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Supporting and empowering unpaid Carers in Shetland to manage their caring role and have a life alongside caring

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If you look after someone, who looks after you?

In the UK there are six and a half 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

Boxing and Mindfulness for Young Carers (up to 18 years)

FREE Online Boxing and Mindfulness drop-in group specifically for young carers via zoom.continue reading

Seabirds-and-Seals receive certificate for donating Respitality Breaks

SEABIRDS-AND-SEALS DONATE BREAKS TO CARERS THROUGH RESPITALITY SCHEMEcontinue reading

Alzheimer Scotland, Shetland Activities October to December 2022

Alzheimer Scotland, Shetland offer a range of support and activities for people with dementia, their partners, families and friends to help maintain abilities, social activities, relationships and community connections.continue reading

Upcoming meetings & Events

Friday Group

This group meets at Mareel every fortnight in term time, from 2.30pm-4pm. It is aimed at young people who find it difficult to meet and communicate with others.continue reading

Young Carers Group

This group is aimed at 11—17 yr olds. We have a range of activities on offer, Leisure activities, Arts and Crafts, Mareel or Takeaway Nights. Our sessions are flexible so dates and times can vary. Contact Laura Mackenzie, for more information.continue reading

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

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Voluntary Action Shetland

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Lerwick
Shetland
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Short Breaks Fund
Shetland Charitable Trust
Carers Trust
SIC

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