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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.

What does that mean for the service?

The service will be on hold and the usual support, i.e. groups, 1-1 meetings, network partnership meetings will not be available.

What Shetland Carers can offer is;

* Access to information and advice services, short break grants and respitality

* Support to complete a Young Carers Grant for 16,17, 18 years old (Citizens Advice Bureau)

* Support to register for a Young Scot Card with additional support package for young carers (11 – 18 years old) (Schools/Youth Service)

What if I am still in education?

Speak to a teacher/tutor or a person you trust about your situation. They should be able to support you in your caring role within school.

Is there other people/services I can speak to?


Local GP/Health Centre

Social Work

Check out these websites that will have useful information and advice on being a young carer or young adult carer.

Information and Opportunities for Young People | Young Scot

Young Carers - Help & Support | Carers Trust

Booklet for young carers –

Sidekick from Action for Children | Text us your question

Our website and social media pages (Facebook, Twitter and Instagram) will have more information and updates from Shetland Carers

For more information email or call the office on 01595 743980

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