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In the UK there are six million people who care unpaid for an ill, frail or disabled family member or friend. These people are called carers.

They help with personal things like getting someone dressed, turning them in their sleep, helping them to the toilet, helping them move about or administering their medication. Carers also help with things like shopping, laundry, cleaning, cooking, filling in forms or managing money.

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Q1: Do you provide unpaid care for a friend or family member who due to illness, disability, a mental health problem or an addiction cannot cope without your support?

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Latest News

Carers Week 2019

The 25th Anniversary takes place from 10th - 16th Junecontinue reading

Take A Break Grants for Families

Take a Break can provide grants to award a break if you are caring for someone under 21 years.continue reading

Short Break Survey

VAS would like to hear your views on the type of short breaks and services carers want.continue reading

Upcoming meetings & Events

Sibling Group Sessions

We run a monthly group on a Saturday morning from 10.45 - 12.45 for young people who have a sibling with Additional Support Needs or possibly carrying out a small caring role for a parent.continue reading

Parent Carer Support Group

This group usually runs on the last Tuesday in the month unless there are school holidays. It is funded through our Better Breaks funding and we try to create a relaxed atmosphere for parents to have a cup of tea and speak to other parents.continue reading

FAB (Families affected by Group)

The "Families affected by" group is a peer support group for families that have been affected by drugs and alcohol.continue reading

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