The Practice works in co-operation with The Princess Royal Trust, East Ayrshire Carers Centre Ltd, 49 The Foregate Kilmarnock, telephone 01563 571533, and you may wish to self-refer to this agency for support. Please ask for a leaflet at Reception. Alternatively you may visit their page on East Ayrshire Carers (click here)

The Princess Royal Trust also offers support in preventing crisis for carers. Any carer wishing to access training/needs assessment/support should contact them on 01563 571533. Services available include:

  • Full needs assessment
  • Benefits assessment
  • Taking Care of Carers assessment
  • Training in Moving and Handling
  • Training in Basic First Aid
  • Training in Medication Administration
  • Counselling service/Mental Health Counsellor
  • Alternative therapies
    • Reiki
    • Reflexology
    • Indian head massage
    • Aromatherapy massage
  • Young Carers Support Group
  • Respite breaks
  • Specialist Solicitor
  • Social events
  • Hairdressing
  • Reducing waiting times for hospital discharge
  • Reducing emergency admissions to hospital
  • Creating effective partnership working between NHS/Social Work/Carers’ Centres/Carers themselves.

Click here to download a Carer form (PDF format).

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