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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 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

Looking After Someone Guide 2021-22

Looking after someone is a guide for anyone caring for family or friends. The guide outlines your rights as a carer and gives an overview of the practical and financial support available.continue reading

TIME FOR ME Short Break Grant Scheme has REOPENED

We are delighted to announce that Voluntary Action Shetland has recently been awarded £3203 to continue to support unpaid carers in Shetland to take a break from their caring role.continue reading

Shetland Carers Survey

Have your say about future support from Shetland Carers in our quick online surveycontinue 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

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Market House
14 Market Street
Lerwick
Shetland
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