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Message from Ruth Rooney: Carer feedback needed

Message from Ruth Rooney, Edinburgh Carers Council Coordinator:

Hello,

I am contacting you to ask for your support in relation to the advocacy service at Edinburgh Carers Council.

AGM 2020

Edinburgh Carers Council’s AGM

When: Thursday, 21 January 11 am - 12 pm

Where: Online via Zoom

You are warmly invited to join us for our first online Annual General Meeting to hear all about our past work over the year 2020.

To register, please email rachael@edinburghcarerscouncil.co.uk

Volunteers Needed!

We are looking for volunteers for our Board of Trustees

Christmas Hours 2020

Edinburgh Carers Council's Christmas Hours 2020

Thursday, 24 December (Christmas Eve) - CLOSED from 12 noon
Friday, 25 December (Christmas Day) - CLOSED
Monday, 28 December (Public Holiday) - CLOSED
Tuesday, 29 December - CLOSED
Wednesday, 30 December - CLOSED
Thursday 31 December (New Year's Eve) - OPEN 9am-5pm
Friday 1 January (New Year's Day) - CLOSED
Monday 4 January (Public Holiday) - CLOSED

Resuming normal working hours on Tuesday, 5 January 2021

 

Fundraising Appeal

Help us continue to provide advocacy & peer support to unpaid carers

Edinburgh Carers Council is a small, local charity which has been providing advocacy, information and support to unpaid mental health carers in Edinburgh for over 20 years. Caring for someone with a mental illness can be a difficult, lonely, and isolating experience.

Support ECC with AmazonSmile

You can now support Edinburgh Carers Council by shopping on AmazonSmile! It has all the same prices as Amazon with the added bonus that AmazonSmile will donate a portion of the purchase price to your selected charity.

Click this link to to support ECC while you shop;

https://smile.amazon.co.uk/ch/SC028469

Temporary Waiting List

We now currently have a temporary waiting list of 2-4 weeks for our individual advocacy service.

If you'd like to make a referral to the advocacy service please continue to phone our office number on 0131 322 8480 or email info@edinburghcarerscoucil.co.uk. Please include a brief overview of your situation and an advocacy worker will be in touch to let you know how long the wait may be.

July Newsletter & Next Carers Forum

You can now view our latest Carers Focus Newsletter for July 2020!

Read the text-only version on our website here.

If you would like to receive the full version please email rachael@edinburghcarerscouncil.co.uk for your copy. You can also ask to be put on our mailing list to receive the latest news/updates.

 

Carers Week 2020

Each year Edinburgh Carers Council hosts an event for Carers Week, usually a social gathering or a fun workshop.

This year Carers Week is from the 8th-14th of June and just because we can't all get together physically shouldn't mean we can't participate in Carers Week in a different way.

We were thinking that because we're not able to get together, and many of us aren't able to take a holiday or a respite break away from home...

Updated local guidance: Carers & PPE

There has been some updated guidance from the local government on Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and how to require it if you're caring for someone and providing personal care.

These documents contain a visual guide to help you determine if you require PPE to carry out your caring role and who you should contact if you require a supply.

Please be aware there are two versions of this guidance and these are as follows:

Coronavirus – Mental Welfare Commission Advice for Carers

The Mental Welfare Commission has published new advice on the coronavirus situation for people who use mental health, learning disability and dementia services and for their family and carers.

You can find the advice by visiting their website here:

https://www.mwcscot.org.uk/news/coronavirus-mental-welfare-commission-advice-people-using-services-and-their-familycarers

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