Carers work very hard looking after relatives, friends, or neighbours who require help. It is very rewarding to help people in need, but it can also be hard work. It's important that we support carers as much as possible: helping them to help others.
Strachur is a small community, and we know many carers through our contacts with them in the surgery and in the village. However, we are keen to hear from anyone who is providing regular unpaid help or care for anyone in the community.
If you, or anyone you know, is helping or looking after someone in the community then please let someone at the practice know. We can advice on help and support that is available.
The BBC reports that the Connecting For Care website has been launched, which aims to help carers through online forums, advice, and links.