A NEW information card for Moray unpaid carers is set to offer peace of mind in times of crisis.
Carers often worry about what would happen if they found themselves in an emergency situation, unable to alert anyone that they are a carer and that someone relies on them for support.
In response to this concern, Moray Carer Services has created a ‘Carer Aware’ card.
Carers will be urged to carry the free card with them at all times, and if they find themselves involved in an emergency, accident or are taken ill, the card will enable people to quickly identify them as a carer.
The information provided on the card will be used to alert the carer’s named contacts that the person who is cared for may need assistance.
Moray Carer Services members will begin issuing the Carer Aware card on Carers’ Rights Day as part of their efforts to raise awareness and encourage unpaid carers to make the most of their local support.
Cards can be collected from any Carer Services member - Quarriers Carer Support Service (Moray), Alzheimer Scotland (Moray), Cornerstone, Cross Roads Scotland (Moray) and Enable Cuppa Club.
Cards can also be collected from the Healthpoint at Dr Gray’s Hospital in Elgin with a public information stand there from 2.30 pm on Friday 24 November 2017.
Famous for its colony of dolphins, fabulous beaches and more malt whisky distilleries than any where else in Scotland, Moray is a thriving area and a great place to live. Nestling between Aberdeenshire and the Highlands, Moray stretches from Tomintoul in the south to the shores of the Moray Firth, from Keith in the east to Brodie Castle in the west.