Are you over 18 and providing care to friend or relative living in Aberdeenshire? If yes, Aberdeenshire Health & Social Care Partnership wants to hear your views. In preparation for the Carers (Scotland) Act 2016 commencing in April 2018, they want to hear carers’ views on what is important to them. A strategy will be written in partnership with staff, third sector organisations and carers in Aberdeenshire which will highlight the key areas that you, as carers have identified as requiring improvement/development. To complete this short questionnaire online, please click the following link: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/JZCHKRK Survey closes on 30th June.
Carers Week is an annual campaign to raise awareness of caring, highlight the challenges carers face and recognise the contribution they make to families and communities throughout the UK.
Quarriers – Aberdeenshire Carer Support Service are hosting a series of promotional events during Carers Week, in partnership with Aberdeenshire Library and Information Service (ALIS). Libraries will display the winning entries from the recent adult carer poetry and photography competitions and Quarriers staff will be going on tour with the central and south mobile library buses to reach out to hidden carers in rural areas. A presentation booklet of the winning entries and details on where unpaid carers can get support will be available for the public to take away. If you would like to find out the routes on their tour please visit:
Mobile Library Central – www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/media/22122/m1-central-mar-jun-2018.pdf
Mobile Library South – www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/media/22123/m4-south-mar-jun-2018.pdf
The Carer Information Strategy has funds available to support initiatives across the Grampian region to improve outcomes for carers. Applications to this funding stream are open to third sector organisations, community and voluntary groups, and health and social care services. http://www.nhsgrampian.co.uk/nhsgrampian/gra_display_simple_index.jsp?pContentID=8531&p_applic=CCC&p_service=Content.show&
Applications for Carer Information Strategy monies now open
The Carer Information Strategy has funds available to support initiatives across the Grampian region to improve outcomes for carers. Applications to this funding stream are open to:
- third sector organisations
- community and voluntary groups
- health and social care services
You can find out further information about the fund, and how to apply by visiting
If you have an idea or project in mind that would make a difference to unpaid carers or would like more information then please contact Heather Tennant. Programme Manager – Carer Information Strategy 01224 554299 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
GRAMPIAN FAMILY FUN DAY
Saturday 14th May, 2016 11am – 2.30pm
Portlethen Academy AB12 4QL
Other Activities : Adult size Bouncy Castle, Candy Floss Machine, Balloon Modeller, Sound & Light Beam, Storytelling, Animates
Please note that this event is primarily for people with disabilities, their families and carers.
Booking is essential http://grampian-fun-day.eventbrite.co.uk
Or contact 01569 764221 to book a ticket or therapy slot