Are you a Carer?

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.

Carers Testimonials

My short break funding allowed me to get a break to see my son for the first time in three years.


Save the Date - Carers Week Event June 201720thApr

Save the Date - Carers Week Event June 2017

Voluntary Action Shetland

This year our main event for Carers Week will be on Saturday 24th June at Islesburgh from1–3 pm. Find out more +

Person Centred Planning training 19thApr

Person Centred Planning training

Voluntary Action Shetland

Person Centred Planning training will be available on Mon 12th, Tues 13th and Wed 14th of June. Further information will come nearer to the date and applications need to be made to SIC Workforce Development. Find out more +

NEW - Spring Carers Newsletter15thMar

NEW - Spring Carers Newsletter

Voluntary Action Shetland

The Spring VAS Carers Newsletter is now available to view Find out more +

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