Category Archives: Scotland

Dementia patients and carers make a charity CD single for Christmas

Musical Minds hits a high note this Christmas: singing group of people with dementia and carers release charity CD single


Musical Minds CD Cover

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An inspiring local singing group in East Ayrshire, made up of people with dementia and their carers, have launched a charity CD single for Christmas. The group, called Musical Minds, worked closely with internationally renowned tenor singer, Martin Aelred, to produce a double A-side CD for Christmas 2011. The songs featured are ‘If We Hold on Together’ by Diana Ross and ‘Those Were the Days (My Friend)’.

Free flu jabs for carers

Free flu jabs for ‘at risk’ groups in NHS Forth Valley

Published on Monday 17 October 2011 09:02

AT RISK people in Bo’ness, Blackness and Whitecross are urged to get their annual free flu jab, that this year includes the swine flu strain.

Last flu season, NHS Forth Valley achieved Scotland’s highest uptake of over-65s.

Scotland Announces Almost A Million Pounds To Support Short Breaks For Carers

The funding will support young carers and adult carers

Source: eGov monitor -A Policy Dialogue Platform
Published Monday, 17 October, 2011 – 09:36

The Scottish government has allocated £954,000 to fund short breaks for 3,500 young and adult carers across Scotland. Fifty-eight organisations have been offered a share of almost £954,000 for a variety of short breaks projects. This includes 14 groups who help carers purchase their own breaks.

The funding will support young carers and adult carers who care for disabled children, people with dementia, mental health problems and other long-term conditions, substance misuse problems, adults with learning disabilities and adults with physical disabilities.