Strathmartine & Maryfield

What we are doing in Strathmartine & Maryfield

Note: Dundee City stats have been taken from H&SC partnership strategic needs analysis.
Note: Dundee City stats have been taken from H&SC partnership strategic needs analysis.


Our Locality Workers

Sarah, Morgan and Maxine are the locality workers for Strathmartine.

The team work closely with schools in the area along with other organisations to help support carers of all ages

Digital Stories

Renee McNaughton Carers Story 
Renee McNaughton, who is a young carers for her mum, talks about her caring role and the support she receives from Dundee Carers Centre. Click here to view.

Sophie Etchels Young Carer Ambassador 
Sophie Etchels is a young carer ambassador for Dundee Carers Centre and St Paul’s Academy. Sophie talks about her role as a YCA and what she does to identify and support young carers along with raising awareness of young carers. Click here to view.

Karen Stephen Young Carer Coordinator for St Paul’s 
Karen Stephen is the named Young Carer Coordinator for St Paul’s RC Academy. Karen explains more about the role supporting young carers. click here to view

Young Carer Interview

Photo by Annie Spratt on Unsplash

We interviewed a young carer who lives in Strathmartine, we asked them to explain more about their caring role and what it’s like to be a carer in Strathmartine.

What do you like about living in this locality?
Where I live is really quiet so I like it a lot.

What does it feel like living here?
Its nice and relaxing and my neighbours are really friendly too.

Where do carers find their supports?
I am not sure where carers in my area can go to find what support is out there for them to get.

What support is most valuable to you?
Having someone there just to talk to is what is I feel is most valuable to have.


Out Locality Workers

Sofia and Kieran are both the locality workers for Maryfield Ward.  Both work closely with services/organisations in the area to help support carers.

Digital Stories

Funeral Link
Linda Sterry, Support worker for Funeral Link, talks about how the service can support bereaved families make informed choices and options available to them. Click here to view.

Action for Children
Claire Miller, Service Coordinator for Action for Children, talks about how the service can support carers and help available to those in need.  Click here to view.

Stobswell Forum
Colin Clement, Chairman for Stobswell Forum, talks about what the forum does historically, as well as the role they are currently doing to support those in need during lockdown.  Click here to view.

Dundee International Womens Centre (DIWC)

DIWC work to improve the lives of women living in Dundee. They help women to gain the confidence, life skills, education and employability skills that will enable them to reach their full potential and prosper in their community.

Vaqar Salimi, is the Centre Coordinator for Dundee International Women’s Centre based in Stobswell.  Click here to view Vaqar’s message to carers.

Fatima Ramzan, is a project worker for DIWC.  Click here to view Fatima’s message to carers.

Justine, Project Worker for Hillcrest Futures Young People Service, explains how the service support young people ages 12-18 years of age.  Click here to view message to carers.

Community Empowerment Team
Val Kane is a Community Officer for Dundee City Council’s Community Empowerment Team and works within the Maryfield Ward. Val explains the work that she does, ensuring that local people have a say about their community.  Click here to see message to carers.

C Gate Drop in Café 
June Whale, former support worker for Dundee Carers Centre, is now a volunteer at the Drop in cafe at C Gate. June explains her role as a volunteer to support carers who attend the cafe.
Click here to view.

Dundee City Council Community Officer
Stuart Fairweather is a Community Officer for Dundee City Council and is based in the Maryfield Ward. Stuart explains the work that his team does in Maryfield and how the team are also available to support carers. Click here to view.