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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

Young Carers Service

Our Young Carers Support Worker, Laura Mackenzie is on maternity leave and will be back at the beginning of 2024. At the moment we do not have the maternity cover position filled so during this interim period the service will be paused.continue reading

Alzheimer Scotland, Shetland base - Whats On Jan - April 2023

What's On January - April 2023 and Newsletter Dec 2022 - Shetland Basecontinue reading

Upcoming meetings & Events

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

Friday Group

This group meets at Mareel every fortnight in term time, from 2.30pm-4pm. It is aimed at young people who find it difficult to meet and communicate with others.continue reading

Family Days

Family Days are sessions where the whole family can come along! These usually happen in school holidays.continue reading

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Voluntary Action Shetland

Market House
14 Market Street
Lerwick
Shetland
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Our Funders

Short Breaks Fund
Shetland Charitable Trust
Carers Trust
SIC

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