We would be particularly keen to hear from people with experience in retail, finance, mental health, human resources, quality and audit and social care legislation. However we would also be delighted to hear from anyone who feels their skills or experience could be an asset to us.
Dumfries and Galloway Council would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone for their input into the development of the Dumfries and Galloway Local Housing Strategy for 2018-23. Your involvement in the Strategic Housing Forum has helped to shape the draft document that you will see attached. This engagement has been key to identifying the objectives and actions contained in the Strategy.
Who is a Young Carer?
Young Carers are young people up to the age of 18 years affected by the illness, disability or addiction of a family member. Young Carers are often responsible for carrying out tasks involved in caring for their family member, seven days a week and sometimes at night as well.
A carer is someone who helps another person, usually a relative or friend, in their day-to-day life. This is not the same as someone who provides care professionally or through a voluntary organisation.
New measures will come into place from 1 April, 2018 include:
- a duty for local authorities to provide support to carers, based on the carer’s identified needs which meet the local eligibility criteria.
- a specific adult carer support plan and young carer statement to identify carers’ needs and personal outcomes.
- a requirement for local authorities to have an information and advice service for carers which provides information and advice on, amongst other things, emergency and future care planning, advocacy, income maximisation and carers’ rights.
The HoC Programme has produced documents detailing how Care and Support Planning can be a key enabler of the new GMS contract.
The Coalition of Carers in Scotland has developed a leaflet setting out what carers can expect when it comes to hospital discharge planning.
Briefing notes on a stage 3 Social Security Bill amendment backed by more than 40 organisations has been published.
Incredible Edibles are looking for new volunteers as they prepare for their new growing season. People from all walks of life are welcome, as long as they are willing to muck in.
Kate’s Kitchen is seeking to recruit an enthusiastic and dynamic Operations/Strategic manager to manage and coordinate the delivery of its community engagement project in Annan, a suburb of Dumfries and Galloway in the South West of Scotland.
As part of our work on the exciting 'Amaze Me Leader' event coming to Dumfries and Galloway this summer, we have a few creative contract opportunities available. We're looking for:
- External Evaluator