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Carers Week 2018 'Healthy & Connected' ...

Carers Week is an annual campaign to raise awareness of caring, highlight the challenges carers face and recognise the contribution they make to families and communities.
This Carers Week, we’re coming together to support the health and wellbeing of carers in Highland. Around 32,000 people in Highland are carers, looking after a parent, partner, child or friend who has a disability, illness, mental health problem or who needs extra help as they grow older.

Spring Fling @ MAC's Cafe ...

It's all happening at MAC's Cafe this May - part of our 'Spring Fling' series of events to try and encourage more carers in the local area to use the cafe.
Choose from container gardening, upcycling, kitchen cupboard remedies or come along and join our fledgling carers choir - all carers welcome. Refreshments available.
More info and tickets available here:

Events @ MAC's Cafe ...

We are planning lots of events at MAC's Cafe over the coming months including yoga for carers. 
We really need your input to find out what other events you would like to see at the MAC's.

The Carers' Charter ...

The Carers (Scotland) Act 2016 (the Act) takes effect from 1 April 2018.
The Act extends and enhances the rights of carers in Scotland to help improve their health and wellbeing, 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 Ministers have prepared this Carers’ Charter, setting out the rights of carers in or under 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.

You can read the Carer's Charter here:

SDS Option 1 Payment Card ...

Is the person you care for in receipt of SDS Option 1, Direct Payment? Do you know about the Payment Card? This could be a useful information session for you...
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