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Episode 17 - Back to the Future Series - The MAXwell Centre

Episode 17 - Back to the Future Series - The MAXwell Centre

In this episode our host Kieran was joined by Alison from

The MAXwell Centre as part of our Back to the Future Series.
Alison discussed measures put in place to ensure the safety of visitors and staff – plus a quick tour of what to expect when entering the centre and community garden.
We also received an update from Dundee & Angus ADHD Support Group with their service update.
Episode 16 - Carer's Decide Groupwork Programme

Episode 16 - Carer's Decide Groupwork Programme

The Carers Decide Groupwork Programme is an exciting programme for carers – created by carers, who wanted a confidential and comfortable environment to share their knowledge, experiences and achieve their personal goals.
Our host Leanne interviewed Adele Donald, Development Worker for Dundee Carers Centre, who expanded more on what the programme was about, answered any questions and gave details on how carers can get involved.
You can also find out more about the Carer’s Decide Groupwork Programme by Clicking here
Episode 15 - V&A Reopening Tour

Episode 15 - V&A Reopening Tour

This week’s host Sofia was joined by Peter Nurick from V&A Dundee who answered questions about the reopening set to take place next week.

Peter also took everyone through a tour of the building to show what has been put in place to ensure the safety to all who visit.

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Episode 14 - Transitions & Back to School

Episode 14 - Transitions & Back to School

This week we were joined by Janette Kerr & Fiona Low, Education Officers for Dundee City Council and Young Carers ambassadors Sophie Etchels and Harry Clark.

Janette and Fiona answered questions submitted by families we support regarding going back to school, tips on getting children back into a routine, support available and what may happen if another lockdown happens.
Harry and Sophie then spoke about how they feel going back to school, plus support available to young carers that are transitioning up to secondary schools.
All links that are discussed during this episode can be found on Carers of Dundee website Click here
Episode 13 - Older People Services

Episode 13 - Older People Services

During this prerecorded episode of the Virtual Hub, our host Valeria was joined by Nicola Mitchell, Older Peoples Services Development Officer from Dundee Volunteer and Voluntary Action, to discuss services that are still available to older people and carers as lockdown eases.

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Episode 12 - Older Carers

Episode 12 - Older Carers

Kieran our host was joined by Nikki Lorimer from Alzheimer’s Scotland, to discuss information for Older People and Older Carers.

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Episode 11 - Carers Rights & Group Work

Episode 11 - Carers Rights & Group Work

This week was hosted by Adele, who discussed Carers Rights and information on Carer’s Decide Programme.
Joining Adele was Claire from Coalition of Carers In Scotland, who answered questions on Carers Rights.
Plus there was a bonus interview with Rob, a local carer, who attended Carer’s Decides programme.
Episode 10 - Men's Health

Episode 10 - Men's Health

This weeks host Kieran was joined by Susan Dye, Community Health Nurse from Health Inequalities Service.
Following topics were discussed:
  • National & Local statistics on men’s health
  • Impact for COVID-19 on men’s health
  • General advice & support
Episode 9 - Carers Week 2020

Episode 9 - Carers Week 2020

To help celebrate Carers Week 2020 co-hosts Lucinda & Sarah were joined by Joe Fitzpatrick Minister for Public Health, Sport and Wellbeing, Peggy Winford from Scottish Government Carers Policy Team, Clare Martin, Community Worker for St Mary’s and Thomas Fleming, who is a Young Carer Ambassador.
We also highlighted the work our support teams are doing in localities, in particular the challenges we have faced during lockdown and how we as a service have adapted.
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Episode 8 - Volunteers Week

Episode 8 - Volunteers Week

To celebrate Volunteers Week our host Claire was joined by Dundee Volunteer and Voluntary Action (DVVA) and DundeeThegither – a new volunteering organisation that was set up in response to Covid-19 and lockdown.

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Episode 7 - Health Eating & Nutrition

Episode 7 - Health Eating & Nutrition

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

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

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Episode 6 - Maintaining Mental Health During Lockdown

Episode 6 - Maintaining 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 5 - Carers Grants & Benefits

Episode 5 - 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 4 - Keeping Fit & Active During Lockdown

Episode 4 - 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 3 - Learning in Lockdown

Episode 3 - 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 2 - Homeschooling

Episode 2 - Homeschooling

Sofia from carers support team was joined 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 1 - Adult Shopping E-Card

Episode 1 - Adult Shopping E-Card

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 launched the Adult Carer Shopping e-card.

See full details of the e-card here.

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