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Having your say as a carer in Shetland

Would you like to be more involved in how the services work for carers? Carers are a really important group in the population and it is really important their views are heard when people are discussing health and social care services.

If you would like to be more involved in the planning of health and social care services then we do have a couple of opportunities where you would be able to influence this.

We have a Carers Forum where we discuss issues that carers face. This allows VAS Carers Service to be able to represent carers views at various meetings that we attend. Also at the meetings we have the Carers Representative, Jim Guyan, so he can find out any local issues and bring these up when he is attending the meetings of the Integrated Joint Board. the next meeting is 12th Dec 12-2 at Market House.

There is an opportunity for a carer who lives in Bressay to be on a small project group and influence how services will be delivered in Bressay in the future.

If you are interested in either of these opportunities but can't reguarly attend meetings, or want to input into the meeting in a different way or need support to get to a meeting for you or the person that you care for then please get in contact with us and we can see how we can help you to get your voice heard. You can call Karen on 01595 743923.

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