Thank you very much to all involved in the Reelers Ball in St Andrews who very kindly elected to support Fife Carers Centre as their chosen charity. Mrs Kirstin Burnett and Dr Paul Nicholas from Fife Reelers presented the cheque to Centre Manager Mhairi Lochhead and Biff McMahon. As with all the donations we receive the money will be used for the direct benefit of carers in Fife.
There are lots of thanks yous to be said for helping make the Quiz night on the 16th June a wild and roaring success - Thank you to Morris and the team at the St Clair Tavern for giving us the space and being so helpful, Thank you to everyone who contributed gifts to the Tombola and Raffles and Thank you to everyone who turned up, bought tickets and had a good time putting their brains through their paces! The Quiz was won by the Soggy Wotsits who just pipped the Scotch Egg Heads at the post in the final round, and as for the Substantials, what can I say? Those Wooden Spoons were earned the hard way!
Quiz Nights are excellent exercise for the brain and your laughing chops! Sign up today and help us raise funds for Fife Carers Centre.
Well we're nearly back to normal here - a couple of tricky journeys to get in but managed to stay in one piece!
The Centre is open for it's normal hours. Carer Support Workers will contact you if you have an appointment with them to check how local driving conditions are in your area before they set off. If you have an appointment that you need to postpone or cancel please call us on 01592 205472.
Thinking of ways to get to work...
We are sorry to say that the wild weather and the warnings from the Police and local authority to advise against travelling by road has meant that the Fife Carers Centre has been unable to open on Thursday 1st March and will not be opening on Friday 2nd March.
If you have an appointment booked your Carer Support Worker will contact you to make alternative arrangements.
The TAKE A WALK IN THEIR SHOES WORKSHOP scheduled for Saturday 3rd March in Dunfermline will not now take place then. People who have places booked will be contacted as soon as possible with an alternative date.
Are you an unpaid carer? Fife’s Health and Social Care Partnership has launched a six week ‘Fife Carer Strategy Consultation’ to hear your views and capture feedback on what matters to you.
There is a large number of people who support or care for family and friends on a regular basis in an unpaid capacity, giving freely of their time and energy. Their dedication is enormously valuable and their support helps a large number of people to live in their own homes and communities.
In April 2018 the Scottish Government will implement the Carers (Scotland) Act 2016 and Fife’s Health and Social Care Partnership is developing a Carers Strategy for 2018-2021 to support unpaid carers in the Kingdom.
David Heaney, Divisional General Manager with Fife Health and Social Care Partnership gives more details: “We know that unpaid carers play a vital role in our communities. When it comes to shaping services and knowing how we can improve the carers’ experience of health and social care, we are taking a proactive approach.
Fife’s strategy must reflect and respond to unpaid carers needs now and in the years ahead, so we need to know what to change, adapt, do more of, or stop doing. The consultation actively seeks carers’ input as we need to hear about what matters and makes a difference to them so whatever we do now and in the future is effective and meaningful as possible. This consultation is an opportunity for unpaid carers to have their voice heard and I encourage as many unpaid carers to take part as possible.”
Mhairi Lochhead from Fife Carers Centre, welcomed the approach:
“It is really important that carers are able to say what their experience of services are, what helps or what could make a difference. Many carers might not think to take part in the consultation, but for Fife’s Carer Strategy to be effective, carers need to say what is important to them. We will be encouraging and supporting carers to respond to the consultation, to help ensure as wide a range of views as possible are gathered.”
The consultation runs from 8 January until the 23 February 2018. To take part you can:
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