Who we are

Capital Carers (formerly known as North West Carers Centre) is a small grassroots organisation. Formed in 1997 by local Carers who wanted more local support.

We are registered in Scotland as Charity No. SCO27274 – non-profit making – and have been providing tailor-made services to unpaid carers of all ages and the people they care for, for over 20 years.

What We Do

Our trained and highly experienced staff team can provide you with a listening ear, one-to-one support as well as a range of support services which can not only enable you to support the person you care for and assist you in carrying out your caring responsibilities, but more importantly, ensure that you personally are looked after and have time for yourself.

Areas We Cover

Based in The Prentice Centre, we offer services to Carers living in North West of Edinburgh. The areas we cover are the four Neighbourhood Partnerships; Inverleith, Forth, Western and Almond.

These include; Trinity & Boswell. Granton, Pilton, Drylaw and Muirhouse. Silverknowes, Davidson’s Mains, Cramond & Barnton. Clermiston, East Craigs & Corstorphine. Blackhall, Murrayfield, Roseburn & Ravelston. Comely Bank & Craigleith. South Queensferry, Kirkliston and Ratho Station.

Vision

Our vision is that all carers in North West Edinburgh get the help and support they need to sustain their caring role.

Mission

Our mission is to provide the highest quality support for carers throughout the North West of Edinburgh, so that their stress and isolation is reduced. Our service is carer-led, welcoming and attentive to individual needs.

Values

Providing an approachable friendly service. Delivering a high quality person-centred service. Ensuring that we respond to individuals’ needs, wishes and beliefs.

Our Team

Ron Carthy

Operations Manager

Lisa Millar

Young Carer & Young Adult Carer Service Manager

Rosie Moorhead

Adult Services Coordinator

Shona James

Schools Project Worker

Kirsty Shinton

Young Carers Support Worker

Ruth Meekings

Young Carers Support Worker

Our Board of Directors

Fiona Cherry

Chairperson

Eddie Thorn

Treasurer

Dr Peter Stewart

Director

Ruth Campbell

Director

Lesley Hinds

Director

Elke Cradden

Director