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.


New Respitality Partners29thSep

New Respitality Partners

Voluntary Action Shetland

New Respitality Partners - Drumquin Guest House and Busta House Hotel in Brae Find out more +

New Scottish Social Security System Update 7thSep

New Scottish Social Security System Update

Voluntary Action Shetland

The Minister for Social Security, Jeanne Freeman, has recorded an update for carers on the plans for social security in Scotland. In it she sets out the plans and timescales for setting up a social security agency in Scotland and taking over the 11 devolved benefits by 2020. Find out more +

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