Connecting Carers
A better life for unpaid carers in Highland

At Connecting Carers we work with unpaid carers every day and have learned a great deal from them.  We use this knowledge, and our position as the Highland Carer Centre, to ensure that unpaid carers in Highland are not caring alone, that they are acknowledged and supported and that they have access to the information they need to enable them to carry out their caring role. 

Based in Dingwall, our team covers Highland from Caithness and Sutherland in the north to Lochaber in the south. Our drop-in centre is open from 9.00 am – 5.00 pm Monday – Friday and you can call the centre on 01463 723575 where a member of the team is always on hand with help and advice. 

If you, or someone you know, could benefit from the support Connecting Carers can offer please use this referral form.  You can download the form, complete it and then either email it back to us or pop it in the post to the address at the bottom of the page.

If you are a carer and your call relates to your caring role you can call the carer support line number on 01462 723560 between the hours of 10.00 am - 4.00 pm Monday to Friday.

 

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Connecting Young Carers

Connecting Young Carers provides opportunities for young people in caring roles to get together, have fun and have their voices heard.

We offer a range of activities, away-days, respite holidays and access to funding for young carers throughout Highland.

By connecting to our growing network we hope young carers will be better informed, better supported and have a life outside their caring responsibilities.


View one 15 year old Young Carer's thoughts on her role caring for her mother who
has mental health issues.

For more information on all the services Connecting Young Carers can provide
please visit:
www.connectingyoungcarers.org
 

Highland Carers Advocacy

A carers' role is often a lonely, demanding, frustrating and exhausting one and being asked to express your views to others, particularly professionals, can be a daunting prospect.

At Highland Carers Advocacy we believe that the views and opinions of carers are of the utmost importance and we are committed to supporting carers to speak out.  Highland Carers Advocacy is a free, independent, confidential and accessible service available to unpaid carers throughout Highland.

 

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