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Support for carers

How can we help?

SBH Scotland know that the impact of caring for someone with a long term condition such as spina bifida and/or hydrocephalus can be both challenging and stressful for carers.

Few people can handle all the situations they will have to face alone and that's why SBH Scotland are here for you.

We provide a range of services for carers that aim to encourage, enable and empower parents and carers to continue in their caring role. In providing these services we also aim to minimise the impact that caring has on carers' health and emotional wellbeing.

Our Direct Services Team provide support for parents and carers which includes:

Information and Advice

We can provide up to do date information and advice on spina bifida and hydrocephalus and related conditions as well as advice on resources that can support you in your caring role. We also provide events and conferences to enable you to access information.

Emotional support

We can provide 1:1 support via telephone, at our Centre in Cumbernauld or by visiting you at home in times of need. We can also help you develop coping strategies and link you with your local Carers Centre.


A member of staff can advise you of the benefits you are entitled to apply for as a carer and any other financial assistance that you may apply for on behalf of the cared for person.


You may require support in the form of advocacy in relation to your caring role eg. at meetings, school reviews, social work reviews or hospital appointments.

Social needs

Many carers feel socially isolated and may benefit from meeting others in a similar position. Family Groups are held monthly in Aberdeen, Edinburgh and Cumbernauld which enable parents to meet others in the same situation.

Call us on 03455 211 300 or email us for further information or support.

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