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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.


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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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

Lego Training

Last week here at Voluntary Action Shetland (VAS) we hosted some Lego Therapy training. The purpose was so people would be able to start some Lego clubs here in Shetland.continue reading

Latest Carers Newsletter

Our Summer Newsletter includes info about Carers Week, a Sensory Workshop for Parents, Short Break Grants and Respitality, Carers Group Updates, Mental Health Awareness, the new IJB Carers Rep and the Family Fund.continue reading

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Carers Forum

We want Carers to be more involved in the services that are offered to carers.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

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