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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        Young Carers Summer Programme

Scottish Ballet Health Sessions        Deaf-Friendly Facemasks

Makaton Resources                         Student Carer Survey

Next Week's Virtual Hub                   Shopping and Prescription Support
Scottish Government logo
Coronavirus Testing for unpaid carers and key workers
Unpaid carers and young carers are now eligible for coronavirus testing alonside key workers. You can also now request to take the test at home.

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

Unpaid carers can also have a read of this guidance on coronavirus testing.

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.
Dundee Carers Centre logo
What would you like in the Young Carer's Summer Programme?
Dundee Carers Centre has is asking Dundee's Young Carers about summer activities this year. Have a look below and share your thoughts.

"Due to the ongoing restrictions, it’s unlikely we will be able to run our traditional summer programme we usually do for young carers and families.

But we would still like a chance to do some fun activities, so we would love to hear your ideas for some things we could do together where we can’t be together face to face.

Perhaps you have done something which has worked really well over lockdown and could share this? Or have a great idea for something but haven’t had an opportunity to make it happen?

Our summer programme planning team would love to hear from you. Send us your ideas via email or phone the centre on 01382 200422
Scottish Ballet Health at Hand lesson to help mental and physical health.
Deaf Action logo
Deaf Friendly Face Masks

Being mindful of the emphasis on hygeine measures, which typically include the wearing of facemasks, Deaf Action Scotland had appeared on BBC Breakfast bringing attention to the need of finding a solution that is inclusive, and supports those with different communication needs.


Deaf Action are working on testing a number of different solutions and are fundraising to support the distribution of these masks to the community. For more information on how you can support this please visit here.
Makaton Charity logo
Makaton Resources

Have a look at some guides of signs to help you communicate on the following topics:
Greetings                                        My name is... 
All about me                               All about my senses
Nursery rhymes                            Going back to school

You can find more information and resources at
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Students who are carers survey launched

Carers Trust Scotland is looking to improve the educational experience for students who have caring responsibilities. 

You can participate in this research by completing one of the online questionnaires listed below, but if you’d prefer to talk about your experiences on the phone or through video conferencing, please email

If you are in college/university, please complete this survey.

If you are a carer applying for college/university, please complete this survey.

Next Week's Virtual Hub  topic on 3rd June is Volunteers Week
Shopping and Precription Support call 01382305757
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