SDS visit to Dundee & Angus College

Some of the SDS Team visited Health & Social Care Students at Dundee and Angus College on 3rd May, 2016 to tell them about SDS and about Personal Assistants being a potential employment avenue for them. It was a great visit with the students being very interested both in SDS and the Personal Assistant role. […]

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Self Directed Support in Angus

Although Self Directed Support has been around for a while now, we know it’s not always a straight forward process and there can be a lot of information to take in. Angus Carers Centre are running a number of events designed to help make that process easier. SDS Monthly Forums for Carers Do you have […]

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Family fun at the opening of The Yard

Our Self-directed Support Learning and Development worker was delighted to be at the official opening of the Yard in Dundee on 14th February, 2016.  The Yard is an indoor and outdoor playground for children and young people with disabilities and provides a safe environment where they can experience play without feeling different.  Family sessions, so […]

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Conversation about Transitioning from Secondary Eduction

Does your teenager or your family get enabling, respite/short break support from Barnardo’s or Dundee City Council? Dundee Carers Centre invites you and your child to a conversation about self-directed support (SDS) and young people moving out of secondary education in Dundee. Come along to our Transitions Conversation, which takes place on Thursday 2 March […]

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Promoting Excellence in Dementia Care

The NHS Education for Scotland (NES) and Scottish Social Services Council’s (SSSC) Promoting Excellence framework details the knowledge and skills health and social service workers should aspire to in supporting people with dementia, their families and carers. Along with the framework there are dementia education resources designed to help staff to provide effective care and […]

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Dundee Smart Care Convention 2016 – Using technology to help you get the best health and social care

Staff from Dundee Carers Centre, including members of the SDS team are attending the Smart Care Convention on Wednesday, February 3rd. People with heart problems, dementia, lung disease and many other conditions are managing their own healthcare using mobile phones and tablets. Frail older people can live independently, using alarms to get in touch with […]

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Special Newsletter from Inclusion Scotland on the Draft Delivery Plan Consultation

Inclusion Scotland are keen to hear from as many disabled people as possible with regards to the issues included in The Scottish Government’s Draft Delivery Plan. The newsletter can be found here. They are also keen for as many people as possible to take part in a survey which can be accessed here. If you […]

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Everyone Together programme for Minority Ethnic Groups

MECOPP has teamed up with Diversity Matters to develop their Everyone Together programme for Minority Ethnic groups. The Everyone Together project was a chance to learn more about SDS and also to use small amounts of money to create stories to show what is possible. Through various exercises, videos and discussions, participants identified their outcomes […]

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Tartan goodies!

If you haven’t already, there’s still time to grab one of our Carers Clan Tartan products. Pop into the centre to see some of the items we have on offer. Our cuff links and brooches make great stocking fillers. Or how about a tartan tammy to keep your head warm over winter or tie to […]

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Children and Families and Self-directed Support Conversation – UPDATE

Our Children and Families and Self-directed Support event yesterday was a great success. We had a fantastic turnout and the atmosphere was great. Thank you to all those involved and who attended. We hope you enjoyed it – we certainly did!      

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