Anyone interested in finding out more about the Befriending project at the Fife Carers Centre or how to apply for a befrienders role, please join our live video chat on Wednesday at 10am at the messenger room (please join as a guest) at
A great chance to meet the befriending coordinator and some volunteer befrienders.
Carers befriending project at the Fife carers centre offers support to unpaid carers across Fife who are feeling isolated or lonely.
It is run by our fantastic and dedicated volunteer befrienders. Please meet some of them today…
Those who are exempt from wearing face coverings including some unpaid carers, can now access a government exemption card. To find out more and to apply for one go to http://exempt.scot/
Have you made a will? Perhaps now is a good time to do it. November is WillAid month. Will Aid is a special partnership between the legal profession and nine of the UK’s best-loved charities. Every November, participating solicitors waive their fee for writing a basic Will. Instead, they invite clients to make a voluntary donation to Will Aid – they suggest £100 for a single basic Will and £180 for a pair of basic ‘mirror’ Wills.
With Will Aid, everyone benefits. You get a professionally drawn-up Will and peace of mind, while the charities receive much-needed donations for their vital work.
How to take part
Any time from September onwards, go to their online postcode search or call on 0300 0300 013 for details of a solicitor near you. Then you need to contact them direct to make an appointment in November. Appointments do get filled quickly so be sure to book early.
Click on this link to go to the website https://www.willaid.org.uk/
The first virtual Carers Parliament will take place across three days 16, 17 and 25 November.
On Days 1 and 2, carers and young carers from across Scotland will have the opportunity to take part in workshops ranging from the social care review to financial inequality and from human rights to mental health and wellbeing.
Also on Day 2, the event will feature a webinar from Professor Jason Leitch, Clinical Director for the Scottish Government talking about “Managing risk and decision making in a COVID world”.
On Day Three, the main event will take place with interviews from carers, a presentation by young carers, with a keynote address from Joe Fitzpatrick, Minister for Public Health, Sport and Wellbeing. This will be followed by a panel discussion with questions from carers to the Minister, as well as COSLA’s Councillor Stuart Currie, Clare Haughey, Minister for Mental Health and Dundee Carers Centre’s CEO Lucinda Godfrey.
Following the main event, Carer Scotland will host a range of information and wellbeing rooms where carers can take part in activities, hear about services and supports or simply have a chat.
Find out more about all that is happening and how to book at: https://bit.ly/3liuhbd
It might be interesting to give this a go, what makes it special for carers?
The University of Strathclyde is looking for carers in Scotland who would like to do more physical activity from home to test a new app for 3 weeks. This app has been designed with help from carers, to support carers at an early stage of physical activity.
Please read and share the attached flyer. Interested carers can get in touch with firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com
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."
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