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Welcome To East Ayrshire Carers Centre

Caring For Carers Throughout East Ayrshire  

Copyright © 2014 East Ayrshire Carers Centre Ltd.

East Ayrshire Carers Centre Ltd is a charity registered in Scotland No SC024914

 Registered Company No 276934 - All Rights Reserved.

History of EACC

The Princess Royal Trust for Carers, founded in 1991, set out to establish a network of local centres and services across the UK to ensure that information, advice and practical support was available to all carers.  The East Ayrshire Carers Centre was established as a Network Partner in 1996 to support Carers across the Local Authority of East Ayrshire from its base in Kilmarnock.  

Today, across the UK, there is a network of 144 (29 in Scotland) independently managed Carers Centres; each Centre is registered as an independent charity with either the Charity Commission or the Office of the Scottish Charity Regulator as appropriate.  In addition to its partnership with its network with Carers Centres in Scotland, EACC is now a member of the Scottish Young Carer’s Alliance, the Carer’s Coalition, Shared Care Scotland and Carers UK.

Over the last 17 years EACC has grown significantly, expanding current services and introducing new services and initiatives in response to need. Notably, EACC today is regarded as one of the most innovative, creative, ambitious and successful Carers’ Centres in the UK with many of its initiatives (e.g. GP Initiative, Hospital Initiative, Carers in Employment Initiatives and Young Carers Initiative) being adopted throughout the network of Centres in the UK.  In addition, EACC has received 21 awards in recognition of its work. Awards in 2013 included winner of the Clydesdale Bank inaugural 2013 Spirit of the Community Awards which provided £20,000 towards unrestricted income and East Ayrshire Council Community Planning Partnership Lifelong Learning Award recognising the success of EACC’s work in helping to transform the lives of young carers through its Alpha Venture Project.