What a fab afternoon at the Dean Park yesterday with Benita and her Jazz Men! There was a lot of dancing and singing and enjoying the music and we raised £1126 which includes a very generous donation of £500 from Benita's husband who asked for donations instead of Birthday presents...WOW!
We all had a really enjoyable couple of hours and will definitely do something similar again in the future.
Thanks to Benita and the Jazzmen, the staff at the Dean Park Hotel, Yvonne, Wilson, Martina, Daisy and Honey and all those who came along for making it such fun!
Well done to all the quizzers who braved the chilly Saturday night to come along and tax their brains! You raised £392.10 for Fife Carers Centre! Thank you very much!
AS a charity we depend on the generosity of others to keep us going. We have a couple of fun events coming up to make parting with your money a more pleasurable experience! We hope you 'll join us at one of these and have some fun!
We've pretty much finished our painting and decorating and we're back to normal!
HI FOLKS - PLEASE SHARE!
We are continuing with our refurbishment and have been having new flooring put down - it's looking very spic and span but we have now reached the stage where we are going to be doing the reception area and toilets etc so we will not be able to have drop in appointments at this time. So please could you call us in advance if you intend popping in and we can tell you if it's suitable - we'll let you know when things are back to normal!
Spread the news - We have a couple of vacancies!
We are looking for a part time Receptionist Administration worker - covering three mornings a week, Monday to Wednesday. It would be an ideal job for anyone who is looking for hours that suit childcare responsibilities, or to get back into the workplace or a carer claiming carers allowance as we have deliberately kept it under the earning limit for claiming CA. If you're interested in knowing more and making an application take a look at the advert on our vacancies page where you'll find all the information you need including the application form.
We're also looking for a part time Carer Support Worker covering North East Fife and Levenmouth. The Carer Support worker will be working with carers who are caring for someone who may be experiencing Stroke Disease, Autism, Multiple Sclerosis or in fact anything relating to brain health and function. Whilst it may be handy to know something about some of these conditions it's important to remember it's the carer who is being supported, not the cared for. This means you don't need to be an expert in brain health - just someone willing to learn more!
If you think you would like to know more and to make an application go to our website vacancies page where you'll find everything you need. The address is below
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If you are caring for someone living with dementia in North East Fife and fancy a wee get together and chat with folk in a similar situation to your self get in touch with Susan and get yourself along to join the Purple Hearts for the evening!
WE NEED YOUR HELP!
We are expecting a visit from an MSP for an hour or so on the morning of Tuesday 2nd July. The MSP would like to talk to carers who are in receipt of the Scottish Government's Carers Allowance Supplement. We only need half a dozen folk but at the moment with school holidays starting etc we are struggling to get anyone. If you got the Scottish Government's Carers Allowance Supplement this week and are available for a chat on Tuesday morning please get in touch. You can email Lesley.Childs@fifecarers.co.uk or phone us on 01592 205472 or send us a message on Facebook,
We'll throw in a cuppa and a biscuit too!
Thanks in Advance!
Following the Carers Week Gathering Scott Fissenden the Change & Improvement Manager for Fife Health & Social Care is keen to continue the dialogue with carers and keep the connection going helping to gather more information to frame the further improvements they will make between now and next Carers Week. To that end there is a survey they would like carers to complete. You'll find it here - https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/MCZC927
Well done to everyone who was recognised for their support for the dementia Friendly Communities in Fife. More than 4000 people in Fife have become Dementia Friends, including all the staff at Fife Carers Centre (Can you spot Lesley in the photo?!). you could become a dementia friend too - just go to https://www.dementiafriendsscotland.org/ and take part in the online training.
Posts on here by Lesley keeping you up to date with what's happening in our wee world!