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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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The latest edition of our Carers Newsletter is now available and has been posted/emailed out recently to carers registered with our service. To register, you can Sign Up from our home page https://www.shetlandcarers.orgcontinue reading

Alzheimer Scotland, Shetland Activities - July 2024

Alzheimer Scotland, Shetland offer a range of support and activities for people with dementia, their partners, families and friends to help maintain abilities, social activities, relationships and community connections.continue reading

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