Caring can have an impact on many aspects of your life including health and wellbeing, getting out and about, working and learning and money and benefits.
Please find more information on Shetland Carers website: http://www.shetlandcarers.org/ If you use facebook then this is our page:- https://www.facebook.com/ShetlandCarers/
You will find general information here: https://www.shetlandcarers.org/carers/centre Carers have also been involved in producing a fact sheet that they say they would have found useful when first starting out as a carer https://www.shetlandcarers.org/info/factsheet-for-carers
Here are the links to the leaflets which give information to the rights of Carers under the new Carers Act https://www.shetlandcarers.org/info/documents/leaflets
We particularly try to encourage carers to take regular breaks, by this we mean taking bit of time for yourself, this could be a holiday or just a trip out for a coffee with a friend.
Here is some information about short breaks that you may be interested in:- https://www.shetlandcarers.org/support/breaks and respitality (which allows Shetland's hospitality and leisure sector to gift VAS a short break. This is then given to unpaid carers in Shetland to have an opportunity to recharge their batteries and take time for themselves) https://www.shetlandcarers.org/support/breaks/respitality
Here you will find a copy of our latest newsletter - https://www.shetlandcarers.org/news/latest-carers-newsletter1