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  • Dundee Carers Centre have been awarded the bronze LGBT Charter

    22 March 2019

    Dundee Carers Centre have been awarded the bronze LGBT Charter in recognition of their commitment to ensuring the charity is LGBT inclusive for staff, volunteers and the people who use its services. The Centre has been working towards the Charter over the past year, which has included participating in last years’ Pride event in the city, engaging with promotional campaigns such as Purple Friday, organising staff training sessions with LGBT Youth Scotland and also a review and update of policies in the organisation to ensure that they reflect current LGBTQIA best practice.

  • Communication Welfare Rights Services

    04 March 2019

    Dundee Carers Centre

    Dundee Carers Centre received five years funding from The National Lottery Community Fund (previously known as the Big Lottery Fund) to deliver Welfare Rights provision for carers and disabled people to help reduce the impact of Welfare Reform. Over that time, we have been successful in supporting thousands of people to be aware of and access their financial rights and entitlements. As the funding comes to an end, unfortunately we will not be able to offer welfare rights advice at the Centre in the future. We fully appreciate that a number of you have benefited from this service over the years and will be disappointed, but we will continue to direct people to alternative sources of support locally. We would like to take the opportunity to thank The National Lottery Community Fund for supporting the work and our partners and stakeholders for their guidance and continued support. We will be writing to the people who have previously used the service over the coming weeks, to inform them of the change and details of how they can access support.The Centre’s Welfare Rights Advice Line (01382 341700) will continue to be available to give advice and assistance including signposting to other relevant agencies until the end of June 2019. We will now no longer be accepting referrals from agencies however you can refer to the following: From 1 July 2019 should you require a Welfare Rights service, the following agencies can be contacted. Dundee City Council Advice Services - Welfare Rights Tel:                 01382 431167 (Adviceline Monday to Friday 9.30am - 4.30pm) Email:             [email protected] Dundee City Council Advice Services – Connect Tel:                 01382 431205 Email:             [email protected] Dundee City Council Advice Services – Making Money Work Tel:                 01382 433477 Brooksbank Centre Address:        Pitarlie Road, Dundee, DD4 8DB Tel:                 01382 432450 Email:             [email protected] Dundee North Law Centre Address:        101 Whitfield Dr, Dundee, Angus DD4 0DX Tel:                 01382 307230 Dundee Citizens’ Advice Bureau (CAB) Address:        Dundee Central Library, Level 4 Wellgate Centre, Dundee, DD1 1DB Tel:                 01382 307494 Email:            [email protected]

  • 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.

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Dundee Carers Centre, Seagate House, 132-134 Seagate, Dundee, DD1 2HB 01382 200422 [email protected]
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