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Highland Carers Roadshow to support carers across Highland

31st August 2023

Photograph of Highland Carers Roadshow to support carers across Highland

NHS Highland, in collaboration with Connecting Carers, Befrienders Highland and others, is excited to be involved in The Highland Carers Roadshow. This is a series of free events offering unpaid carers the opportunity to meet face-to-face with the people who can help.

From 20 September to 5 October 2023, NHS Highland and a host of other organisations have come together to launch a series of free in-person events across the Highland region, with the aim to show local carers what support is available for them.

The Highland Carers Roadshow is an opportunity for those in the area with caring responsibilities to chat with and hear from NHS Highland Carer Support Services, as well as many other organisations that can provide help and support such as Connecting Carers, Befrienders Highland, Alzheimer Scotland and many more.

Leading the initiative for NHS Highland, Jennifer Campbell, Carer Services Development Officer, said: "We're on the road because we want to reach carers who are ‘off-radar'. In Highland, there are thousands of people of all ages supporting a neighbour, friend or relative, but many carers aren’t aware that there is any help available to them personally. There’s clearly a natural tendency to concentrate on the person being cared for before yourself. We want to offer support before anyone becomes overwhelmed. Sometimes small things can make a big difference."

Anyone is welcome to drop in to any of the events at any time, and is welcome to bring the person or people they care for. Professionals and volunteers are also encouraged to come along. Free refreshments will be provided on the day.

For any queries, please contact Lori MacKellar:

phone 07966 565 138

Highland Carers Roadshow 2023
Wednesday 20 September, 11am to 2pm at Perrins Centre, Alness
Friday 22 September, 11.30am to 2.30pm at Nairn Community Centre
Tuesday 26 September, 12pm to 2.30pm at The Macphail Centre, Ullapool
Wednesday 27 September, 12pm to 2pm at The National Hotel, Dingwall
Thursday 28 September, 12pm to 2pm at Fountain Road Hall, Golspie
Friday 29 September, 11am to 3pm at North Coast Visitor Centre, Thurso
Monday 2 October, 11am to 3pm at Cairngorm Hotel, Aviemore
Tuesday 3 October, 11am to 3pm at Portree Community Centre, Skye
Thursday 05 October, 11am to 2pm at Waverley House, Fort William
Participating services include:

Alzheimer Scotland
Befrienders Highland
Change Mental Health
Community Contacts
Connecting Carers
Creativity in Care
Dementia Friendly
Highland Hospice
NHS Highland Short Breaks
Partners in Advocacy
Thriving Families