The Dochas Centre is closed until further notice. Call 01546 600 022 for general enquiries and carer support.

Supporting Unpaid Carers

Mid Argyll, Kintyre and the Isles

Argyll and Bute

Latest News

 

CHRONIC OR PERSISTENT PAIN? DON'T PUT UP WITH IT!

 

A series of free virtual information sessions brought to you by the Argyll and Bute Healthy Living Partnership. If you live with chronic pain, care for someone who does, or work to support people living with chronic pain, these events are for you. These sessions will introduce and share knowledge, skills and tools which support self-management approaches. 

 

To book your place, contact Scotland Versus Arthritis on 0141 954 7776 or livewell@versusarthritis.org. You can join via Zoom, joining instructions will be sent once your place is confirmed.

 

Click on the 'Carer's News' page to see details of all sessions in March.

 

Carer's Support

 

  • Do you look after a relative, partner or friend who needs support because of age, physical or learning disability or illness including mental ill health?
  • Who is a Carer? A carer is a family member, partner, relative or friend supporting someone who needs help to manage a long-term condition, disability, physical or mental health problem or addiction.

 

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

 

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.

 

Find support in other areas of Argyll & Bute

North Argyll

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

www.northargyllcarers.org.uk

Cowal & Bute

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

www.crossroadscowalandbute.org.uk

Helensburgh and Lomond

For adult carers and young carers living in Helensburgh and Lomond area. Please contact Helensburgh and Lomond Carers Centre.

Phone 01436 673 444

www.hlcc.org.uk

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