Connecting Carers delivers the Carers Centre Services of HCCF across the Highlands. Connecting Carers works in both urban and rural areas we have built a strong reputation, both locally and nationally, for being the natural 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
- Carers Support Plans
- 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 Information Line on 01463 723 560 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
New Training Opportunities
An 8 session IT course for beginners and the Spring Stressbuster sessions will commence on the 17th April 2013 - See the Training & Events page for more details.
'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 Tina McGarrell (Adult Carers) or Kirsty Ewen (Young Carers) on the Carers Information Line number above.
Health & Social Care Integration Event
Carers Week annual survey
Scottish Government Learning Disablity Strategy Launch - 29th May 2013, Thistle Suite, Murrayfield Stadium, Edinburgh 10.00am - 2.00pm
Creative Breaks Fund: Short Breaks for Carers of People with Mental Health Problems
The bedroom tax and what you can do about it
Carers of people with dementia survey
Creative Carers Dementia Support Group in East Sutherland
Cuts to numbers receiving Carers Allowance
Adaptation and Resiliency in Families of Children with Down Syndrome
Ready, Steady, Rock!...Charity of the Year partnership with The Co-operative