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CORONAVIRUS UPDATE -

Society Operations
Wednesday 1st April


Due to the ongoing situation with the Coronavirus, we have taken the difficult decision to furlough our staff and make an application to the Job Retention Scheme. This move will lessen the financial implications on the Society during this time and ensuring that the staff retain a monthly salary. However, this does mean that apart from myself (Alison) that Ainslay, Jen, Jenni, Eileen, Kenny and Jacqui will not be able to work or volunteer for the Society.

For those of you that have welcomed the weekly or twice weekly phone calls, please be assured that these phone calls will still take place but they will be from me and two volunteers – Gavin and Leah so please do not be alarmed if your usual phone call is from either one of those – the good news is that they can both talk for Scotland!

Please be assured that all calls to the Society will still get through to 227101 so please call if you need assistance or just a chat.

I have put together a small directory of assistance that is available in the community to help everyone get through this period of isolation – please see below;

 

National Helpline for vulnerable people - 0800 111 4000

Food & Grocery deliveries The Food Train Dundee – tel 801944

Dundee Volunteer & Voluntary Action food delivery – tel 305705

Feeling Strong Dundee – applications to be made online www.feelingstrong.co.uk or contact 227101 for assistance

Scott Brothers Butchers – premade boxes of fruit, veg and dairy along with meat deliveries to vulnerable and those self isolating, tel 819417

Clementines of Broughty Ferry – free delivery of fruit, veg, dried pasta, soup and meal bags etc, tel 738939

Les Turriff Fruit & Veg – 773838

Snappy Shopper – online delivery service from local shops www.snappyshopper.co.uk

TeleTaxis – are making deliveries to the vulnerable and those self isolating – tel 825825

Befriending/Companionship

RNIB Talk & Support Services - Contact the RNIB helpline on 0303 123 9999 to find out more or alternatively email helpline@rnib.org.uk  

The Food Train Friends – tel 810944

Community Companions, Dundee Volunteer & Voluntary Action  - tel
Clare 07983707168 or Efi 07939154330

Blether Tigether - Tel 413072

DIAL-OP Keeping the people of Dundee informed and helping them to feel connected, safer and valued, tel 305757

 

** Blue Badge Parking

Dundee City Council Blue Badge Section  have confirmed that they have been given government guidance this morning that any Blue Badges that have expired since January or are due to expire will be able to be used until the 30th September and no parking charge notices will be issued for expired badges.

Please can you share this with anyone you know that may be concerned about their blue badge.


Thank you and take care, 

Alison Rae,  on behalf of the Board & Staff   


Dundee Blind and Partially Sighted Society was founded in 1879 and is a local independent charity providing services to the citizens of Dundee, Angus, Perthshire and North East Fife.


DBPSS is working towards a world where all people who are blind or partially sighted enjoy the same rights, opportunities and responsibilities as everyone else.

We provide a wide range of services to people with a visual impairment and we advise Members on all aspects of support services in relation to their visual loss.

The Society is funded by donations through our Facebook page and legacies - people ofter confuse us as being part of some national organisation e.g. RNIB or Guide Dogs for the Blind Association, but we are not part of these organisations and we are not funded by them.

DBPSS offers its Members a extensive calendar of social activities throughout the year, these include Bingo, Craft Club, Lunch Club, a Reminiscence Group, Games Afternoons, our very popular Armchair Aerobics, and weekly outings amongst others.  These activities are aimed at ensuring that Members are able to participate in and benefit from activities similar to those enjoyed by their sighted peers.  We have our own transport system which gives door to door service, making it more convenient and easier for Members to attend.

DBPSS recognises that the social activities offered are a vital lifeline to its Members, it offers them an opportunity to meet and engage with their contemporaries, participate in group outings and share experiences. 

Check out our Monday outings for February if you would like to attend any of the activities please give us a call on 227101.

Although we offer these services to all, we are not a day care centre and cannot offer services to those that require one-to-one personal care unless accompanied by a carer. 

If you would like to become a Member, we would love to hear from you.


We also offer accessible room hire and catering to outside organisations who wish to hold events, please see our Meeting Rooms for Hire page for further information  

 

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