News & Events

New Carer Drop In for DIngwall ...

Connecting Carers are delighted to be working in partnership with DIngwall Health Centre to provide a drop in facility for unpaid carers locally.
If you are a carer and would like advice on carers rights, care  planning, health and well-being or information on a wide variety of caring related topics, our team will be on hand to help and advise.  No appointment necessary - just come along.
Friday 8th December 2017
9.00 am - 2.30 pm
For more information contact us on 01463 723575 or email

The Scottish Strategy for Autism is being reviewed ...

Save The Date

Tuesday 5th December 2017



This consultation on Tuesday 5th December 2017 will help shape what the new priorities will be from April 2018. 

The consultation will provide:

  • An overview of The Scottish Strategy – now and in the future
  • An opportunity to say what is working well and what needs to improve, so that the Strategy makes a real impact on the quality of life of individuals with autism and their families.

The Future for Young Carers - 2018 and Beyond Conference ...

With less than a month to go we are all getting exciting about our conference 'The Future for Young Carers - 2018 and Beyond.  The conference is for anyone working in education or with young people in Highland.

We've lined up some great, informative and entertaining speakers and the event is completely free.  To book your ticket visit our EventBrite page.

Carers News, Autumn 2017 is here ...

With autumn well and truly here we take a look back at activities over the summer and look ahead to the Carers (Scotland) Act 2017 and the changes this involves.
Our young carer conference, The Future for Young Carers in Education, 2018 and Beyond is just around the corner (November 16th) and we have some Christmas themed events for carers too.
Click the link to read the latest edition of Carers News.

Have Your Say on the Carers Charter ...

This is your opportunity to shape the future for carers in Scotland. 

The Carers Act 2016 will come into force on 1 April 2018. The Charter is intended to ensure first and foremost that carers are aware of their rights as carers. This consultation covers the rights in or under the Act. There will be scope in the future to produce an updated version covering carers rights under other legislation.

The Act extends and enhances the rights of carers in Scotland to help improve their health and well-being, so that they can continue to care, if they so wish, and have a life alongside caring.

As required by section 36 of the Act the Scottish Government has prepared this Carers’ Charter, setting out the rights of carers in the Act.

The Act also requires local authorities to have a local information and advice service for carers. These services must provide information and advice about a number of things relevant to carers, including the carers’ rights set out in the Carers’ charter.

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