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Carers Week 2020 Resources

Some of the key resources shared on our facebook page during Carers Week 2020 can be accessed here

Monday 8th June - What is a Carer?

  • Are you looking after someone? An Essential Guide for unpaid carers can be accessed here
  • Are you a Carer? A video by Coalition of Carers in Scotland which was played on Shetland Carers Facebook page on 8th June 2020 at 9.30 am can be accessed via facebook by clicking here
  • Carers Factsheet can be accessed here
  • Toyah Irvine's workout which was streamed live through Shetland Carers Facebook page can be accessed here
  • If you would like to see more from Toyah you can access her facebook page Lockdown Won't Stop Us here
  • A video created by SIC Short Breaks for Children to celebrate Carer's Week is available here here
  • Good Evening Shetland radio interview featuring Carers Week and VAS Carers Support Service can be accessed through their website here or through their facebook page here the interview commences approx 20 mins into the programme.

Tuesday 9th June - Carers Rights

A Pathway for a carers in Shetland during Covid-19 can be acessed here

A video featuring Carers Quotes from support received from VAS Carers Support Service can be viewed here

Our audio Stress Relief Session, created specifically for carers by Diane Taylor of Shetland Resolve, is available to listen to any time from here

If you would like to hear more from Diane visit her website here

Please visit our Carers Rights Page here where you can find info regarding the Carers Act and the following topics: -

  • Carers Support Plan
  • Carers Emergency Planning
  • Info about Carers Short Breaks
  • Info about Self Directed Support
  • Hospital Discharge

Click on the links for our own local info about short breaks, emergency planning and self directed support.

There is also a helpful Guide for carers about their rights, covering all the above which can be viewed here

Wednesday 10th June - Local Orgs Support

To view various local organsiation that could support you or the person you care for please click here

A case study from SIC Citizens Advice Bureau can be viewed here

Rosemary Mallace's Fitness Session for over 50's can be accessed from here

If you would like to see more from Rosemary you can access her Youtube channel here

Thursday 11th June - Young Carers

For Time to Live Short Break Grants for Young Carers please click here

Our activity at 10.30 today was an virtual coffee morning and quiz. We hope to have another one again in a few weeks.

Take a Break is Scotland's short breaks fund for carers of disabled children, young people and their families. Visit their website here

Friday 12th June - Taking a Break

For Time to Live Short Break Grants for adult carers please click here

Take a Break, Scotland's short breaks fund for carers of disabled children, young people and their families can be visited here

2 videos from Carers UK show different carers experiences and highlight the need for regular breaks from a caring role. The following videos can be viewed here

  1. What defines a break and why is taking one so important?
  2. Dealings with feelings of guilt and anxiety

Toyah Irvine's workout which was streamed live through Shetland Carers Facebook page can be accessed here

A new digital wellbeing hub for health and social care workers and unpaid carers can be accessed here

The Carers UK Report published during Carers Week can be accessed in full here

Saturday 13th June

VAS quarterly carers newsletters can be accessed here

Information about our Carers Strategy Group and carer rep can be found here

VAS Carers Support Group info can be viewed here

Carers UK Forum can be accessed here

Info about Shetland Bereavement's NEW Telephone Service can be viewed here

Age UK website can be viewed here

The Carers Tuust webste can be viewed here

Sunday 14th June

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