Fife Carers Befriending service is now recruiting volunteer befrienders and telephone befrienders.
There are many unpaid carers in Fife who are very lonely and isolated who would just like someone to talk to.
Can you spare 1-2 hours a week? Do you know anyone who would like to help? For more information or to join
please do get in touch on 07736909692 or firstname.lastname@example.org
More than 100,000 people have signed up to take part in future NHS trials of a coronavirus vaccine - but more volunteers are needed, researchers say.
They want as many people as possible to enrol, to speed up their efforts to find a safe and effective jab.
And they are particularly looking for more volunteers from the "high-priority groups" disproportionately affected by the virus - those belonging to ethnic minorities or aged over 65.
Volunteers can register online.
Kate Bingham, who chairs the UK's vaccine taskforce, said: "These trials are safe, please sign up.
"The quicker we get the clinical trials enrolled, vaccinated and get the results, the quicker we can get a vaccine."
We have worked with Fife Contemporary for a few projects and now we are looking at how we can carry on during the restrictions imposed by Covid -19.
Following on from a successful stage 1 of the project, Fife Contemporary are back to recruit some carers for future jewellery workshops. Due to Covid 19 we have been re thinking how we can continue to offer creative sessions in a safe way, whilst providing opportunities to learn new skills and contribute to the larger project. The plan is to send out material packs to your home with all you need to make a few pieces of jewellery.
We are proposing 2 sessions that can be carried out over September and October in your own time, with additional support if necessary.
Wax carving or moulding a pendent or charm and have it cast into bronze.
Design and make a brass badge, brooch or set of earrings using saw piercing technique.
We will provide printed instructions along with video links and online support (which could be via teams/zoom…etc) or a simple telephone call. Wax carvings would be sent to us in a pre paid envelope (provided by us) to be sent for casting into metal then returned on a chain for to the participant to keep. Brass brooch, badge or earrings would need to be photographed and shared with us. From the designs produced we could select some to be reproduced for making into products for collection no 2. Participants would be free to keep all the jewellery produced and materials once done to continue experimenting or return if its not something they wish to take further.
To be eligible to take part you must be an adult carer (over the age of 18) and caring for someone in Fife. You should also be registered with Fife Carers Centre.
If you meet the eligibility criteria and would like to register your interest please email Lesley.Childs@fifecarers.co.uk or message this page.
To find out more about the previous projects take a look at the Facebook page
Scottish Parliament’s Health and Sport Committee has launched a call for views on how the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted on social care services at home. MSPs on the Committee want to hear about people’s experiences of social care at home during the pandemic, whether people felt safe and supported and what lessons should be learned should there be a second wave or future outbreaks.
Specifically, they want to hear from:
The call for views is also available in an easy read version.
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