Connecting Carers delivers the Carers Centre Services of HCCF across the Highlands.  Connecting Carers works in both urban and rural areas; we've built a strong reputation, both locally and nationally, for being the obvious place to go to find out about issues affecting users of health and community care services and carers.

At Connecting Carers we work with carers and young carers and we are committed to reaching out to them wherever they may live in the Highlands.  We also reach out to local businesses to ensure that carers within their organisation can be directed to us for help, support and information.

Carers and professionals can contact us for:

  • Training for carers
  • Information
  • Carer Support Plans
  • Volunteering
  • Research and consultation
  • Drop In groups
  • Carer awareness training for your team
  • Events and Activities for carers
  • Promoting carers issues
  • Young Carers

To find out more about any of the topics above please contact our Carers Support Line on 01463 723560 or email carers@hccf.org.uk

Download the Autumn  2013 Carers Newsletter

Download the Training Programme February 2014

'Time 2 Be' Fund

Connecting Carers is pleased to inform all unpaid carers in the Highlands about the 'Time 2 Be' fund which has been made available through the Shared Care Scotland Creative Breaks initiative.

The funding will provide opportunities for carers to be at the centre of planning and decision making about their Time 2 Be, and for their break/activity to be genuinely personalised - be it an opportunity to spend time alone, with a friend or with the person they care for.  The aim of Time 2 Be is to enhance and develop the quality of life of carers and to support their caring role.  The distinctive feature of Time 2 Be is that it should be a positive experience for carers offering the opportunity to have:

  • A break from day-to-day routines
  • The experience of doing something new
  • Time to rest and recharge the batteries
  • Opportunities to meet new people and maintain friendships
  • Time for personal interests, leisure or cultural activities
  • Improved health and well-being

For more information and an application form please contact Joyce Patience (Adult Carers) or Kirsty Campbell (Young Carers) on the Carers Support Line number above.