Quarriers will be taking over from VSA as the new service provider for Aberdeenshire
Carers Support Services from 01/04/2016. Quarriers already provide support to young
carers in Aberdeenshire, having taken over from Cair Scotland last year. However,
from 1st April, Quarriers will also be the provider for adult carers in Aberdeenshire.
Arrangements are being made to ensure that all carers currently receiving a service
from VSA are informed of the forthcoming changes.
It is important that all carers who have a continued wish to receive carers support
services are encouraged to register with Quarriers as carer data will not be
automatically transferred from VSA to Quarriers.
FROM 1st APRIL, Quarriers can be contacted on/at:
Aberdeenshire Carers Support Service,
Tel : 01467-538700
Email : Aberdeenshirecarers@quarriers.org.uk
In the coming weeks, until the service changeover, VSA are not going to be
accepting new referrals. Until the service changeover, new enquiries will be
managed as follows:
- Referrers will be signposted to Care Management if the carer is in crisis.
- Referrers will be given verbal advice and signposted to other services, if this is appropriate.
- If the carer needs a carers assessment, the referrer will be asked to refer to Quarriers when the new service starts. Again, any urgent cases will be referred to Care Management.