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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 stait@connectingcarers.org.uk
  3. Online at www.eventbrite.co.uk, 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.

Young Carer Positive ...

Exciting times ahead.
We have launched our Young Carers Positive Award, a quality award for schools to help them become young carer positive. The award is a framework that supports schools to make sure that young carers are Seen, Heard and Supported.
The awards are currently being piloted in several schools across Highland and information about the Awards scheme can be found here on our website.
We are delighted that the team has been asked to present our new awards at the next Scottish Young Carers Alliance Showcase in Edinburgh in March 2018. 
If you would like to find how we can support you to achieve this award please contact our Schools Liaison Worker Gemma Cooper at gcooper@connectingcarers.org.uk
 

Multimedia Workshops for Young Carers ...

Connecting Young Carers are working in partnership with Eden Court Theatre to provide workshops for young carers in Highland.

If composing music, making movies, animation, making music videos and generally being al round creative is your thing then this is an event for you. 

To book a place or request more information contact Alex Quill on 01463 723563 or email aquill@connectingcarers.org.uk 

Incredible Edible! ...

Calling all budding Young Carer Cooks out there.  This great one day event in Strathpeffer has all the ingredients of a great fun day of cooking, tasting, chat and laughter.

Two different dates for different ages and abilities:

11 October 2017 Young carers aged 9 - 12
12 October 2017 Young carers 13+

To book a place or request more information contact Alex Quill on 01463 723563 or email aquill@connectingcarers.org.uk 

EPIC Times is here! ...

Wow - where is this year going?  After an action packed summer of events and courses we're gearing up for the conference on 16 Nov ember 2017.

You can find out about our Camp & Trek adventures on Mull, what to do is someone has a fit, our new Schools Award and much more...

Click here to view the full edition of EPIC Times.
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