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.


New Scottish Social Security System Update 7thSep

New Scottish Social Security System Update

Voluntary Action Shetland

The Minister for Social Security, Jeanne Freeman, has recorded an update for carers on the plans for social security in Scotland. In it she sets out the plans and timescales for setting up a social security agency in Scotland and taking over the 11 devolved benefits by 2020. Find out more +

New transitions project from Contact a Family Scotland7thSep

New transitions project from Contact a Family Scotland

Voluntary Action Shetland

A new project is under way to close the information gap around leaving school and next steps for parents and carers of young people living with learning difficulties and/or disabilities. Find out more +

Mareel Cinema Trip1stSep

Mareel Cinema Trip

Voluntary Action Shetland

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