Support if you are a caregiver and getting a break from caring

Examples of Support

Carers rights
Carers assessment
Carers training
Young carers
Employment issues
Welfare rights
Planning ahead
Power of Attorney
Wills & testaments
Keeping healthy
Condition specific information
Emotional support & reducing isolation
Financial planning
Support for mental health & wellbeing
Anticipatory Care Planning
Faith based organisations (see Fife Interfaith Group, Interfaith Scotland – Fife)

Integrated Multi Agency Arrangements, Referral Pathways and Resources

HD Specialists or Specialist Youth Advisor will undertake assessment of need, referring to Social Work for a statutory assessment when appropriate and signposting carers to the network of services within each local authority.


Support should be consistent with the Carers (Scotland) Act 2016  (commencing 1 April 2018)

HSCPs should ensure that training & education is available to carers


Carers and their families are well connected  to support services and feel adequately supported throughout their experience

National Care Framework for Huntington's Disease