Carer Support Service (Moray)

Quarriers Carer Support Service offers advice and support to adults and young people providing unpaid care in Moray.

Get in touch

232 High Street
Elgin
IV30 1BA

Tel: 01343 556031
Email: [email protected]

Am I a Carer?

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.

  • There are no set hours.
  • The person you care for may be in their own home, or your house.
  • The person you care for may or may not have formal support from social care or others.
  • You may or may not receive Carers Allowance.
  • A young carer is under the age of 18.

Every caring situation is different so working out what will help you is vital.

Here is how we can help

Referral and Registration Process:

Carers

Complete the registration form below, get it back to us and someone will be in touch. Alternatively, contact us by phone, e-mail, or pop into our office.

Adult Carer Referral Form Registration Form

Young Carers

You can speak to someone at school or college and ask them to make a referral to us. You can contact us yourself by phone, email or using our referral form, or you can ask an adult you trust to contact us on your behalf.

Young Carer Referral Form Young Carer Registration Form

Adult Carer Support Plan (ACSP)

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.

Young Carer Statement (YCS)

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.

Skills and Confidence

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.

Counselling

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.

Respite

Taking a step back to recharge your batteries and focus on yourself for a while is an important part of being a carer. Talk to us about accessing short break options like Time to Live or Respitality.

Advice and Information

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.

Connect with Other Carers

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.”