News 24 Aug 2020

Locality Funding to Support Unpaid Carers

Dundee Carers Centre are delighted to be successful in securing funding from Garfield Weston Foundation, which will help embed our localities approach to identifying and supporting carers of all ages in Dundee.

This funding comes at a critical point in rolling out our approach to working in localities and will allow us to concentrate on working with key partners in the community including schools, community groups, faith organisations, communities teams and health & social care partners – but most importantly of all working in partnership with local carers who know best what information, resources and supports make the most difference to them.

The aim of our approach to working in localities is for Dundee to be a city where unpaid carers are readily identified in their home, work, community or personal lives. By information being widely available across the wider workforce, in the statutory and community sector, this means that carers and their families are able to access support early in the caring journey – which reduces the amount of carers reaching crisis and needing more high tariff, formal services.

Sarah Boath, Team Manager

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 Pandemic Dundee Carers Centre continues to adapt its services to meet the needs of carers.
One to one and group support is still available by telephone and via secure online platforms – and limited face to face support is now available to some carers (determined on a needs-led basis).

For more information on what’s on in your locality, your local workers or how you can get involved, continue to our website, call 01382 200422 or email [email protected].

For more information on the Garfield Weston Foundation please go to their website.