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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.

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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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Carers December 2018 Newsletter with Christmas Crossword and Quiz Answers

The latest edition of our Carers Newsletter December 2018 is now available here. This is being posted and emailed out today to carers who are registerered with out service.continue reading

Carers Rights Day 2018

Find out about the support you are entitled to as a carer.continue reading

Brudolff Hotels Sign Up to Gift Breaks to Unpaid Carers

Brudolff join Respitality Scheme with a generous donation of breaks.continue reading

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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. In the holidays we are running some extra sessions to tie in with Disability Shetland holiday clubcontinue reading

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