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.


State of Caring Survey16thMay

State of Caring Survey

Voluntary Action Shetland

Survey to help show Carers UK the reality of what it means to care for a family member or friend. Find out more +

Carers Week 201810thMay

Carers Week 2018

Voluntary Action Shetland

Carers Week offers information sessions and massages along with free SRT passes to unpaid carers Find out more +

NEW Carers Act comes into force on 01 Apr 20184thApr

NEW Carers Act comes into force on 01 Apr 2018

Voluntary Action Shetland

Scotland enhances the rights of the nation’s unpaid carers this month, with the introduction of new legislation to ensure that carers are better supported. Find out more +

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Meetings & Events

Parents Meeting29thMay

Parents Meeting

Meeting for Parents / Carers of people with a social communication difficulty e.g Autism, Aspergers. Please note - change of time - 11am - 1pm Find out more +

Market House Carers Drop In 5thJun

Market House Carers Drop In

A drop in for anyone who wants to meet one of our Carer Support Workers, commences on Tuesday 5th June 2018 from 10.30 - 12. Find out more +

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