News 20 May 2024

Carers Week 2024: “Putting Carers on the Map”

Dundee Carers Centre Because we care Launch event. #BecaauseWeCare

This year, we are excited to embrace Carers Week 2024 and this year’s theme “Putting Carers on the Map.”

We aim to recognise and celebrate the invaluable contributions of unpaid carers in our community and have a range of exciting events lined up. We invite everyone to join us in showing appreciation and support for carers.

Creative Writing for Beginners

🗓️ Monday 10th June
🕓 12.30pm – 2pm
📍 Location: C Gate, 132-134 Seagate, Dundee

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+.

To book, email [email protected] or phone the centre on 01382 200422

Behaviour That Challenges Workshop

🗓️ Tuesday 11th June
🕓 9.30am-11.30am

Are you a carer for a child or young adult who has behaviour that challenges? This might be because of a neurodevelopmental condition such as Autism or ADHD, or due to mental or physical health difficulties that effect their behaviour such as an experience of trauma or chronic pain. Join this one-off workshop in Mill O’ Mains Community Hub, to share experiences with other carers and learn tips and tricks to identify triggers, communicate better and create safe environments for you and your child.

To book, email [email protected] or phone the centre on 01382 200422

@ Stobswell Connect

🗓️ Tuesday 11th June
🕓 2-4pm
📍  Stobswell Connect shop (on the corner of Albert Street and Eliza Street)

Drop in to have a chat about support available for carers, information, advice, or a cup of tea at the Stobswell Connect Shop. Contact Sofia on 07776 379631 for further information. (Can communicate in Urdu, Punjabi and English)

Carers for Participation in Climate action (CaPCA) project event

🗓️ Wednesday 12th June
🕓 10:30am – noon
📍 Chalmers Ardler Church Café, 58 Turnberry Avenue, Dundee

Come and hear what carers in Dundee have to say about climate action! The CaPCA project carried out by the University of the West of Scotland Oxfam partnership in collaboration with Dundee Carers Centre are hosting an event to talk about project results and get Carers voices heard to inform climate action policies and activities.

Youthlink Awards: Young Carers Voice is a Finalist!

We are thrilled to announce that Young Carers Voice has been selected as a finalist for the prestigious National Youthlink Awards. This recognition is a testament to the hard work, dedication, and passion of our young carers and ambassadors. The awards ceremony will be held on the 12th of June, and we are eagerly looking forward to celebrating along with the other finalists.

Sinderins Community Hub

🗓️ Thursday 13th June
🕓 1-3pm
📍 St Johns & Logie Church, Shaftesbury Terrace, DD2 1HJ

Pop along to the community drop-in for a chance to chat with a local Carers Development Worker, who can provide support, information and advice.

For more information please phone Vickie on 07770 891425

“Because We Care” Campaign Launch Event

Dundee Carers Centre Because we care Launch event. #BecaauseWeCare

Mark your calendars for the launch of our “Because We Care” campaign!

🗓️ Date: Thursday, 13th June 2024
🕓 Time: 4-6pm
📍 Location: C Gate, 132-134 Seagate, Dundee

We are inviting businesses and organisations to find out how they can help to support Dundee Carers Centre work. Here’s what to expect at the event:

  • Special Guest Speakers: Hear from local business leaders who will share their experiences and the role they play in supporting unpaid carers across the city.
  • Support Insights: Gain valuable insights into how to support employees with caring responsibilities and stay updated on the latest unpaid carers leave legislation.
  • Networking Opportunities: Connect with other organisations and discover ways to collaborate and support Dundee Carers Centre.
  • Light Refreshments: Enjoy some refreshments as you network and learn.

Join us for an afternoon of inspiration and collaboration. This event is a fantastic opportunity for your business or organisation to get involved and show your support for unpaid carers. Together, we can make a significant impact.

To RSVP, please email us at [email protected].

Watch a Carers Story – Pat

In this moving interview, we speak with Pat, who is an unpaid carer for her son with ADHD and ODD. Pat shares her journey of discovering her son’s medical conditions and navigating the challenges of getting him diagnosed.

She also discusses her own experience as a mother of a child with Additional Support Needs, the impact on her mental health, and how she was able to improve her life with the help of Dundee Carers Centre and other support services.

Content Warning: This video discusses Mental Health, Suicide, and suicide Ideation, which may be distressing to some viewers.

Click here to watch on YouTube

Launch of Accessing Support Without SDS E-module

To celebrate Carers Week, we are excited to share the launch of an additional e-module in the Understanding Self-directed Support Series.

“Accessing Support Without SDS” includes a collection of support services for individuals who meet the following criteria:

  • Have completed the SDS assessment but don’t qualify for support
  • Seek support from a service other than the Health and Social Care Partnership
  • Feel that the current SDS support does not meet all needs
  • Prefer alternative support while waiting for the SDS Package to be finalised and actioned

Click here to find out more

We will also be running our usual groups throughout the week, to find out more click here

Keep following our social media platforms for future announcements and updates.  If you have any questions about any of the above information please contact [email protected]