Are you a Carer?

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.

Carers Testimonials

My short break funding allowed me to get a break to see my son for the first time in three years.


Call for Young Carers to take up Carer's Allowance19thJul

Call for Young Carers to take up Carer's Allowance

Voluntary Action Shetland

Young adult carers are the focus of a new campaign between the Scottish Government and Young Scot to raise awareness of what support they could be entitled to. Find out more +

Person Centred Planning training 18thJul

Person Centred Planning training

Voluntary Action Shetland

Person Centred Planning training will be available on Mon 12th, Tues 13th and Wed 14th of June. Further information will come nearer to the date and applications need to be made to SIC Workforce Development. Find out more +

Carers Week Celebration Event June 201714thJun

Carers Week Celebration Event June 2017

Voluntary Action Shetland

Our celebration event to mark Carers Week will be on Saturday 24th June at Islesburgh from  1–3 pm Find out more +

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