Carers Forum Stirling Area t/a Stirling Carers Centre

Carers Forum Stirling Area t/a Stirling Carers Centre

At a glance


  • Black, asian and minority ethnic groups
  • Children / families
  • Counselling / advice
  • Financial inclusion
  • Health and well being / research and care
  • Local / community
  • Men
  • Mental health
  • Older people / later life
  • Physical disabilities
  • Poverty relief
  • Social care
  • Women
  • Young people

Other details

Geographical remit: 


Vision, Mission & Objectives

Stirling Carers Centre has:

  •  A vision of a society where carers are properly valued and supported by Government and the Community, and thereby enabled to fulfil their caring role as effectively and happily as possible.
  •  A mission which seeks to widen opportunities and choices for unpaid carers in the Stirling Council area, to raise awareness of carers’ issues in all sectors of the community and to champion the rights and well-being of carers.
  •  A key objective to “promote the welfare of and advance the education of carers and, in particular, the carers of Stirling Council area.”


To fulfil the above the organisation seeks to:

  •  Provide a meeting place and focal point for carers.
  • Provide support including accurate and relevant information and advice on caring issues.
  •  Encourage, advance, facilitate and support the development of services within the Stirling Council area which are sensitive to the needs of carers.
  •  Recognise and respond to the needs of the principal stakeholders who are carers, members, volunteers, staff, funders and sponsors.
  • Create opportunities for carers to express their views on service provision and, where practical, to respond.
  •   Monitor and evaluate performance regularly in accordance with best practice. 


Stirling Carers Centre offers a range of services to unpaid carers that are free, confidential and impartial. To achieve our strategic priorities and intended outcomes of our business plan, over the period 2017-20 the organisation proposes to continue to support unpaid carers in their caring role by delivering the services detailed below: 

 Adult Services

  • Information, Advice & Support Service
  • Adult Carer Activities & Short Breaks Service 
  • Specialist Welfare Rights/Income Maximisation Service 
  • Enhanced Hospital Discharge Service & Anticipatory Care Service 

Young Adult Carers Service

  • Our Young Adult Carers Service supports carers aged between 16-25 years. 

Young Carers Service

  • Support, Activity and Short Break Service
  • Young Carers Education Support Service
  • Young Carers Rural Education and Support Service

Additional Services/Opportunities delivered by Stirling Carers Centre

▪ Engagement with all GP practices throughout the Stirling Council area to ensure that they are aware of, and are able to identify and refer, unpaid adult and young carers to the Centre for support

▪ Information services through access to Stirling Carers Centre’s regularly updated website

▪ Ongoing carer support by accessing our Twitter feed and Facebook page

▪ Thrice yearly newsletters to all registered carers and professionals providing up to date information on services available to carers, opportunities to access activities and events and up to the minute updates on topical issues that may impact on unpaid carers and the people they care for

▪ Volunteering opportunities to assist and support adult and young carer services

▪ Co-ordinating and providing opportunities for unpaid carers to access the planning of new local services, and participating in the development of Local Action Plans aligned to the Adult Carers Strategy and the Young Carers Strategy.

▪ Stirling Carers Centre also offers access to a young carers’ virtual carers service through 


No current opportunities

Search for volunteer opportunities with other organisations.