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Welcome to this week's Carers of Dundee Newsletter. In this issue we will give you some updates on how some of the city's organisations are still helping communities and what resources are available to carers to help them through these difficult times.

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In this issue:
 
Coronavirus Testing for Carers        Being a Carer Survey

Help with Heating at Home               Armed Forces Families Support

Free Mental Health Seminar             NHS Tayside Nutrition Line

Next Week's Virtual Hub                  Help Raise Funds for Dundee Carers
                                         
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Coronavirus Testing for Carers and Key Workers

Unpaid carers and young carers are now eligible for coronavirus testing alonside key workers.

More information on who can get tested, where and how to arrange a test can be found here.

 
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What is it like being a carer in your community?

Carers living or working in Dundee are asked to share their experiences what it is like to carry out their role in their community.

This can be done by completing a short, 9 question survey at
https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/FQ28JCN

The feedback collected will help to create a picture of what it is like being a carer in you community and what can be done to support you more.


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A carer is an individual who provides or intends to provide unpaid care for another individual. A carer could be caring for someone of any age, with a physical or learning disability, elderly, mental illness, drug or alcohol dependency or who is living with cancer or any other critical or chronic illness.

 
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Scarf's new Heat Fund at 0808 808 2282
 
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Royal Caledonian Crisis Intervention Trust Fund
 
The Trust Fund is open to any armed forces families that have been made vulnerable, or more vulnerable as a result of COVID-19. A targeted approach will be provided for those in need of support to buy food, emergency utilities top-ups and children’s clothing.
 
Who is eligible?
A parent can be: born in Scotland, living or serving with their family in Scotland or veterans who have made Scotland their home.

A child can be: born in Scotland, living in or being educated in Scotland.

Families must have children between the ages of 3 and 21.

For more information and to apply please visit
www.rcet.org.uk/help/familysupport/
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Free Mental Health Seminar

To mark Mental Health Awareness Week, the Anna Freud National centre is holding a seminar chaired by Professor Peter Fonagy called From Crisis to Kindness: The pandemic, mental health and young people with multiple needs held on Thursday 21st of May from 5.30 to 7pm.

In it Dickon Bevington, Medical Director at the Anna Freud Centre, will draw on his work with young people with multiple problems and the concept of ‘mentalizing’, to think about what is the science of kindness? The seminar draws together some of the issues raised in earlier seminars and asks some fundamental questions. If we want to become a kinder society, how can we work as a society and as professionals to reach out to young people with complex needs and change our mindset as well as supporting them to tackle the problems that they face?

You can register for this event here.
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NHS Tayside Dietics and Nutrition helpline 01738 450556
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Next Week's Virtual Hub Meeting - Healthy Eating and Nutrition

Covid-19 can be an especially difficult time for people with caring responsibilities, below are some ways you can help raise some funds to continue the support for carers in the city.
 
Facebook Donate
You can make a once off donation of your choice to an organisation using the Facebook 'Donate' button. You can also set up digital fundraisers on Facebook to encourage your frinds to help. Here is Dundee Carers Centre one.

Support Dundee District Netball Squad as theyRun/Walk/Cycle 2,020 Miles in a Week
The group of teenagers have decided to set themselves a challenge to stay active and also raise money for activities for young carers in Dundee. They are over halfway towards their fundraising goal, you can help them out here.

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