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MEETINGS & EVENTS

Meetings are on the first Thursday of each month from 1pm - 3pm at Turning Point Scotland, 22 Newall Terrace, Dumfries.

Click here for our video on how to access the meeting room at Turning Point Scotland, 22 Newall Terrace, Dumfries.

Meetings are free to attend, refreshments are available, and we can arrange for someone to meet you to go into the building.  You can stay for as much or as little as you'd like.  Meetings can be a simple catch up with other members, swapping stories, or can include guest speakers - see the calendar of events for details.

Likewise, see the calendar for any 'pop-up' meetings at other locations.

Upcoming Events

Sep
23
Thu
2:00 pm Zoom Meeting – Single Access Point
Zoom Meeting – Single Access Point
Sep 23 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Amanda Stevenson, Team Manager for Single Access Point, will join our Zoom meeting on Thursday, 23rd September at 2pm to talk about what they do and how and when to access the services.   You can join us by downloading ‘Zoom Cloud Meetings’ on your smart phone or tablet, or go to www.zoom.us on your computer. Enter this info: – Meeting id: 843 5695 7034, Passcode: 2021   Single Access Point (SAP) is the point of contact for all new non-clinical emergency Health & Social Work Community Referrals. The team consists of Call Advisors, Senior Social Worker, Senior Care Co-Ordinator and Social Work Assistants. We also have our health colleagues …

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Oct
7
Thu
2:00 pm Annual General Meeting (AGM) 2021
Annual General Meeting (AGM) 2021
Oct 7 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
We will hold our AGM on Thursday, 7th October at 2pm online by Zoom.   If you, or someone you know, may be interested in joining the Committee, whether existing or new member, friend, partner, or family member, please let us know before the AGM if possible. We want to strengthen the capacity of our committee and also include supporters who are themselves well, but can appreciate our lived experience of ME/CFS and Fibromyalgia. At this year’s AGM, one of the matters we will be voting on relates to whether or not we would like to change our status to become a Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisation (SCIO). Now that we …

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Calendar of Events

Sep
23
Thu
Zoom Meeting – Single Access Point
Sep 23 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Amanda Stevenson, Team Manager for Single Access Point, will join our Zoom meeting on Thursday, 23rd September at 2pm to talk about what they do and how and when to access the services.

 

You can join us by downloading ‘Zoom Cloud Meetings’ on your smart phone or tablet, or go to www.zoom.us on your computer.

Enter this info: – Meeting id: 843 5695 7034, Passcode: 2021

 

Single Access Point (SAP) is the point of contact for all new non-clinical emergency Health & Social Work Community Referrals. The team consists of Call Advisors, Senior Social Worker, Senior Care Co-Ordinator and Social Work Assistants. We also have our health colleagues who are now co-located with us (2 Health Advisors and Admin). Co-location has stream-lined our processes, reduced duplication and improved our communication.

SAP processes referrals for Social Work (both Adult and Children), Social Work Occupational Therapy, Mental Health Officer, Multi Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH), Physiotherapy, Community Nursing, Health and Wellbeing Team, Pharmacy, Community Rehab Occupational Therapy, Podiatry, Dietetics and Speech and Language Therapy. Once all the information has been taken for the referral it is then screened by the operational staff within SAP, which may be Social Work or Health staff. This helps ensure that the referrals go to the right service at the right time.

SAP receives referrals via email and telephone. Due to the high volume of calls we have call back requests. In order to prioritise workload we have a priority framework and Red Amber Green system in place. Staff are allocated different tasks each day to avoid duplication.
As SAP has evolved, the number of referrals has increased significantly since August 2020.
COVID-19 has impacted many services and SAP has experienced many changes and challenges over the last 12 months. SAP has experienced increase in demand, change in processes and staffing changes. Despite all of these challenges we have developed as a team and as a service.

If you would like to make a referral to any of the above services, then please contact SAP on 030 33 33 3001 or AccessTeam@dumgal.gov.uk. SAP operates from 9am to 5pm Monday to Friday.

Oct
7
Thu
Annual General Meeting (AGM) 2021
Oct 7 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

We will hold our AGM on Thursday, 7th October at 2pm online by Zoom.

 

If you, or someone you know, may be interested in joining the Committee, whether existing or new member, friend, partner, or family member, please let us know before the AGM if possible. We want to strengthen the capacity of our committee and also include supporters who are themselves well, but can appreciate our lived experience of ME/CFS and Fibromyalgia.

At this year’s AGM, one of the matters we will be voting on relates to whether or not we would like to change our status to become a Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisation (SCIO). Now that we have been successful in securing some larger pots of grant funding, it may well be the natural next step for the organisation as it would provide a greater degree of security for both our Trustees and any staff we take on. Please join us at the meeting to hear the discussion and share any thoughts you might have.

 

You can join us by downloading ‘Zoom Cloud Meetings’ on your smart phone or tablet, or go to www.zoom.us on your computer.

Enter this info: – Meeting id: 843 5695 7034, Passcode: 2021

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