Virtual Hub Episodes

Gallery of latest Virtual Hub Videos

Episode 1 - 15th April 2020

Carer Issues with Picking up Shopping & Prescriptions

Kieran from our Carers Support Team kicked off the first episode of the Virtual Hubs to discuss issues that carers may have shopping and/or picking up medical prescriptions.

We also formally announced that following on from the huge success of the Young Carers e-card that we have now launching the Adult Carer Shopping e-card.  See full details of the e-card and how you can apply here.

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Episode 2 - 22nd April 2020

Homeschooling for Caregivers with ASN Children

Sofia from carers support team was joined today by Janette Kerr, ASN Support Worker at Dundee City Council, answering questions on homeschooling for children with additional support needs.

Websites from topics discussed today can be found on Carers of Dundee Covid-19 info page.

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Episode 3 - 29th April 2020

Learning in Lockdown

This episode was hosted by Ellie Julings, Learning & Development Officer for Dundee Carers Centre.

Ellie was joined by Anna Thomas, Awards Co-ordinator at Youth Scotland who discussed accredited learning that people can be doing while at home.

For more details on what was discussed, please see the learning in lockdown webpage on Carers of Dundee website.

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Episode 4 - 6th May 2020

Keeping Fit & Active During Lockdown

This episode was hosted by Vickie Carnegie, Carer Support Worker for Dundee Carers Centre and part-time Keep Fit Instructor.

Vickie was joined by Ali Henderson,Yoga and Pilates Teacher, Writer (https://www.alltheyogastuff.com), and discussed different ways that people can keep active in lockdown, particularly for those that may be shielding.

Ali & Vicky then ran through a few exercises such as yoga, aerobics, chair aerobics and simple strength exercises that can be done safely at home.

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Episode 5 - 13th May 2020

Carers Grants & Benefits

This episode’s was hosted by Tom Barclay, Carer Support Worker for Dundee Carers Centre.  Tom was joined by Lyndsey from Social Security Scotland, who gave a presentation on all grants & benefits that Social Security Scotland offer to carers, plus answering any FAQ’s.

For information on today;s topic, please see Carers of Dundee Money Matter link click here

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Episode 6 - 20th May 2020

Maintaining your Mental Health During Lockdown

In this episode we discussed how to maintain mental wellbeing in lockdown.

We were joined by Linda Graham, Clinical Lead for Mental Health & Learning Disabilities Sharon Anderson, Community Mental Health Support Worker.

At the end of the session we were then joined by Asha Martin, who demonstrated a quick mindfulness session.

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Episode 7 - 27th May 2020

Healthy Eating & Nutrition

This week the topic discussed was Healthy Eating & Nutrition, particularly around malnutrition (or undernutrition), poor appetite and general fussy eating in children.

We were joined by Mia and Lyndsey, both dietitians for NHS Tayside who discussed under nutrition in over 65’s and fussy eating in children.

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