Connecting Carers

Connecting Carers aims to:
• improve recognition, support and services for anyone living with the challenges of caring for someone in the Highlands
• support carers to be key partners in the planning and delivery of health and social care
• empower carers to manage their caring role and have a life outside caring, through Carer Support Plans
• keep carers informed through the Network Bulletin and a range of other channels

If you would like to talk to us about your caring role please contact us by telephone or email.

A carer is someone of any age who provides unpaid support to family or friends who could not manage without this help. This could be caring for a relative, partner or friend who is ill, frail, disabled or has mental health or substance misuse problems.

Carers may even be juggling paid work with their unpaid caring responsibilities at home. The term carer should not be confused with a care worker, or care assistant, who receives a wage for looking after someone.

If you are a carer of any age living in the Highlands, Connecting Carers may be able to help make things easier for you.  We deliver a wide range of support services to meet the needs of carers in our community.

All our services are listed and described on our main website