank & Craigleith.
- South Queensferry, Kirkliston and Ratho Station.
Aims and Objectives
We are a Carer-led organisation.
We will listen to Carers and respond according to their views and needs, where possible.
We will provide information Carers need.
We will help Carers access to information, support and services. To enable them to maintain their caring role.
We will provide services which are responsive and focused on Carer need.
Young Carers Project
About This Service
Capital Carers works with young people aged 5 to 18 years old, who care for someone at home – usually a parent, guardian, sibling or someone they live with.
We run support groups for Young Carers, one to one support, peer support as well as signposting on to other agencies.
R U A YOUNG CARER?
A Young Carer is someone aged 18 or under who helps look after a parent, guardian, sibling or anyone living in the household with them.
These individuals may suffer from mental, emotional or physical disabilities, have drug or alcohol issues. Most Young Carers look after someone who lives in the same house as them, this is either a Parent, Guardian or Sibling.
We Care, Do You?
Side By Side Project
A Befriending and Peer Support Project for People Affected by Dementia, or Cognitive Impairment
About This Service
The main aim of the Side By Side project is to help Carers and the person they care for, who are living with Dementia, or Cognitive Impairment to live well.
The Side By Side project provides support to Carers of people living with Dementia or Cognitive Impairment through either face to face, or telephone contact and by organising and facilitating information, educational, recreational and practical courses for Carers and other courses and events where the Carer and the person they care for can attend together.
All our courses are free.
The project also enables Carers and the person they care for to meet others, share experiences and benefit from Peer Support.
‘This work is supported with funding from the Life Changes Trust.
The Trust is funded by the Big Lottery’
Adult Support Service
Alternative to Day Care
About This Service
We offer a service to give Carers a short break for a few hours. This service is for those who do not receive traditional day care services and are aged over 65. One of our support workers can visit at a regular time, usually weekly, to provide companionship to the person you care for, giving you the opportunity to take time for yourself.
What is a Carer?
A carer is anyone who cares, unpaid, for a friend or family member who due to illness, disability, a mental health problem or an addiction cannot cope without their support.
For more information about either the Alternative to Day Care service contact Rosie on 0131 315 3130
Meet The Team
The Staff Team
- Ron Carthy – Operations Manager
- Lisa Millar -Young Carer Service Manager/ Young Adult Carers Worker
- Rosie Moorhead – Carer Practitioner – Dementia Care
- Vicky Scanlin – Finance Officer
- Shona James – Schools Project Worker
- Kirsty Shinton – Young Carers Support Worker
- Ruth Meekings – Young Carers Support Worker
The Board of Directors
- Fiona Cherry – Chairperson
- Eddie Thorn – Director of Finance
- Dr Peter Stewart – Director
- Ruth Campbell – Director
- Lesley Hinds – Director
- Elke Cradden – Director
The Prentice Centre
1 Granton Mains Avenue
Phone – 0131 315 3130
Office opening times
Monday – 9.00 – 16.00
Tuesday – 9.00 – 16.00
Wednesday – 9.00 – 16.00
Thursday – 9.00 – 16.00
Friday – Saturday – Sunday – Closed