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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.


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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Disability Leadership Network

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Lego Club

Voluntary Action Shetland Carers Centre are piloting a lego group using money from Betters Breaks, a grant from Shared Care Scotland.continue reading

Meeting with Oral Health Nurse

We had a very useful meeting with Angela Hopwood from Oral Health about how the Oral Health Team are trying to accommodate children with additional support needs so they are able to attend the dentist.continue reading

Upcoming meetings & Events

Westside Carers Group Meeting

Karen Fraser from Shetland Care Attendant Scheme (formerly Crossroads) will be coming to the next Westside Carers group meetingcontinue reading

Stepping Out

This is a chance to get out and meet people in Yell. the group meet every couple of weeks in various halls around Yell.continue reading

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