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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.


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

Respitality Scheme RESTARTS!

Shetland Carers have RESTARTED their Respitality Scheme, after a break last year due to the pandemic. Through Respitality, (respite + hospitality) short breaks are provided for unpaid carers when they need it most.continue reading

Carers to receive more breaks

Shetland Carers are delighted to announce that they have recently been awarded almost £13,000 in grants from Shared Care Scotland to support local unpaid carers to take a break from their caring role.continue reading

Carers Rights Day Drop In Event

Shetland Carers are hosting a Drop In Event at Market House, Lerwick on Thursday 25th November from 12pm - 2pm.continue reading

Upcoming meetings & Events

Parent Carer Support Group

This group usually meets four times a year. 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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Voluntary Action Shetland

Market House
14 Market Street

Our Funders

Shetland Islands Council
Shared Care Scotland
Better Breaks
Short Breaks Fund
Shetland Charitable Trust
Carers Trust

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