While we strive to continually improve on the services we offer and hope to develop further over the year ahead we also thought it would be useful to capture and feedback on a few of the comments carers have made to us on what a carers group, a bus trip, or a shortbreak can mean to them.
It was good to get a break when mam was playing up and have people to talk to.
It's good to be able to come and tell people, and get things off my chest.
Thanks for the fish and chips. My child will only eat the school fish and chips so I never get anything from the chippy so it was really nice for someone else to organise it as I'd never do it just for myself.
My short break funding allowed me to get a break to see my son for the first time in three years.
"It's so helpful to share these things with people who just get what you are going through without you having to explain it all" - Young Carer
The alternative therapy helped me feel more relaxed and was a bit of time for me.
I don't get the chance to go to the groups but I like the occasional trip, it really feels like I have had a break.
I liked weaving as I had never tried it before and it's good to try something different.
The craft trip was fun, I am so busy sometimes I forget what we have going on in Shetland.
The carers cruise is the first break I have had in ten years. Being on the boat felt like a holiday.
I like having the chance to chat over any concerns I have. We are all in the same boat.
I just wanted to say thank you for the short break funding. I am a carer and a friend at church told me about it. It was a great bit of help towards our trip.
The group gives us a chance to meet and get a break.