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Are you a carer? 

Do you look after someone who couldn't manage  without your help due to age, physical or mental illness, addiction or disability?  If so then you are a carer.

The person you look after maybe a member of your family, a neighbour, or a friend.  Some carers live with the person they care for and may spend many hours of the day caring.  Others drop in on someone to make sure everything is okay or to bring them a meal or run errands for them.

Support services may be available to help with practical things like dressing and cooking adaptations to the home, respite care, day-care provision etc.  You may also have support to take a break, look at returning to work or cutting down your working hours to enable you to continue caring.

NHS Highland recognises the essential role that carers play.  Carers have huge expertise in relation to the person they care for and our staff want to work in partnership with you, supporting you in your caring role.

This section of the website gives you links to the main sources of information and support for carers.

Many of the services and support systems for carers are delivered through partnerships with voluntary organisations and with our two local authority partners.

Are you a young carer?

If you are under 16 you are a young carer. For more information on Young Carers click here.

Connecting Carers Information Line 01463 723562


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