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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.


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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Carers Week 2023

This year, Carers Week runs from 5th - 11th June 2023 and the theme is 'Recognising and supporting carers in the community.'continue reading

Supported Living & Outreach June events

Please see following posters for further details - Fish and Chips night 17th June, and Quiz Night 23rd June. Contact Diane Smith, telephone: 07810 718 283 for more information.continue reading

Carers Trust annual survey of adult unpaid carers is now live!

Are you an unpaid carer? Get your voice heard! Do you care, unpaid, for a family member, friend or partner who cannot cope without your support? If so, please take Carers Trust’s annual survey.continue reading

Upcoming meetings & Events

Lego Group

Lego Group can encourage sibling interaction, along with promoting role play, wider group interaction, and turn taking. This is done through playing with Lego in a structured way. It is great fun and there is always adult support on hand.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

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

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Voluntary Action Shetland

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Short Breaks Fund
Shetland Charitable Trust
Carers Trust

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