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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.

Update: This newsletter will now come out every 2 weeks.

 

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If you employ your own Personal Assistant, we would appreciate if you could complete this short survey.

www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/EQSEmployers

The Employers Quality Standard is an accreditation for people who receive direct payments to employ a personal assistant.

By completing the accreditation, employers can show that they understand and meet all the responsibilities expected of them.

 
In this issue:
 
Cantonese Test and Protect Info        Free bike hire for Carers

Activity Packs for Over 55                  Call for Matrress Donations

Free Upskilling Courses                      Young Carers Summer Programme

Help with Energy Costs                      Free Mental Wellbeing Sessions

Peer Led Wellbeing Cafe                   
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Test and Protect Information in Cantonese
 
MECOPP Carers Centre and the Scottish Government have created a video in Cantonese giving information about the current Test and Protect Service.

The video can be watched here.

A video in Urdu is set to come out soon.
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Free bike hire for carers and key workers in Dundee

Carers and key workers needing to travel are encouraged to avoid public transport by taking advantage of the free bike hire initiative set up by Volunteer Dundee. Workers can borrow the eBikes and eTrikes weekly.

For more information please email ReDiscover@dvva.scot
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'Have a Go' Activity Packs. Contact at HOPE@hillcrest.org.uk or call 0300 1232640

Call for Mattress Donations

Lochee Community Group are asking Dundonians to assist people who would usually be receiving furniture donations from Transform. Due to the service being shut during lockdown, there is a shortage of mattresses available to go with beds.

Currently, 3 single and 1 double mattress are needed. For more information please email Alison at
locheecommunitygroup@outlook.com.

The Open University logo
Free courses for furloughed workers


The Open University is offering people who have been furloughed or facing redundancy free courses to gain new skills.

The courses you can sign up for are:

Introduction to computing and information technology
Technologies in practice
Engineering: origins, methods, context
Discovering mathematics
Fundamentals of accounting
Communication skills for business and management


The time commitment for the modules is roughly 8 hours a week and anyone that is interested must register their interest by 24th July. More information on the courses and how to register can be found here.

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Take part in the Young Carers Summer Programme weekly challenge. Follow Dundee Carers Centre on social media every Monday for weekly announcements.
 
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; Help with energy costs

Hillcrest Top Up fund - People living in Dundee can be referred by an agency to receive a £30 top up on their energy meters. This form must be filled in and sent to topupfund@hillcrest.org.uk.

Home Energy Scotland - People living in North East of Scotland (including Perth & Kinross, Dundee City, Angus, Aberdeen City, Aberdeenshire and Moray) can apply for £49 vouchers to help pay for energy costs. You can apply by calling 0808 808 2282.
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Free Mental Wellbeing Sessions to help people cope during covid-19. More information at 0800 7315678 or re-connect@thewisegroup.co.uk
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