Support for carers

A carer is a person of any age who provides physical care or emotional support to another person, due to frailty, physical or mental illness, addiction, or disability and is not paid for providing that care or support.

Connecting Carers (part of Highland Community Care Forum) provides:

  • Information and signposting
  • Carer Support Plans
  • Drop in groups
  • Carers Network Bulletin
  • Carer training

Highland Carers Advocacy listens to carers and helps them express their own feelings and thoughts when decisions are being made.

Check eligibility and apply for Carer's Allowance

Plus One Scheme

As a carer, you may be eligible for a Plus One Card.

The Plus One Scheme has been developed to help make access to leisure and recreational services easier for disabled customers. The scheme provides a free pass to the person who is supporting a disabled customer (the 'plus one') to attend any participating venues or events.

Find out more and how to apply

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