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Carers Tablet Loan Scheme

With Awards for All funding, Shetland Carers has been able to purchase a supply of 12 Android Tablets. We are now able to offer these tablets to carers on loan, to enable you to stay in touch with friends and family.


During lockdown, it became increasingly important that family members were able to stay connected by having regular contact with their friends and family. With Awards for All funding, Shetland Carers were able to purchase a supply of Tablets and cases which we wish to loan out to carers to make it easier for you to stay in touch with those who are important to you.

This can be done by a variety of different methods, including social media, and all tablets will have a range of these installed and be ready to use by carers. Once the tablet has been received, Shetland Carers can provide some telephone support on the use of the tablet, if required.

We will loan the tablets out to carers for at least 6 months, but we are more than happy to discuss a longer period of loan time.

If we have new loan requests during that period we may ask for the tablets to be returned at the end of the 6 month period to be reissued. You, or someone on your behalf, will be asked to sign to acknowledge receipt of the tablet on delivery.

The tablet loan scheme was initially set up to support :

  • carers who do not have access to a tablet for themselves or their cared for person
  • carers who have very limited / no support around them and who would benefit from regular contact with family and friends virtually
  • carers who are experiencing social isolation

If you would be interested in borrowing one of Shetland Carers tablets please complete the application form here and email this back to us at [email protected]. If you are unable to email the form, please contact us on 01595 743 980 to go through the form over the phone.

If your application is successful, we will contact you directly to arrange for delivery / collection of the tablet.

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