AGM announcement and Information Event
Let’s Reconnect…Because We Care!
Join us for our first in-person Annual General Meeting since 2019 followed by an information event. You can pop along to visit the different stalls from other organisations, and you can also book to attend our AGM or one of the workshops listed below.
Tuesday 20th September 2022
Itinerary of events
9.30am arrival (for 10am start)
11am – 3pm
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11am – 3pm
No booking required
Come along to find out about all the fantastic work that has been happening at the Centre over the past year, and hear from our new Convenor, Professor Alan Baird.
The workshop information is detailed below but also needs to be booked in advance.
Information Stalls Information
From 11am-3pm you can visit the information stalls at the event with no booking required.
If you are part of an organisation which would like to have an information stall at the event, please complete form via link below (closing date for applications is COB Friday 9 September)
Here are the fantastic workshops that will be taking place:
Money Matters (11am – 12 noon)
Social Security Scotland
A look back at the last 12 months and what the near future has in store for Social Security Scotland.
It’s been a busy year for Social Security Scotland with the launch of our Local Delivery service, Child Disability Payment, and Adult Disability Payment. Find out what we are doing to transfer existing cases from the equivalent Department of Work and Pensions benefits onto our devolved benefits and what we will be doing in the months and years ahead, for example, with the extension of Scottish Child Payment to children up to and including the age of 15.
Citizens Advice Bureau
This presentation will cover energy efficiency in the home, including ways to cut down on your usage and lower your bills, as well as discussing grants and home improvements. It will also cover what help is available from the energy companies and what the government will be doing to help during this crisis. Finally, there will be some information about the benefits of smart meters; carbon monoxide
awareness; and briefly what other services Citizens Advice Bureau can offer.
Trust Funds (11.15am -12.15pm)
Join Lorna Christine, a Partner in Thorntons Private Client Team to discuss how trusts can protect assets for more vulnerable beneficiaries. This informal workshop will answer any queries you may have and provide practical steps you can take to protect and care for your loved ones when you are no longer here.
Carers’ Rights (12.30pm -1.30pm)
Do you know what your legal rights as a carer in Scotland are? Shubhanna Hussain-Ahmed from the Coalition of Carers will be delivering a session on Carers’ Rights. The Coalition of Carers have played a fundamental role in advancing carer recognition, support and in establishing a Carers Rights agenda in Scotland.
Access to Food Support Across the City (12:45pm – 13:45pm)
Dundee Community Food Network is a network of 30 independent community food projects across Dundee, providing food support through community cafes, community larders and drop-ins. During this workshop you will find out what support is available, where it is and what else can be accessed through these projects. We’d also like to hear what you think would help people in Dundee over the next few months.
Your Wellbeing (2pm – 3pm)
This is a form of exercise which is effective and accessible for everyone. It helps you to feel a sense of ease and relaxation to release tension in your muscles. It also helps to increase your circulation; give you a sense of wellbeing and decreases blood pressure and anxiety. Over time, it can increase flexibility, improve strength and self-awareness, reduce stress and enable a better sleep.
To participate, you will need to bring a scarf or a yoga strap.
The second part of the workshop will be delivered by the Keep Well Nursing Team. They will be able to give information on local community health resources and answer your questions.
Creative Writing (2.15pm – 3.15pm)
Do you have a creative side or the urge to share your story?
This informal workshop will be a friendly space to get your creativity flowing and grow your confidence to get words on paper. No experience is necessary, but you must be 18+. The session will be led by members of Clype, a Creative Writing collective made up of graduates of the MLitt Writing Practice & Study at Dundee University.