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Welcome to Connecting Carers
Carer: n. Someone who helps look after a person who could not manage without support.
Are you a Carer? If you look after a relative, friend or neighbour who couldn’t manage without your support, you are. At Connecting Carers we understand just how challenging the role of an unpaid carer can be.
The team at Connecting Carers are here to offer help, support and information on everything from finance, managing stress to getting more sleep.
Carer Support Plans: focused on the carer and their needs. A CSP can help with support, legal matters, carer health and respite. Designed to suit each individual CSPs are carried our by one of our team of local Carer Liaison Workers.
Carer Information Pack: an essential guide to what you need to know as a carer.
Connecting Young Carers: http://connectingyoungcarers.org/
Carer Support Line: a dedicated Carer Support Line to help with all aspects of caring, from a small informal enquiry to an in-depth supportive conversation with someone who understands the demands that can accompany caring for someone.
Carer Support Groups: Connecting Carers run and support a number of Carer Support Groups across Highland. Informal and welcoming, the groups are a chance for carers to have some time for themselves, share experiences, keep up to date with changes in carer benefits and legislation, make friends and have cake. .
Connecting You to Partner Organisations: Connecting Carers can put you in touch with other relevant agencies and services that can help with specific challenges. In particular help with finances, income maximisation, Power of Attorney, Guardianship and Advocacy.
Small Grants: There are a number of small grants available to carers to help with things such as a short break away from caring, an educational course, grants for equipment and some hardship funds.
Connecting Carers' carers centre has been recognised as a Centre of Excellence by the Carers Trust. We would like to take the time to thank all the Staff whose hard work enabled us to gain this award.