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Shetland Carers
Week 2022

This year, Carers Week runs from 6th - 11th June 2022.

The theme is "Making Caring Visible, Valued and Supported."

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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.

Quiztime!

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

Shetland Carers Week 2022

Carers Week is back, and face-to-face, with a week of engaging activities to celebrate the enormous contribution made by unpaid carers in Shetlandcontinue reading

Pitlochry Respitality Break

We are delighted to announce that bookings can now be made, once again, at the Pitlochry property for 2022. Shetland Carers can offer a carer and companion a one week self-catering break FREE through the Respitality Scheme.continue reading

Online Survey 2022

Have your say on future support from Shetland Carers.continue reading

Upcoming meetings & Events

Friday Group

This group meets at Mareel every fortnight in term time, from 2.30pm-4pm. It is aimed at young people who find it difficult to meet and communicate with others.continue reading

Sibling Group Sessions

We run a monthly group on a Saturday morning from 10.45 - 12.45 for young people who have a sibling with Additional Support Needs or possibly carrying out a small caring role for a parent.continue reading

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

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Lerwick
Shetland
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Our Funders

Shetland Islands Council
Short Breaks Fund
Shetland Charitable Trust
Carers Trust

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