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  • 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]

  • 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

  • Annual Report 2016/17

    30 October 2017

    Our latest Annual Report is now available to view. Download your copy here.

  • Annual General Meeting 2017

    20 September 2017

    STOP THE BUS! Well, for one day only! Thursday 26th October 2017 9.30am for 10am start, ending with lunch at 1pm Steeple Church, Nethergate, Dundee So, you will remember that you helped us to get the bus out of the garage and our route mapped out for the next four years. Over the past year, we have taken the bus into localities and schools, road tested the Carers (Scotland) Act 2016 and passed our MOT by achieving PQASSO 1&2 all whist keeping the tank full with lots of fundraising along the way! There have been a few bumps in the road but also lots of fun and achievements and we will spend the first part of the day sharing our adventures! It feels like we are well on our way but we need to take it up a gear and venture off road and we suspect that we will also need a few more buses and that’s were all of you come in! During the second part of the day we will all think about what our part is on the journey and how together we can get to where we need to go. So, sign up to this year’s Annual General Meeting and make sure you get your ticket, where to is up to you. You can sign up by downloading and returning the form, calling us on 01382 200422 or by emailing [email protected]

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