Information and Advice for Adults in East Dunbartonshire

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EDVA March E-Bulletin

Click below for the March E-Bulletin from OPAL partner: East Dunbartonshire Voluntary Action.

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Moving Forward Together – East Dunbartonshire Community Events this April

East Dunbartonshire Health and Social Care Partnership (HSCP), in partnership with NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde, is holding two local community engagement events called ‘Moving Forward Together’ (MFT).

These events aim to provide local residents with information about the future of health and social care services and to participate in the long term planning and development of these services within and across East Dunbartonshire and NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde. Please see the event flyer and FAQs flyer at the bottom of the page.

The details for the events are:

Morning Event    Afternoon Event
Date: Friday 5 April 2019
Time: 9.30am – 12.00pm
Venue: Bishopbriggs War Memorial Hall, Balmuildy Road, Bishopbriggs, G65 3BX
  Date: Friday 5 April 2019
Time: 1.30pm – 4.00pm
Venue: Bearsden Community Hub, 69 Drymen Road, Bearsden, G61 3QT  

All East Dunbartonshire residents are invited to come along and tell discuss what matters most to them about the services ED HSCP deliver.

The Moving Forward Together vision is to deliver a model of health and care, which:

  • Puts the individual at the centre of care
  • Supports people to live longer healthier lives at home or in a homely setting
  • Provides more care within or close to people’s homes
  • Provides more specialist care in a community setting
  • Provides world class specialist hospital care for our whole population
MFT Events Poster
MFT FAQs Poster
MFT Events Poster
MFT Events Poster

Places are limited, to book your place, please call 0141 578 8658 or email; ED.Healthimprovementteam@ggc.scot.nhs.uk

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NHS: Invitation for patient representatives of bowel screening group

Invitation for Patient Representatives: Bowel Screening Governance Reference Group

NHS National Services Scotland are looking for Patient Representatives to join their Bowel Screening Governance Reference Group. See this document for further information.

Please note any individual who is interested should be eligible for bowel screening (aged 50-74 and resident in Scotland) and that this group meets three times a year in Edinburgh.


If you are interested or would like to find out more, please contact:

Louise MacLennan
Head of Equality and Engagement
Strategy and Governance
Area 027
Gyle Square
NHS National Services Scotland
Gyle Square
EH12 9EB
Tel: 0131 275 7457
Email: l.maclennan@nhs.net

Social Isolation Strategy – Scottish Government

The Scottish Government has recently published their attached strategy on tackling social isolation and loneliness.

The Vision:

A Scotland where individuals and communities are more connected, and everyone has the opportunity to develop meaningful relationships regardless of age, stage, circumstances or identity.

Available at the link below.

EDVA Autumn/Winter eBulletin

Click the doc below for the EDVA Autumn/Winter ebulletin:

Hearing aid maintenance drop-in sessions in Kirkintilloch

Action on Hearing Loss will be delivering a monthly drop-in clinic for hearing-aid maintenance at Deaf Blind Scotland in Kirkintilloch.

The clinics will offer advice on how to look after hearing aids and how to change the batteries and tubing (both should be changed every 5-6 months).  They will also demonstrate how to insert ear moulds correctly and will signpost to other useful organisations.

The Hearing Aid Drop-in Sessions at Deafblind Scotland’s Learning and Development Centre will take place:

Monday 10th December from 11.30am – 2pm Board Room

Monday 14th January from 11.30am – 2pm Board Room

Monday 11th February from 11.30am – 2pm Board Room.


All are welcome to access the clinics. Please contact Gillian Mooney on the email below if you require any further information: development@dbscotland.org.uk

Carers Allowance Supplement Roadshows

The Social Security Directorate are creating opportunities for people across the country to get involved in the design and operation of Scotland’s new social security system.

During July and August, a series of roadshows will be held across Scotland to raise awareness of the new Carer’s Allowance Supplement. The roadshows are specifically for those who work with carers and places will be limited.

It is hoped that as many front line staff as possible have the opportunity to attend.

Please RSVP to Colin Bell at: Colin.Bell2@gov.scot confirming your name, contact details, organisation and which date you wish to attend by close of play Friday 13th July. Please include any special requirements.

Roadshow Dates

Wednesday 11 July – 14 City Square, Committee Room 1, Dundee (10.30 to 1pm)

Thurs 12 July – Kirkcaldy Art Gallery, War Memorial Gardens, Kirkcaldy (10.30 to 1pm)

Wed 18 July – Broomhill Activity Centre, 197 Broomhill Road, Aberdeen (10.30 to 1pm)

Thurs 19 July – Spectrum Centre, 1 Margaret Street, Inverness (10.30 to 1pm)

Wed 25 July – Renfrewshire Carers Centre, Room 2, Unit 55, The Embroidery Mill, Abbey Mill Business Centre, Paisley (11.30 to 2pm)

Thurs 26 July – Ayr Town Hall, The Chambers, New Bridge Street, Ayr (10.30 to 1pm)

Mon 30 July – Lanarkshire Carers Centre, 92 Hallcraig Street, Airdrie (10.30 to 1pm)

Thurs 2 August – Vocal Edinburgh’s Carers Hub, Willow Boardroom, 60 Leith Walk, Edinburgh (10.30 to 1pm)

Wed 8 August – Teacher Building, Mash Room, 14 St.Enoch Square, Glasgow (10.30 to 1pm)

Thurs 9 August – Teacher Building, Mash Room, 14 St.Enoch Square, Glasgow (1.30 to 4pm)

Wed 15 August – Carers of West Lothian, Sycamore House, Quarrywood Court, Livingston (1.30 to 4pm)

Thurs 16 August – Cairndale Hotel, Annandale Meeting Room, English Street, Dumfries (10.30 to 1pm)

‘Your guide to EDHSCP and Volunteering Opportunities’ leaflet


Chest Heart & Stroke Scotland – National Surveys

This week Chest Heart & Stroke Scotland (CHSS) has launched 2 national surveys;

  • One survey is for people who live with a CHS condition
  • and the other for health and social care professionals.

Both surveys can be accessed online here and are live until 31st August.

For the Lived Experience survey CHSS want to reach as many people as possible about the impact of conditions such as;

  • COPD
  • Asthma
  • Stroke, and;
  • Heart Disease

The Health and Social Care Professionals survey is different and is seeking the views and awareness of CHSS, to inform the development of their future services, and particularly the pathways into those.

Dementia Friendly Concerts this Summer

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