Anyone can become a Carer at any time in their lives. If you do become a carer you may be faced with one or more of the following:
• a lack of information, support, respect or recognition from healthcare professionals
• being unsure of your rights to support, both financially and legally
• issues with your own physical or mental ill-health
• difficulties with your employer or education provider
• losing your sense of self and maintaining a life outside of your caring role
We are connected to a unique network of local carers centres within Glasgow. Some of the ways these centres provide support is by:
• providing access to often desperately-needed breaks
• giving information and advice
• offering advice on education, training and employment
• helping carers to maintain their own health and wellbeing and offering support so they do not feel isolated
• running support schemes for young carers.
We can offer advice and support to our carers, and can help signpost to other agencies that can offer additional support.
We have an active carers group for people living with dementia which meets quarterly at our day service.
We also have a short breaks service for carer which is funded by Shared Care Scotland and a host of smaller trusts and foundations. (Limited hours are available, and referrals for this service should be made to our Care Manager).
The mission of Baillieston Community Care is to provide a high quality service to people with disabilities and their carers; attempt to improve their quality of life; prevent inappropriate reception into care; and keep risk to a minimum.
Parkhead School House, 135 Westmuir Street,
Parkhead, Glasgow, G31 5EX.
0141 771 6478
Mon – Fri: 9am – 5pm
Sat & Sun: 8am - 4pm
Out of Hours:
Our out of hours service operates outwith the hours above. Out of these hours we have a dedicated 24/7 on call service which is automatically directed to the on call Manager via our main office number.