Please note that due to the current situation with COVID-19, our office is closed to the public.
Calls and emails to the service will be monitored Monday to Friday – 9am to 5pm.
You are, if you provide support to a partner, relative, neighbour or friend with an illness, frailty or disability, because they are unable to look after themselves.
“I feel more able to cope because Quarriers staff allowed me to talk through my problems.”
You can be caring for any number of hours.
You do not have to be living in the same household as the person you are providing care to.
You do not have to be in receipt of Carers Allowance.
The person you care for does not have to be receiving a social care package.
“I really enjoyed meeting other carers. It just takes your mind off your caring role for a while.”
“It never occurred to me that I was a Carer and might be entitled to benefits.”
Every caring situation is different so every support plan needs to be tailored to meet those individual needs.
Adult Carer Support Plan (ACSP)
The Carers (Scotland) Act 2016 states that every carer is entitled to an ACSP. It identifies what support you require 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.
“Creating my support plan helped me put things into perspective. The future looks more positive and I feel more able to continue caring.”
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.
“Moving and handling gave me to confidence to move someone without hurting them.”
Sometimes you need a little more than just emotional support. Our team of professional counsellors is able to help you get to the root of any issues and identify the best way forward.
“I’m empowered to accept the things I can’t change, consider situations where I can influence and stop worrying if I can’t.”
Taking a step back to recharge the 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.
“I really appreciated being able to put my needs first for a change.”
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.
Put you in touch with other carers
Isolation is often a problem for carers so we help you access various groups and events where you can relax, enjoy the company of others and make some new friends.
Carers: complete the registration form at the bottom of the page on the right, get it back to us and someone will be in touch. Alternatively, contact us by phone, e-mail, or pop into our office.
Professionals: you’ll find a link to the referral form at the bottom of the page on the right.
44 High Street
Tel: 01343 556031