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I’m a Guardian, now what?

In the final episode of our short series on Guardianship Katy talks to Fiona, a parent carer who has recently got guardianship for her son, and Martin fills in any final details about the practicalities of being a guardian. We had a number of questions sent in which we didn’t have time to answer in …

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“For the great doesn’t happen alone, and is a succession of little things that are brought together.” A phone call with a donor, a completed application to a Trust, signing up someone to a sponsored challenge…all little things as part of your busy and varied job as our Fundraising Co-ordinator but together they might give young carers a chance of a holiday, or a family some much needed respite. Do you want a job that makes great things happen? This is an exciting opportunity to build on our recent fundraising successes. We need someone that can motivate others to support our work, that can build long-term relationships with donors and local businesses, and who can turn ideas into fun events and/or activities that raise much needed funds.Our office is based in Milngavie but covers all of East Dunbartonshire. A mix of office and home-working is available. Salary and Hours = £24,000 pro rata to 28 hours per week. Closing date 4pm Monday 15th August, Interviews Tuesday 23rd ... See MoreSee Less
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As a carer, often your own needs get put to the bottom of the pile and you stop prioritising your own health. Our new Wellbeing Worker, Shannen, is here to offer 1:1 emotional and practical support to help you make lifestyle changes which will improve your own health and wellbeing. This can be anything from support with quitting smoking, losing weight or being more active, to socialising more, taking time out for mindfulness, taking up a new hobby or even just getting a better sleep! You have to feel your best in order to give your best. If you would like to chat about your health and wellbeing goals, even if you don’t have anything in mind, contact Shannen at or on 07903889858. ... See MoreSee Less
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