The Dochas Centre 50 Campbell Street, Lochgilphead, Argyll PA31 8JU               Scottish Charity No  029821                                                                                                                

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Carers Centre & Gallery

Supporting Unpaid Carers

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Bringing Together People who Care”

The Dochas Centre 50 Campbell Street, Lochgilphead, Argyll PA31 8JU               Scottish Charity No  029821                                                                                                                


The gallery is a community resource that exhibits original and reproduction of the work of John Paterson the Dochas Fund’s founder. Exhibitions by other local groups and artists are held throughout the year.

Carers’ Centre

The Carers’ Centre offers guidance, information and support to carers in Mid Argyll, Kintyre and Isles. All our services are free. The gallery is a venue for carers to meet together for mutual support and for fun.


There are many carers who live many miles from services and access can prove difficult or impossible. The Dochas Centre has dedicated Outreach Workers who provide support to carers throughout Mid Argyll, Kintyre and Isles.

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The counselling service is for people and their families who are living with long term or terminal illness or bereavement. The centre also provides a listening ear for people who do not need formal counselling.

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Welcome to Dochas

D o c h a s  D i a r y

Our diary tells what happens each day at the centre and outwith. It will always be up-to-date with groups and latest news. Check it out.

 The Carers (Scotland) Act

 What is the Carers Act?

 What to expect when you

 make an Adult Carer Support Plan

 What to expect when the person

 you care for is being assessed

 What to expect when you

 are considering a short break


 What to expect when  accessing

 Self-Directed  Support as a carer



 What to expect when you make

 an emergency plan

 What to expect when the person

 you care for is being discharged

 from hospital

The Dochas Carer Centre is closed until further notice and all staff are working from home. You are very welcome to make general enquiries by dialling 01546 600 022 or email

For help and support during current pandemic and PPE for unpaid carers click here


  • Unpaid carers under the age of 65 will be prioritised for the vaccine alongside those with underlying health conditions.
  • Unpaid carers aged 65 and above will be able to access the vaccine earlier under the age based groupings.
  • Timescales will become clearer as more is know when supplies will be delivered.
  • Scottish Government will write out to carers to inform you of your eligibility for the vaccine.

Click here for more information