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Supporting Unpaid Carers

Mid Argyll, Kintyre and the Isles

Argyll and Bute

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ALZHEIMER SCOTLAND NATIONAL LGBT+ CARERS GROUP

 

Alzheimer Scotland has launched a new national online carers group for LGBT+ carers for people living with dementia. Supporting someone to live well with dementia can have its challenges and at times we all need someone to talk to. 

 

LGBT+ people are generally much less likely to seek out help, so they have developed this safe space for people to come together, share experiences, and offer support and advice to each other. 

 

The group facilitators will be Faye Smart, Alzheimer Scotland Dementia Advisor, who recently returned from a secondment working with LGBT Health and Wellbeing on their national dementia project and Janine Adair, also an Alzheimer Scotland Dementia Advisor.

 

This is an online lunchtime group held on Microsoft Teams on the first Wednesday of the month,12.30-1.30 pm. Starting on Wednesday 4 August 2021.

 

To find out more or request a link to join, please contact Faye - fsmart@alzscot.org or Tel 01592 204541

 

Carer's Support

 

  • Do you look after a relative, partner or friend who needs support because of age, physical or learning disability or illness including mental ill health?
  • Who is a Carer? A carer is a family member, partner, relative or friend supporting someone who needs help to manage a long-term condition, disability, physical or mental health problem or addiction.

 

Dochas Carers' Centre is an independent charity. We help and support unpaid carers by providing information and guidance which can make life better. There are many carers who live many miles from services and access can prove difficult or impossible. We have dedicated Outreach Workers who provide support to carers throughout Mid Argyll, Kintyre and the Isles. 

 

You can call in person, phone us, request a home visit or make an appointment to speak with one of our staff during the opening hours of the centre.

Young Carers

 

Young carers are children under the age of 18 (or 18 and still at school) with caring responsibilities.  Mid Argyll Youth Development Services offer support to young people throughout Mid Argyll, Kintyre and Islay. The services include training, youth clubs, drop-ins, cyber cafe, community cinema, trips and much more. For more information contact 01546 603 231. www.mayds.org.uk.

 

Find support in other areas of Argyll & Bute

North Argyll

For adult carers and young carers in Oban, Appin, Dalmally, Kilmelford, Lismore, Kerrera, Luing and the islands of Coll, Tiree, Mull and Iona.

Phone 01631 564 422

www.northargyllcarers.org.uk

Cowal & Bute

For adult carers and young carers living in Cowal and Bute area. Please contact Crossroads Cowal and Bute and Carers Centre.

Phone 01369 707 700

www.crossroadscowalandbute.org.uk

Helensburgh and Lomond

For adult carers and young carers living in Helensburgh and Lomond area. Please contact Helensburgh and Lomond Carers Centre.

Phone 01436 673 444

www.hlcc.org.uk

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