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Carers Week 2024

Canal Boat Trip - Friday 14 June

Carers Week this year is from 10th-16th June.

We are pleased that this year, we have booked a Canal Boat Trip from Polwarth!

When: Friday 14th June, 10:30am-12:30pm
Where: The trip will start at Polwarth Pontoon behind Polwarth Parish Church at 36-38 Polwarth Terrace. The boat then turns at the Slateford Aqueduct and the Lochrin Quay.

Trips typically take 2 hours and can accommodate up to 12 passengers. We will have teas, coffees, biscuits, scones and cakes.

Carers Focus Newsletter: April 2024

Our latest Carers Focus Newsletter for April 2024 is now available.

Click here to download the newsletter.

Inside, you can find information on:

Carers Focus Newsletter: December 2023

Our latest Carers Focus Newsletter for December 2023 is now available.

Click here to download the newsletter.

Inside, you can find information including a summary of our past year and an overview of our current services, our Christmas opening hours, a welcome to our two newest team members Josh and Sarah, details on our next Carers Forum and peer support groups, a fundraising update, volunteering opportunities, and more.

Next Carers Forum - 18th January 2024

Our next Carers Forum will be on Thursday 18th January 2024 from 11:00am - 1:00pm at Great Michael House, 14 Links Place, Leith, EH6 7EZ.

We are pleased to welcome Lynsey Walker, Hospital Discharge Carer Support Worker from the Edinburgh Carer Support Team to talk with us about her work and provide information on Adult Carer Support Plans. There will also be an opportunity for you to raise any issues that are important to you.

People's Postcode Trust

People’s Postcode Trust is a grant-giving charity funded entirely by players of People’s Postcode Lottery.

We are delighted to have received funding of £25,000 from the Trust to help us to continue delivering our individual, collective and peer advocacy services for unpaid carers.

Keeping Edinburgh Podcast

We are pleased to share that we will be featured in the new 'Keeping Edinburgh podcast' which recently launched for people across the Capital, and is available to download via Apple and Spotify.

Next Carers Forum - 23rd November - 14 Links Place

Next Carers Forum - Thursday 23rd November

Time: 11:00am - 1:00pm
Venue: 'The Links' Room, Great Michael House, 14 Links Place, Leith, EH6 7EZ

AGM 2023 - 1st November 2023

Join us for our Annual General Meeting to discuss our progress to date, the impact we've had and our future focus.

Date: Wednesday 1st November 2023
Time: 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Location: 14 Links Place, Leith, Edinburgh EH6 7EZ

Carers Forum - 21st September

Our next Carers Forum will be held on Thursday, 21st September 2023.

Time: 11:00am - 1:00pm
Place: Great Michael House, 14 Links Place, Edinburgh EH6 7EZ

ECC Fundraiser

We need your help!

We are raising funds to help us run our existing programmes and develop new ones so we can be there for any carer who needs individual or collective advocacy. Your pledges and donations will help us to continue to stand side-by-side with carers to help overcome barriers they face and to continue the care they provide.

Please visit our online Crowdfunding page: https://www.crowdfunder.co.uk/p/edinburgh-carers-council-sc052190-1

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