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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 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.

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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

Summer 2022 Carers Newsletter

The latest version of our Carers Newsletter is now available and is being posted/emailed out in the next week to carers registered with our service. To register you can Sign Up from our home page https://www.shetlandcarers.orgcontinue reading

Shetland Carers Week 2022

Carers Week is back, and face-to-face, with a week of engaging activities to celebrate the enormous contribution made by unpaid carers in Shetlandcontinue reading

Pitlochry Respitality Break

Respitality Scotland are delighted to announce that bookings can now be made, once again, at the Pitlochry property for 2022. Shetland Carers can offer a carer and companion a one week self-catering break FREE through the Respitality Scheme.continue reading

Upcoming meetings & Events

Young Carers Summer Programme

Our Summer 2022 is looking like a fun and fantastic programme! Please contact Laura M for more details for booking a space [email protected] or 01595 743906continue reading

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

Lego Sessions in the Summer Holidays

A fun lego session for young people with an additional support needs and/or their siblings.continue reading

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Voluntary Action Shetland

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Shetland Islands Council
Short Breaks Fund
Shetland Charitable Trust
Carers Trust

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