South Ayrshire Young Carers Service

South Ayrshire Carers Centre provides advice and support to young carers, aged 8 onwards, through group work, one to one support, outreach work, drop-ins, information and support, advocacy and social opportunities to get away from their caring role and have fun!

Young adult carers, from ages 18 – 25 years can get additional support from South Ayrshire Carers Centre with CV building, preparing for college interviews and advice on housing, benefits and budgeting.

If you would like more information about South Ayrshire Carers Centre call 01292 263 000, pop into the centre at 43 Sandgate, Ayr, or visit their website or Facebook page.

Further details can be found in the South Ayrshire Young Carers leaflet.

Other support and advice

Young Scot provides information on how to apply for the Young Carers Package and Carer's Allowance. You can also hear stories from other young people on their experience of being a carer and get loads of info on caring for someone.

Care Information Scotland provides help and support for young carers.

There are many other organisations that offer support, advice and information to young carers. Find out more about these organisations.