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Carers Week 2018 - Pledge Wall

These are pledges that people and organisations who work with unpaid carers in Shetland have made about how they will support you in your role.

We pledge to support carers - we accept referrals through VAS Carers Support Service and offer one to one support to carers of all ages requiring bereavement support in Shetland. Outreach support is available for those whose caring role means they have difficulty attending appointments out with the home/local area.

Ellen Hughson

Disability Shetland pledges to work closely with disabled people and their carers to enable full participation in community life through group and individual activities and programmes. We pledge to support carers to continue to care by providing support which enables them to take a break, knowing their loved ones are supported by trained staff and volunteers in their own community.

Stephanie BainTeam Leader

Shetland Citizens Advice Bureau pledge to offer carers support to access benefits and other help to which they are entitled. We will offer support through our main office in Lerwick, our outreach sessions in rural health centres and through home visits where these are required.

Karen EunsonManager

Voluntary Action Shetland pledges its continued services to carers, a valuable and supportive and beneficial service to ensure carers can continue in their caring role.

Catherine HughsonExecutive Officer

We pledge to continue to support those accessing befriending and provide a break for those in a caring role.

Lynn TullochProject Co-ordinator

I pledge to actively promote Carers Positive to employers, particularly Shetland employers.

Sue BeerEx Carer

I pledge to continue to identify hidden carers and support carers so that they can find time for themselves.

Kirsten HarcusSupport Worker

Alzheimer Scotland helping to make sure nobody faces dementia alone.

Ann WilliamsonDementia Advisor

I pledge to continue working carers to ensure that they look after their own health and wellbeing and take regular breaks from their caring role. I want to ensure that carers feel supported and have a voice to influence decision and policymaking within Shetland.

Karen HannayCarers Support Worker

I pledge to ensure that the IJB fully meets its duties in supporting carers in Shetland in line with the requirements of the Carers (Scotland) Act 2016.

Jim GuyanCarers Representative

Shetland Care Attendant Scheme pledges to continue to provide respite to carers in their own homes throughout Shetland. This enables carers to have regular breaks from their caring roles with peace of mind that their loved ones are being looked after and kept safe at home.

Karen Fraser

The OPEN Peer Education Project pledges to raise awareness and promote the Carers Project in all aspects of our work, especially with young people who might not recognise their position as being a young carer.

Una MurrayCoordinator

The Royal Voluntary Service Shetland pledges to promote their services and actively recruit volunteers. We offer support for carers to help them stay involved in their local community and prevent the feeling of isolation.

Moira BellService Manager

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