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 Carers Act comes into force on 01 Apr 20184thApr

NEW Carers Act comes into force on 01 Apr 2018

Voluntary Action Shetland

Scotland enhances the rights of the nation’s unpaid carers this month, with the introduction of new legislation to ensure that carers are better supported. Find out more +

Latest Carers Newsletter29thMar

Latest Carers Newsletter

Voluntary Action Shetland

Our Spring Newsletter includes information about the new Carers Act, Short Breaks, Respitality, Carers Group Updates, a local consultation event on the new Social Isolation and Loneliness Strategy and the Independent Living Fund. Find out more +

Respitality Certificate for Busta 22ndMar

Respitality Certificate for Busta

Voluntary Action Shetland

Busta recognised for donating short breaks for unpaid carers. Find out more +

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Meetings & Events

Parents Meeting24thApr

Parents Meeting

Meeting for Parents / Carers of people with a social communication difficulty e.g Autism, Aspergers. Please note - change of time - 11am - 1pm Find out more +

Consultation Event -  Social Isolation and Loneliness Strategy26thApr

Consultation Event - Social Isolation and Loneliness Strategy

Consultation event by Scottish Government for people who have a lived experience of isolation and loneliness and are comfortable talking about their experiences. Find out more +

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