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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.

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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

NEW Counselling Service for carers!

Shetland Carers have been fortunate enough to secure funding, for the first time, through the Creative Breaks programme, part of the Short Breaks Fund resourced by the Scottish Government and distributed by Shared Care Scotland.continue reading

Still Lives Project - A Culture Collection Project for Shetland Arts

How are unpaid carers affected by the pandemic? 90% spend more time caring, 82% can't access respite/breaks, 86% say their workload has increased, 74% say their needs have become more complex.continue reading

Upcoming meetings & Events

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

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

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Voluntary Action Shetland

Market House
14 Market Street
Lerwick
Shetland
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Our Funders

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

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