We've started a fundraising campaign to top up our Time 2 Be and Wee Treats fund, which is very much in demand. Carers are always on call and often give up work or move home to look after family or friends. The annual Carers Week Survey reports that 60% of carers have seen a reduction in their income because of their caring role, and 72% have had to reduce the amount of exercise they get. We want to help address these inequalities for carers, by giving them the opportunity to take some time for themselves, alongside their caring role.
Visit JustGiving to see what you can do to help.
The Carers Bulletin is OUT NOW for Carers Network members. If you haven't joined the Network yet, you can complete an online form here.
HCCF and Connecting Carers are very proud to have been awarded the PQASSO Quality Kite Mark at Level 2, by the Charities Evaluation Services, which demonstrates the high standard of work we are doing. Level 2 indicates a strategic approach to achieving our aims and objectives, and shows a systematic approach to planning and monitoring results, with a greater focus on outcomes.
Find out more about your rights in our Carers Information Pack.
Connecting Carers aims to:
- improve support, services and recognition for anyone caring for someone in the Highlands
- support carers to be key partners in the planning and delivery of health and social care
- empower carers to manage their caring role and have a life outside caring (through Carers Support Plans)
- keep carers informed through the Network Bulletin and a range of other channels
If you would like to talk to us about your caring role, please contact us by telephone, email, or visit us.
Carers Support Line 01463 723560