The Open University have circulated the information below, which may be of interest to Scottish Care members:
- Part-time Fee Grant – SAAS have opened applications early this year for people applying to study with the OU in October. Any learners with a personal income of up to £25k should be eligible. More information at http://www.open.ac.uk/scotland/study/fees-and-funding-0
- The place of adult learning in widening access to Higher Education – you may have already received an invitation to this OU in Scotland event, which takes place in Glasgow on 25 May. There are still places available if you or a colleague are interested Register here.
- How music and technology can help people with dementia is another OU event coming up on 30 May in Glasgow for those interested in mental health, dementia and caring for older people. OU Honorary Graduate, Sally Magnusson, will be the keynote speaker. Dr Caroline Holland from the OU will share research on how GPS technology can be used to help people with dementia. Full details and tickets are on the OU Facebook page or you can register direct through Eventbrite.
- Understanding Parkinson’s for health and social care staff is an open educational resource developed in partnership between OEPS and the Parkinson’s UK Excellence Network. It has been shortlisted for the 2017 Scottish Charity Awards in the Demonstrating Digital category of the Awards. You can vote quickly and easily through the GoodHQ website.
- State of Caring 2017 – Every year Carers Scotland and Carers UK produce a survey of carers called State of Caring and they are asking carers to participate before it closes. The results will be published during Carers Week in June. Complete the survey »