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Services for Carers
The aim of Social Work is to promote social welfare and to support the informal care provided by families, neighbours and the community in general. This support to carers in Aberdeen takes a wide variety of forms including day respite, residential respite, provision of one-to-one workers, etc.
Are you looking after someone?
Caring for someone can happen very suddenly, sometimes overnight or you may find yourself doing more and more over many months and years. Although rewarding looking after someone can affect your physical and emotional wellbeing and impact on you financially and socially. This booklet has been put together to help you identify if you are a carer and to signpost you to your Local Carers Service or to services in the Community.
All carers that come into contact with Social Work are entitled to a carers assessment.
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- Social Work Duty Team
Aberdeen City Council
Business Hub 3
Ground Floor South
Phone: 01224 522 055
Frequently Asked Questions
- How can I access services for me and my child who has a disability?
- How do I get respite for the person I care for to enable me to have a break?
- I care for someone else on a full-time basis. Where can I get help and advice?
- My son has been diagnosed with a mental health problem, how do I find out any help I can get?
- Our son has learning difficulties - he is in his 30s and still lives with us. Who will look after him when we get too old or frail to do it?
- People tell me I should claim Carers Allowance. What is it and how do I get it?
- What is a Carer's Allowance?
- What is a carer's assessment?
- What kind of help is available to carers?
- Who is a carer?