Fife Carers Centre came into being in June 1995 with one part time worker with the purpose of developing recognition and support for carers within Fife.
In the year that followed it became clear that the level of support needed for carers in Fife was greater than could be met by one individual and The Princess Royal Trust for Carers along with NHS Fife and Fife Council agreed to joint fund a carers’ centre for three years.
A small office was located in Commercial Street in Kirkcaldy and a staff of four began work supporting individual carers and raising awareness of the needs of carers in general with Health & Social work in Fife.
By the time we had our first visit from the President of The Princess Royal Trust, Her Royal Highness, Princess Anne in 1999 our core funding was being provided by NHS Fife and Fife Council and we were seeing around 40 carers each month.
Within five years it became evident that the centre needed additional staff to be able to cope with the demand and that the premises was too small so funding was gathered from various sources and new premises were bought nearby. Moving into the bigger premises in May 2007 also meant that more staff could be employed and with funding from The Big Lottery Fund, Fife Carers Centre expanded its operation. We now have 9 staff and deal with more than 70 new contacts from carers and over 50 repeat contacts each month and the number is growing all the time.
The Princess Royal Trust Fife Carers Centre is an independent charity and we rely on funding from many sources to continue our work. We are very grateful
for the generosity of all those who contribute and enable us to carry on giving help and support to the carers of Fife.
If you would like to make a donation to Fife Carers Centre please contact Mhairi Lochhead
by email at or phone 01592 205472 for details of how to do so.
As well as The Russell Trust, the Tayport charity shop and many donations from individuals.
The Board of Management
We are run by a Board of Directors of local volunteers, many of whom are or have been carers.
Our board members are:
Eileen Brand - Convenor
Franki Campbell - Vice Convenor
Ian Donaldson - Treasurer