News 24 Sep 2021

Learning Opportunities in the Community for Unpaid Carers

Dundee Carers Centre is offering unpaid carers in the East End Locality the opportunity to learn, at times and venues that suit their caring role.

Image of 6 members of staff that are support learning for Adult carers in the East endLucinda Godfrey (centre), CEO of Dundee Carers Centre with Adult Learners Hub Team based in the East End.

We asked carers in a consultation what they needed in their community and learning was one of them. We will offer and support unpaid carers to put their caring experiences into learning allowing them to achieve accreditation for this.

They’ll also be able to access training, which they can build into their learning, while benefiting from peer support from other carers in their area.

Kevin Smith, Development Worker from Dundee Carers Centre

Learning something new that was for me, not just for a job or my caring role – because you can sometimes forget about yourself a bit. For the first time in 9 years, I was just me, I was an adult. I had a great day, had a proper adult chat with a coffee and left with a smile on my face. It’s important to have days like that.
It made a really big difference to my confidence and self-esteem – I achieved something!
I’ve put in for funding for another nails course… I’m quite low on my priorities, so I might not have thought about doing this before, but this forced me to do consider myself a bit more. I’m getting better at practicing self-care. My daughter loves getting her nails done, so it’s a calming experience I can share with her!

Caroline, unpaid carer

The Adult Learning Hub starts on Wednesday 3 November and will run every fortnight.

If any adult carers from the East End locality would like to be involved or find out more about the Adult Learning Hub, please contact the Centre on 01382 200422 or email [email protected]