To celebrate Carers Rights Day, Helen, from the Self Direct Support Team was joined by Lee from Independent Living Fund (ILF) Scotland, who updated us how young people 16-25 living with a disability be it mental health to autism can apply for funding to help them spend time with other people and reduce isolation.
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Kieran was joined this week by Nikki from Alzheimer’s Scotland who spoke about the reopening of the day centre and Amy and Naomi from LEAD Scotland who spoke about their services and support available to carers.
We will celebrated the implementation of the Young Carers Statements and Policies that are now in place in all schools across Dundee.
We heard from young carers and staff who were involved in initial pilots, Young Carer Ambassadors and staff from Children & Families.
Lucinda, our host for this week was joined by Jenny Hill and Kathryn Sharpe from Health and Social Care Partnership.
Both Jenny and Kathryn updated on adult and care services and remobilisation plans.
We were joined this week by Sherridan from Leisure & Culture Dundee with updates on what is available for members and the general public.
Below are a few links that were discussed during this episode:
Leisure & Culture Website
Leisureactive Youtube Channel
Lucinda Godfrey (CEO, Dundee Carers Centre) was joined by colleagues Sarah Boath (Team Manager, Carers Support Services) & Stacey Clarke (Team Manager, Quality & Communications) discussing what the team have been doing since lockdown, current services, resources available and what future services may look like.
For more information on the Carers Partnership Consultation click here
In this episode our host Kieran was joined by Alison from
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.
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.
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.
Kieran our host was joined by Nikki Lorimer from Alzheimer’s Scotland, to discuss information for Older People and Older Carers.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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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