Supporting People Who Care
There are a number of organisations in Dundee that provide advice, information and flexible support to carers. This may be on a one to one, group or telephone basis.
If you are a carer, take a look at the Information for Carers section to find sources of help and support to suit you.
I Care for Someone with…
The following organisations can provide information and support for people who support someone with a specific diagnosis. You can also access information about organisations throughout Dundee by visiting Dundee City Council’s My Life Portal, ALISS (A Local Information System for Scotland) or Other Useful Services page.
Carers Of Dundee Newsletter
Your go-to resource for all things carer related.
Carers (Scotland) Act 2016 Information Toolkit
The Toolkit contains Multi-Agency Guidance and information relating to implementing the Carers (Scotland) Act 2016 in Dundee. This resource has been developed through Dundee Carers Partnership in response to requests from the workforce for easy to access information to allow them to support carers in Dundee. This resource will assist practitioners working with carers in the city and will support the delivery of the local Strategic Plan ‘A Caring Dundee 2017-2020’ across all our local communities.
Power Of Attorney
You may not realise how important a Power of Attorney can be until it is too late. Not having a Power of Attorney can make it difficult for people and their families to access finances and access proper health care. For more information, visit mypowerofattorney.org.uk
Mentalwelfare Good Practice Guide
This guide is to help carers and families understandconsent, confidentiality, and sharing of information, where the person they care for has a mental illness, dementia, learning disability, autism, personality disorder, or other related condition.
Download guide here.
Samaritans are there to listen, with no judgement or pressure, and help you work through what’s on your mind.
You can get in touch about anything that’s troubling you, no matter how large or small the issue feels. Visit their website at https://www.samaritans.org/ or call for free on 116 123.
If you or someone you care about is struggling and you’re thinking about suicide or worried someone else is, please talk to someone now. You can get free, advice and someone to talk to. For a list of organisations who can help visit www.suicidehelp.co.uk where you will find links to local and national organistaions as well as information on where to download the Suicide? Help! app.
MECOPP Briefing Sheets
Information and resources for Black and Minority Ethnic Carers.
Carer Interest Network
Carer Interest Network is a means of working together more effectively and proactively in meeting the needs of carers. The network is open to all organisations providing generic and targeted support to unpaid carers across Dundee. The network welcomes speakers from different organisations at each meeting.
To register a place or for more information please contact Megan Clark by email [email protected] or call 01382 200422.
Information for Professionals
The following information has been developed to help support employers, organisations and professionals.
Dundee Carers Partnership
Dundee Carers Partnership are a multi-agency partnership group. The partnership leads on the strategic planning, development and provision of services for Carers of all ages. In doing so, the group ensures that we are meeting our vision and outcomes, evidence any reasons why we are not and consider any strategic matters arising which affect carers outcome.
Learn more about the Dundee Carers Partnership here.
Legislation and Policy
Short Breaks Services Statement
The purpose of this Statement is to provide information on Short Breaks to Carers, Young Carers, Supported People and workers. This includes what a Short Break is and how to access one.
Health and Social Care Integration Joint Board
This report provides information about progress with implementation of the Carers (Scotland) Act 2016 and seeks approval for the Carers (Scotland) Act Investment Plan.
A Caring Dundee
This plan sets out the approach and actions by which the Dundee Health & Social Care Partnership will deliver on our vision and outcomes for Carers living in Dundee and Carers caring for people in Dundee. It describes how we will implement the Carers (Scotland) Act 2016 and helps prepare for the requirements set out for local carers strategies which are contained within the statutory guidance which will accompany this Act.