Information for Carers

If you are caring for a family member, friend or neighbour affected by disability, illness, frailty or addiction you are a carer. You may be an adult or a young carer.

Guidance on COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

Like everyone else carers should check the available public health advice to ensure they and the person (or people) they care for can remain safe. The situation changes frequently and it’s important that you check the most up to date advice. You can access the information at NHS Inform by clicking here

Emergency Plans

If you don’t have an emergency plan in place you can be supported to do this by contacting Falkirk Carers Centre. You should talk to family and friends about who can help if you become unwell or unable to provide care. You should write this information down and make sure your family/friends know where to find it.  The staff from the Carers Centre are currently providing telephone support to carers to complete their plans. You can arrange this by contacting 01324 611510 or emailing

If family or friends are unable to help with providing care you can contact your local Social Work office – details can be found here for Adult Services and here for Children’s Services.

Please be aware that we can offer essential support only until the current situation with COVID-19 improves.

Benefits Information

You can contact Falkirk Carers Centre and ask for a referral for benefits advice.

Alternatively you can contact the following:

  • For help and advice from the Citizen Advice Bureau Benefits Adviser, please call 01324626070
  • For Falkirk Community Advice Services using their referral form here