Feb 28

Carer Community Budget – Vote for your favourite

Voting is now open for households across Stobswell West and Linlathen to vote for their preferred short-listed applicants.

This is the next stage of the participatory budgeting project for unpaid carers in the area.  Once voting ends, successful bids will be announced at an event taking place on Thursday 23 February that members of the public are invited to attend.

Click here to register to attend this event

How to vote

We are asking households in Stobswell West and Linlathen to vote for the projects in order of preference.  To do this you can vote online or at the venue with a Carer Community Budget Voting Station.

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Shortlisted Applicants

Carers’ Read, Talk, and Play – The National Literacy Trust

Carers’ Read, Talk and Play project builds parents’ confidence and skills to support their children’s literacy and helps them understand the positive impact they can have in their children’s literacy development.

Over eight weeks 10-15 families with children in the age range 0-12 will become confident in helping to improve their children’s literacy through reading, talking, and playing at home, backed up by weekly events and activities organised by Read Dundee.

The projects will also support carers to make a new connection in their communities and take advantage of training and resources offered through our Literacy Champions’ programme.

ADHD Coaching & IMPACT Course – Dundee & Angus ADHD Support Group

ADHD Coaching for carers that are diagnosed with the condition or suspect they may have it, or carer for a young person with ADHD.  

This service can offer the opportunity to support in all aspects of the carers life to improve their confidence, and mental wellbeing and to help them see they can have a life of their own.

IMPACT course for young carers with siblings that have ADHD. 

To support young carers in reducing isolation, improving communication, and understanding their feelings and emotions:

  • Information
  • Meaningful Communication
  • Practical Strategies
  • Achievements
  • Carer and consideration
  • Transformation

Community Creative Craft – Brooksbank Centre & Services

They are providing 2 full-days per week of creativity, learning, and support for unpaid carers and their family members.  We will target those living in the East End of Dundee but unpaid carers from all over the city will be accommodated into the groups.

All activities will be led by a Creative Craft Support Worker.  Carers will have the chance to socialise and meet other carers, as well as those from non-caring backgrounds.  They’ll also be able to make a range of lovely functional craft items to keep and use (or gift) as they, please.

Adult Learning Hub – Dundee Carers Centre East End Group

The Adult Carers Learning Hub follows a successful pilot project which took place in Dundee’s East End in 2021.  

It offers an opportunity for Carers to meet in a shared and supportive space and focus on the experiences, skills, and learning they have developed while caring.  It also provides further opportunities to learn new skills, gain nationally registered qualifications and training, and seeks to break down barriers of isolation and stigma, building a renewed sense of value in both individuals carers and their communities.

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