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Carers Act Training Events for Professionals ...

As part of Connecting Carers campaign to spread the word about the changes the Carers (Scotland) Act 2016 will have, we are running a series of training events throughout Highland until the end of March.

If you work as part of a social work team, for a charity working with carers, are part of the Highland Third Sector Interface or need to know more about the Act for your day-to-day employment please join us at one of the training sessions to find out how the changes will impact the lives of carers after 1 April 2018.

Training events are happening at various venues on various dates to try and meet the needs of everyone in Highland.  To book your place contact or telephone Sarah on 01463 723568.

Carers Consultation on Eligibility, Short Breaks and Services for Carers ...

We would be delighted if you could join us at a consultation session to discuss the impact the forthcoming Carers Act will have for you and other carers in Highland.
The Carers Act 2016 becomes law on 1 April 2018. 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.
We particularly want your thoughts on:
  • · How do we involve carers in shaping carer services?
  • · What does a short break mean to carers and what is it they need?
  • Do carers understand the eligibility framework, how will it work for them, what are the benefits of it and what should be changed?
Your feedback will help to shape three important elements of the Carers Act and we very much look forward to seeing you at one of our consultations events in Highland.

To book you place you can either:
  1. Call Connecting Carers on 01463 723568 and speak to Sarah Tait
  2. Email
  3. Online at, search ‘Connecting Carers, find the event located closest to you and click ‘register’.

Your feedback will help to shape three important elements of the Carers Act and we very much look forward to seeing you at the consultation.


Eight Duties of The Carers (Scotland) Act 2016 ...

The Carers (Scotland) Act 2017 introduces new rights for unpaid carers and new duties for local councils and the NHS to provide support to carers.  In early 2018 Connecting Carers are running a series of training workshops and consultation events for carers and those working with carers in Highland.  More information will be available in January 2018.

Carers News Out Now! ...

It's here - the Christmas edition of Carers News.  At this time of year it is fun to look back on some of the events we have hosted over the past months with some great photographs. Not only that, we're all looking forward to 2018 ad the implementation of the Carers (Scotland) Act 2016.  More on this in the new year.
You can read the latest version of Carers News here.

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
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