Carer Support Workers are linked to GP practices throughout Angus to help support carers in their own localities. This is done through 1:1 support, group work, training and social events and activities. We also work closely with other community support networks within the localities of Angus.
We provide specific support, advice and encouragement to parents who care for a child with additional support needs. This support can help a parent to gain a better understanding of their situation, identify ways in which things can be improved and recognise new ways to cope. This is done through 1:1 support, home visits, group work, learning opportunities and social events and activities.
Alcohol and Substance Misuse
We provide support and advice to family and friends who are affected by someone’s alcohol or substance use. We do this via 1:1 support with a carer support worker, group and peer support, learning and development opportunities such as local drug trends and Nalaxone training sessions, along with social events and activities. We work alongside local services within Angus such as Hillcrest Futures, TCA and AIDARS to ensure carers feel fully supported within their role.
We fully understand the difficulties when trying to juggle work and caring responsibilities. Events are held in the evenings, which can allow working carers to get together and share their experiences. 1:1 support, group work, learning opportunities and social events and activities are also available.
This is a planned programme of events and activities for families who have a child with additional support needs and their siblings. The programme allows families to participate in activities in a safe, secure and fun environment. Details of all events are published in a Families Programme newsletter.