Resources: News

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:

ECC Carers Focus Newsletter: July 2023

The ECC Carers Focus Newsletter for July 2023 is now out and available to read.

Inside you can find information and updates about our services going forward, our new fundraising campaign, a thank you and farewell to two of our colleagues who are moving on from ECC, dates for upcoming peer support groups, and more. You can access the newsletter on our website by following this link:

Job Opportunity: Carer Peer Support Worker (Eating Disorders)

Edinburgh Carers Council is looking for two peer support workers to assist carers and adult siblings of people with an eating disorder to feel supported in their caring role and to experience improved wellbeing. The posts can be either full time or part time. Personal or lived experience as a carer of a person with an eating disorder is desirable. For more details, please visit this link:

Edinburgh Community Bookshop Supports ECC in March 2023

Edinburgh Carers Council has been sponsored by Edinburgh Community Bookshop for March 2023!

Each month, Edinburgh Community Bookshop nominates a different local charity that's based in Edinburgh and supports people in the community. They do this by donating most of their profits from that month directly to the charity. You can visit the bookshop and buy some lovely donated second-hand books to help raise funds for ECC (for March only)

ECC Independent Advocacy Funding

Edinburgh Carers Council has been funded by city of Edinburgh Council to provide independent advocacy services to unpaid carers since 2012.  Unfortunately this funding will end on 30 June 2023 as the Council has decided to give the funding to another organisation.  This means that there will be some changes in our advocacy provision over the next few months.   We do not yet have the full details of these changes but will keep you up to date as we progress discussions with the new organisation. 

ECC Festive Hours 2022/2023

Edinburgh Carers Council Festive Hours 2022/2023

Friday, 23 December - Open
Monday, 26 December (Public Holiday) - Closed
Tuesday, 27 December (Public Holiday) - Closed
Wednesday, 28 December - Open
Thursday, 29 December - Open
Friday, 30 December - Open
Monday, 2 January (Public Holiday) - Closed
Tuesday, 3 January (Public Holiday) - Closed

Normal working hours will resume on Wednesday, 4th January 2023.