Online Support for Unpaid Carers in Highland

Are you one of the thousands of people in Highland looking after someone regularly? Perhaps you care for a parent, partner, child, sibling, neighbour or friend? 

We're here to support you in your caring role. We work with NHS Highland to provide a range of free online services to support you, in addition to what is already available.

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Kick-start with our Email Course

To kick-start your support from us, sign-up to our five-part email course, designed specifically to help unpaid carers. Establish strong foundations to your care or double check you have the essentials in place.

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Connect with other carers

We’re by carers and for carers. This means that community and support from other carers is at the heart of what we do. You can connect with carers through our Facebook Group and meet other carers on our virtual cuppas. We use all of this to inform our weekly email support, so that we’re always addressing what’s important to carers right-now. 

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Speak to someone

If you struggle to find time to talk to someone about your caring role our Carer Support Team are available from 8am to 10pm, seven-days a week. You’ll speak with another carer about the things that matter to you. 

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Mini carers-assessment

Are you thinking about having a carers assessment, but wondering what benefit it will bring? Take three minutes to tell us some simple information and we’ll  follow up with an email which includes a simple checklist of things to do next. As well as details of how to get a full carers assessment in your area. 

Support for you in Highland

NHS Highland

NHS Highland are primarily responsible for supporting the needs of unpaid carers in the Highland Council region of Scotland.


Connecting Carers


"Connecting Carers work with unpaid carers every day and have learned a great day from them.  They use this knowledge, and position as the Highland Carer Centre, to endure that unpaid carers in Highland are not caring alone, that they are acknowledged and supported and that they have access to the information they need to enable them to carry out their caring role." 


Carer Centre: 01463 723575

Carer Support Line: 01463 723560 Monday-Friday 10am-4pm



Care Information Scotland

"When you’re caring for someone, it can feel like there’s no time for you. But your health and wellbeing are just as important as anyone else’s. And support is available for you.
After all, you can only look after someone else if you look after yourself too.
If this sounds like you, contact us online or phone 0800 011 3200 to find out about support available. Phone lines are open Monday to Friday 9.00am to 5.00pm



Thriving Families

Thriving Families supports parent-carers in Highland. Providing independent information, advice and support service for families with children (up to age 25) with additional support needs, and the professionals working with them.