Events & Whats On

See below for all our Upcoming Events or our Regular Activites.

 

Upcoming Events

PENUMBRA: Wellbeing Point Timetable

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DATE: TIME: VENUE:
Tuesday 12th February 12pm-2pm Charleston Community Centre, Craigowan Road, DD2 4NL
Wednesday 13th February 12pm-2pm Brooksbank Centre, Pitairlie Road, DD4 8DG
Thursday 14th February 12pm-2pm Menzieshill Community Centre, Orle- ans Place, DD2 4BH
Friday 15th February 10am-12pm Ardler Complex, Turnberry Avenue, DD2 3TP
Monday 18th February 12pm-2pm Douglas Community Centre, Balmoral Avenue, DD4 9SD
Tuesday 19th February 2pm-4pm Maxwell Centre, St Salvadors Street, DD3 7EW
Wednesday 20th February 10.30am-12.30pm Finmill Centre, Findcastle Street, DD4 9EW
Thursday 21st February 11am-1pm Kirkton Community Centre, Derwent Avenue, DD3 0AX
Friday 22nd February 11.30am-1.30pm Lifegate Community Cafe, Whitfield, Haddington Crescent, DD4 0NA
Friday 22nd February 2.30pm-4.30pm Broughty Ferry Library, Queen Street, DD5 2HN

February 2019

Tue 26 Feb

CARERS INTEREST NETWORK MEETING
The Carers Interest Network meeting is being held on Tuesday, 26th February 2019 at C-Gate, Dundee Carers Centre and will run from 9:15am until 11:30am. The meeting will also have the following presenters:

  • Gwen Davidson and Rebecca Adams from Macmillan Partnership projects. They will be presenting on the range of Macmillan community services available to anyone affected by cancer, including carers. They will be explaining what each service provides and how to make a referral.
  • Neil Paterson from Dundee Library Service will be presenting on the different library outreach services available to anyone living in Dundee. This includes At Home and Mobile Library Services. He will also talk about the range of online services available to any registered Dundee Libraries member.

To find out more information please visit this page, or contact Megan Clark on 01382 200422 or email [email protected]

March 2019

Wed 6th & Fri 8th March
ACTIVE WOMEN EVENT AT DUNDEE WOMEN’S FESTIVAL
Leisure & Culture Dundee in partnership with other local organisations will be organising Active Women events for International Women Day on 5th & 8th March 2019. There will be a total of three events:

  • Lochee, ‘Active Women’ – 5th March, 3:00pm-5:30pm
  • Olympia, ‘Hear Our Voice’ – 8th March 4:00pm-5:30pm
  • Olympia, ‘Be Active’ – 8th March, 6pm-7:30pm

To find out more details please visit the event page here.

April 2019

Thurs 25th April
Priorities for children’s mental health services in Scotland: improving access, developing the workforce and the future for policy

This conference will bring together policymakers and key stakeholders to discuss the future of children and adolescent mental health services in Scotland.

Location: Central Edinburgh

For more details click here.

Regular Activities

If you would like to let us know about an upcoming event or regular activity you organise, please get in touch.

Arts & Crafts Group

Informal group open to carers of all ages. Come along and get involved in a variety of different arts & crafts.

When: Every Wednesday (Jan-Nov), 2pm – 4pm
Where: Dundee Carers Centre, 132-134 Seagate, Dundee

Care & Share

Information and social group. Coffee/tea and a light sandwich lunch provided. Carers are welcome to bring along the person they care for.

When: Last Wednesday of the month (Jan – Jun & Aug – Nov) – 10.30am – 12.30pm
Where: Central Baptist Church, Ward Road, Dundee

Carers Blethers

Time for adult carers to come together to share experiences and work together to make sure that carers of Dundee are valued and supported in their caring role.

When: Last Tuesday of the month, 10.30am – 12pm
Where: Dundee Carers Centre, 132-134 Seagate, Dundee

Cinema Club

Come along to enjoy a film and bring along some snacks. Open to all carers and their families.

When: First Thursday of the month, 6pm – 8pm
Where: Ardler Complex

Dementia Cafe

Support, information and advice to those with, or caring for someone with Dementia, Alzheimer’s or anyone concerned about their memory. For people who can safely attend or bring their own support.

When: Second Thursday of the month, 2pm – 3.30pm
Where: St Mary’s Community Church, St Kilda Road, Dundee

Drop-in Cafe

For carers, disabled people and their families. There are therapies available on the day as well as tasters sessions e.g. IT, mindfulness, health checks. There will usually be a Welfare Rights worker and Short Breaks staff member available for information and advice. Tea, coffee and cakes will be served.

When: First Thursday of every month (excl. Jan)
Where: C Gate, 132-134 Seagate, Dundee

Former Carers Lunch Club

This group is for carers who are no longer in a caring role and are looking for a bit of peer support, social contact and a chance to have a bit of a laugh and a nice lunch. Contact Dave or Isabel on 07746996752.

When: Last Tuesday of every month

Happy Feet Walking Group

Enjoy some fresh air, exercise and company. A short walk followed by coffee/snack. Must book so that transport can be arranged appropriately.

When: First Wednesday of the month (Feb – Nov), 10am – 1.30pm

Health Checks for Carers

The Dundee Keep Well Community Team and Dundee Carers Centre are working together to offer free health checks to unpaid carers over the age of 18. Come along and we will check your height, weight, blood pressure, cholesterol and blood sugar level. We can also discuss your health and lifestyle plus any other health related issues you may have. Call 01382 200422 to book or for more info.

Lifeline

For carers who support someone who is struggling with addiction.

When: 3rd Friday of the month (Jan – Nov), 1pm – 3pm
Where: Dundee Carers Centre, 132-134 Seagate, Dundee

Minority Ethnic Groups

We run a monthly group delivered in Chinese. This group is open to carers and the people they care for and offers a variety of activities including information sessions, training and activities. A free, light lunch is provided. Call 01382 200422 for details.

Ninewells Advice Centre Drop-in

Pop in for a chat with a member of our Welfare Rights Team about carer and disabled benefits, form filling and advice on financial matters such as prioritising spending, bills, managing financial records and budgeting.

When: Alternate Thursdays, 9am – 12pm
Where: Ninewells Hospital

Stressbusters

Sample different techniques to help deal with stress through workshops and speakers. Carers must be referred to this group by a staff member at the Centre. Call 01382 200422 for more details.

When: 1st Friday of the month (Sept – Nov & Feb – Jun), 10.30am – 12.30pm
Where: Dundee Carers Centre, 132-134 Seagate, Dundee

YCP Parent/Guardian Group

A chance to have fun, learn and share skills/knowledge with other parents of young carers.

When: Every Thursday, 10am- 12pm
Where: Dundee Carers Centre, 132-134 Seagate, Dundee