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  • Christmas Cheer for Young Carers after present donation from BT Call Centre

    19 December 2018

    Young Carers at Dundee Carers Centre have been donated a sack full of presents from BT Fundraising Team, Dundee. Young Carers, some as young as 8 years old, play a vital role at home by helping to look after a mum, dad, brother or sister effected by an illness or disability. 2 Kim Gansh-Stewart, of the BT fundraising team in Dundee, said: “We’re very proud of our colleagues who got behind this very worthwhile cause throughout our Dundee contact centres. We can’t think of a better way to celebrate Christmas than by supporting Dundee’s young carers, who make so many sacrifices which often go unrecognised. We wish them all a lovely Christmas.” Sarah Boath, Team Manager (Carer Support Services) stated “We are really grateful and appreciate the hard work of the BT Charity Team based in Ward Road, who have donated gifts for all those attending. We’d also like to thank the Wishtree Project supported through Literary Dundee and customers at Waterstones who have provided young carers and their siblings with books which can help with relaxation.” 3 The young carers are having a Christmas Party on Wednesday, 19 December at the Baptist Church, Ward Road, Dundee where they will enjoy games, a buffet and a visit from a special guest!


    ENDS Carer: someone who provides unpaid support to a family member or a friend who could not manage without their help.  This could be due to age, disability, long-term illness, mental health problems or addiction. The term carer should not be confused with a paid care worker or personal assistant. About Dundee Carers Centre The Dundee Carers Centre offers support and information to carers of all ages and to disabled people, including a minority ethnic service with multilingual support workers (Urdu, Punjabi, Cantonese and Mandarin).  The Centre was established in 1989 and has grown into a key provider of support services to carers and disabled people within the Dundee area.

  • Dundee Carers News Autumn Edition

    15 August 2018

    Our latest newsletter is now available to view here.

  • Annual General Meeting 2018

    09 August 2018

    Our Annual General Meeting takes place on Thursday 27th September this year. The day is an opportunity to look forward, recognising the positive changes taking place in the city to build a better future for carers, disabled people and their families. We will hear from Diane McCulloch, Head of Service, Health and Community Care, Dundee Health & Social Care Partnership about the progress of Health and Social Care Integration. We will have a speaker from the Scottish Government’s Social Security Agency Implementation team who will provide information on Social Security Scotland. This is the new agency being created to administer the social security benefits being transferred to Scotland. You will hear what benefits the agency will deliver and how it will deliver them. We will also update you on new work that is being undertaken at the Centre and we are looking forward to hearing your views on our direction. To book your place please call Jackie on 01382 200422. AGM SM

  • Funding boost for Self-directed Support Dundee & Angus

    04 July 2018

    Independent Advice and Support got a fantastic boost this week when the Self-directed Support Service Dundee & Angus were awarded Scottish Government funding of almost half a million pounds, over the next three years. Based in Dundee Carers Centre, Team Manager Meg Marr said: “We are delighted that our bid was successful and our team have been recognised at a national level for the high quality resources and support that we have developed over the last six years. This investment will enable us to increase access to Self-directed Support reaching more people who could benefit from information and guidance to manage their own support. Self-Directed Support affords the opportunity to be involved in designing and arranging your care in a way that works for you, with support from someone who has knowledge of your situation and can help to put things in place. You can be as ‘hands on’ as you like or if you prefer hand it over to a qualified individual to arrange for you. Choice, Control and Flexibility – you get a life not a plan.” For more information contact the SDS team on 200422 or email [email protected] For more information contact the SDS team on 01382 200422 or email [email protected]

  • Funding boost for Self-directed Support Dundee & Angus

    04 July 2018

    Independent Advice and Support got a fantastic boost this week when the Self-directed Support Service Dundee & Angus were awarded Scottish Government funding of almost half a million pounds, over the next three years. Based in Dundee Carers Centre, Team Manager Meg Marr said: “We are delighted that our bid was successful and our team have been recognised at a national level for the high quality resources and support that we have developed over the last six years. This investment will enable us to increase access to Self-directed Support reaching more people who could benefit from information and guidance to manage their own support. Self-Directed Support affords the opportunity to be involved in designing and arranging your care in a way that works for you, with support from someone who has knowledge of your situation and can help to put things in place. You can be as ‘hands on’ as you like or if you prefer hand it over to a qualified individual to arrange for you. Choice, Control and Flexibility – you get a life not a plan.” For more information contact the SDS team on 200422 or email [email protected] For more information contact the SDS team on 01382 200422 or email [email protected]

  • Newsletter Spring/Summer 2018

    18 May 2018

    Our newsletter for Spring/Summer 2018 is now available to download here.

  • We need your help! - General Data Protection Regulation

    22 March 2018

    The laws around Data Protection are changing.  The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) comes into force on Friday 25th May 2018, and this means that we need to prove that we have your consent to keep a copy of your personal details (e.g. Name, Address, Phone Number).  We also need to prove that you have given explicit consent to receive any information from us. In order to continue receiving information from us, we need you to complete this form and drop it off at C Gate or return to us by post at: FREEPOST RSLJ-YXKR-JLEB Seagate House 132-134 Seagate DUNDEE DD1 2HB

  • Spring 2018 Newsletter

    28 February 2018

    Our latest edition of Dundee Carers News is now available. You can view it here.

  • Universal Credit

    06 December 2017

    Universal credit helplines become freephone numbers DWP advises that anyone calling the old numbers will hear a message informing them of the new number to call as Universal credit helplines have become freephone numbers from 30th November 2016. Announcing the change, Secretary of State for Work and Pensions David Gauke said: 'We’re building a welfare system that is fit for the modern world where people increasingly manage their affairs online. The vast majority of people apply for universal credit online, setting up an account that they can access 24 hours a day to manage their claim.  Work coaches are also there to support people with their online account but we know this is a big change for many, and we want to make sure people can get the extra help they need, without worrying about paying for a phone call. That’s exactly why we’ve set up the new freephone numbers.' The key universal credit freephone numbers include 0800 328 9344 (live service) and 0800 328 5644 (full service) - anyone ringing the old numbers will hear a message informing them of the new number to call. If you are making a new Universal Credit application, call 0800 328 5644 free of charge. For more information see Free helplines for Universal Credit claimants from gov.uk If you are disabled, have a long term illness, or are a carer, you can speak to our Welfare Rights Team on 341700, 10-4pm Monday to Friday.

  • Carers Rights Day Event - 24 November 2017

    23 November 2017

    Our Carers Rights Day event is on Friday 24th November. We will have a number of organisations covering topics such as: Universal Credit Updates, Permitted Work, First Contact Team Services, Self-directed Support, Short Breaks, Health Checks, Smoking Cessation, Powers of Attorney and wills as well as representatives from The Funeral Poverty Action Group and The Scottish Fire Service. Call 01382 200422 to book

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