CWD is an independent, voluntary organisation managed by a voluntary Board. The service works in partnership with West Dunbartonshire Health & Social Care Partnership. The Carers’ Service operates from premises in Dumbarton Road and provides a base from which the service is managed and a resource hub used for groups sessions, training and meetings. The service provides a range of support for carers aged 18+ living in West Dunbartonshire or who care for someone living in the area. The Centre is staffed by a team including Service Manager and Support Workers, with outreach services available throughout West Dunbartonshire; home visits can also be arranged if required. In addition to offering adult carer support plans and practical and emotional support, Carers of West Dunbartonshire also offers complementary therapies and stress management, carer training and learning opportunities, peer support, support for carers affected by alcohol misuse, short breaks and replacement care.
- From 2nd December 2019 to 9th December 2019
- Award: £10,000 via Call 3
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- Charity registered in Scotland SC038695
The grant will help us to upgrade our IT system, a review has identified a challenge in that our server is several years old and some of our PC's are developing problems. We have identified a need to put in place more efficient server hardware and PCs– allowing us to improve efficiency and ensure that the new data management system which we installed early in 2019 can be used to maximum effect. We would like the funding for the following: 1 x Fujitsu Primergy TX1330 M4 1 x APC Smart UPS 1500va 9 x Fujitsu Esprimo D538 desktop PCs 1 x Fujitsu Esprimo D538 desktop PC (for the backup process) Including installation & configuration. This includes backing up our existing email and migrating it over to Office 365, set up the users and any distribution lists/shared mailboxes required. Storeage Craft Recovery Ability will also be installed. This is a suite of software to protect our system more securely.