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 where a member of the team is always on hand with help and advice. 

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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.

Latest edition of
EPIC Times out now

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

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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