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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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Short Break Grants round has now closed

That's our grant from Shared Care Scotland now fully utlilised for this year. We have awarded grants to 26 carers to allow them to access a short break of their choice.continue reading

VAS attracts government funding to offer direct payment advice

Last week the Scottish Government announced the successful applicants to the Support in the Right Direction 2021 programme.continue reading

Successful Carers Week 2018

VAS and other organisations who support carers were able to meet up with 26 carers and as part of this identify 6 new  carers who had not previously identified themselves as a carer. continue reading

Upcoming meetings & Events

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

Sibling 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.continue reading

Memory Lane Cafes - host by Alzheimer's Scotland, Shetland branch

Memory Lane Cafes are held around Shetland and offer an opportunity to meet with a Dementia Advisor in an informal relaxed atmosphere. This is open to the person with dementia and their carer.continue reading

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