Carers provide unpaid support to a partner, relative, neighbour or friend, whose physical or mental health, frailty, disability or substance use means they find it difficult to manage independently.
Every caring situation is different so working out what will help you is vital.
The Carers (Scotland) Act 2016 states that every carer is entitled to an ACSP. This details your role and its impact on you and identifies the support you need to continue providing care safely and in a way that suits you and your family. You can complete your own plan or our Family Wellbeing Workers can guide you through the process.
As a young carer you are entitled to a YCS which will detail your caring role and its impact on you. It will also identify the support you need and how best to secure it to ensure you are doing things in your role that are appropriate for your age and circumstances, and that you have the same opportunities in and out of school as others your age.
We provide free opportunities throughout Moray where you can refresh skills or learn new ones that will increase your confidence and support you in your caring role.
Sometimes you need a little more than just a listening ear. Our team of professional counsellors is able to help you explore what’s happening and identify the best way forward.
Taking a step back to recharge your batteries and focus on yourself for a while is an important part of being a carer. We can help you access relevant respite options to do just that.
We can help you access advice and information that’s right for your caring role, as well as connect you to specialist agencies to ensure you get the answers you need.
Isolation is often a problem for carers, so we help you access various groups and events, including online, where you can relax, enjoy the company of others and make some new friends.
“My support worker makes me feel like I can tell her anything. She totally understands why I get so angry and scared sometimes. She helps me.”
“I feel more able to cope because Quarriers staff allowed me to talk through my problems.”