AVAILABLE FUNDING FOR UNPAID CARERS
Are you a carer living in Mid Argyll, Kintyre, Gigha, Islay and Jura? You are eligible to receive a small grant to fund a short break or purchase subscriptions, equipment, appliances or something to support you in your caring role. Get in touch with us or if you are already supported by our worker in your area, please speak to them directly.
BEFRIENDER VOLUNTEERS WANTED
Circle of Friends is a befriending service for anyone over the age of 65 who feels lonely and isolated. If you have some spare time and could offer support, please get in touch with Ryan 07903 403 301.
We are looking for people who have strong listening skills, are friendly, warm, honest, committed, reliable, trustworthy, resilient, and have respect for confidentiality.
Dochas Carers' Centre is an independent charity. We help and support unpaid carers by providing information and guidance which can make life better. There are many carers who live many miles from services and access can prove difficult or impossible. We have dedicated Outreach Workers who provide support to carers throughout Mid Argyll, Kintyre and the Isles.
You can call in person, phone us, request a home visit or make an appointment to speak with one of our staff during the opening hours of the centre.
Young carers are children under the age of 18 (or 18 and still at school) with caring responsibilities. Mid Argyll Youth Development Services offer support to young people throughout Mid Argyll, Kintyre and Islay. The services include training, youth clubs, drop-ins, cyber cafe, community cinema, trips and much more. For more information contact 01546 603 231. www.mayds.org.uk.
For adult carers and young carers in Oban, Appin, Dalmally, Kilmelford, Lismore, Kerrera, Luing and the islands of Coll, Tiree, Mull and Iona.
Phone 01631 564 422
For adult carers and young carers living in Cowal and Bute area. Please contact Crossroads Cowal and Bute and Carers Centre.
Phone 01369 707 700
For adult carers and young carers living in Helensburgh and Lomond area. Please contact Helensburgh and Lomond Carers Centre.
Phone 01436 673 444