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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

Winter 2019 Carers Newsletter

The winter edition of our carers newsletter is now available.continue reading

Need a Break Event

Come along to hear about different ways you can take your breakcontinue reading

Carers Supported to Have Breaks

Unpaid carers in Shetland are set to benefit from an award of £3,203 made to Voluntary Action Shetland.continue reading

Upcoming meetings & Events

Stepping Out

This is a chance to get out and meet people in Yell. the group meet every couple of weeks in various halls around Yell.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

Parent Carer Support Group

This group usually runs on the last Tuesday in the month from 11am - 1pm 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

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