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.
Hello and Welcome to Andy Brogan - Andy is our new Carer Support Worker colleague. Andy has worked in the third sector for some time and brings to us a wide range of knowledge and experience. He will be supporting older carers in Levenmouth and North East Fife in his new role. He's spending a wee while familiarising himself with his new role but will be hitting the streets any day now!
Making it Happen in Fife – Health and Social Care Strategic Planning Workshop
Monday 28th January 2019
Strathearn Hotel, 2 Wishart Pl, Dysart, Kirkcaldy KY1 2AS
10am to 1pm
Fife Health and Social Care Partnership are inviting carers to help generate the new Strategic Plan for 2019 – 2022. You’re invited to a workshop to hear your views, ideas and proposals to progress the vision for Health and Social Care in Fife and to inform the update of the Strategic Plan. We are particularly keen to hear from carers as you are involved in so many key aspects of the Health and Social Care Strategic Plan and it is vital that your ideas, proposals and concerns are heard.
The meeting will start promptly at 10am but you are welcome to arrive from 9.30am onward and join us for a cup of tea or coffee. Refreshments will also be served mid-morning.
This event is organised by Fife Health and Social Care Partnership (facilitated by the National Development Team for Inclusion).
If you would like to take part please book your place by contacting Fife Carers Centre on 01592 205472 or emailing Lesley.Childs@fifecarers.co.uk
Places are limited, so please book to ensure your part in the conversation.
The provisional agenda is as follows:
(Tea/coffee on arrival)
09.30 – 10.00 Arrival, registration, tea and coffee
10.00 – 10.10 Welcome/Introductions
Elaine Torrance, National Development Team for Inclusion (NDTi)
10:10 – 10:30 Where are we now?
Fiona McKay, Fife Health and Social Care Partnership
10:30 – 10:45 Questions/Reflections
(11.00 Refreshments available)
10:45 – 12:15 Moving Forward – Group Discussions
• What do you think is working well in Fife?
• What are major challenges to be addressed?
• In your role/organisation, what are your suggestions and ideas to move the agenda forward and what can you do to assist?
12:15 – 12:45 Feedback/Action Planning
13:00 Next Steps and Close
Key documents for reference
Strategic Plan 2016-19, Summary Strategic Plan 2016-19 and Annual Report 2017-18 can be downloaded from http://www.fifehealthandsocialcare.org/publications/
The Role of Health and Social Care Partnerships in Reducing Health Inequalities
National Health and Wellbeing Outcomes
I really hope you will join us for this very important event – you don’t need to have any special qualifications to come along, we just want to have a good range of knowledge and ideas based on your real experiences as carers who are interested in making a difference to our lives in Fife.
Sporting Memories Foundation Scotland provides weekly clubs for those living with dementia and long-term health conditions, as well as those who are lonely/depressed with the aim of improving well-being and reducing isolation. We focus on sporting reminiscence, gentle physical activity and indoor games.
In 2019 the aim is to set up Sporting Memories clubs in the Kirkcaldy area and we're inviting local people and organisations to our open day so you can find out how to get involved. Whether you are looking for a volunteering opportunity or know someone who would benefit from attending, the team would love to meet you for a chat over a cuppa and a hobnob.
Open day details:
Tuesday 22nd January, 10am - 2pm
Kirkcaldy Rugby Club, Balwearie Road KY2 5LT
This year we will be open until 1pm on Christmas Eve and will reopen at 9.30am on January 3rd 2019!
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