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Carer Survey & Events

The Scottish Government has made funding available for carers for the next 5 years and help is needed in order to decide which support and services are needed to best assist you in your caring role. Please take ten minutes to complete this survey by following the link below,

Carers Week Event - June 2018

To mark Carers Week we are hosting an event at ‘The Mews’, 35 Young Street, North Lane, Edinburgh on Friday 15th June, 12:30 – 4 pm. The event is free and lunch is provided. There will be a choice of workshops and the aim is for everyone to have a fun, relaxing afternoon and meet other carers.

Heather from Light Bulb Arts will facilitate a creative arts workshop. No experience is required and all materials will be provided. All you need is your imagination and you can create a beautiful work of art to take home with you.

Royal Edinburgh Community Gardens’ Big Lunch 2018


The Cyrenians are hosting the Royal Edinburgh Community Gardens’ Big Lunch 2018 on Sunday 3rd June 2018.

The event will be a relaxed, informal get-together for staff, service users and volunteers of various charities to promote the community and the public.

The event will be bring & buy and the plan is to have a wide variety of food and refreshments. If you are able to bring along some homemade cooking or cakes, that is brilliant, though you should not feel like it’s a requirement.

We are moving office

This week we are beginning to move office, from The Canon Mill to the Leith Links. Our new address will be Edinburgh Carers Council, Gf5, 14 Links Place, Edinburgh, EH6 7EZ. Disabled access is located around the back of the building. There is free parking, and Lothian buses that travel along this route including the 12, and 16.

Our telephone number is also changing. The new number will be 0131 332 8480.

Carers Forum - Save the Date

A date has been set for our next Carers Forum. We will be meeting on Thursday 30th March 2017, 11-2 at Edinburgh Carers Council offices at 1-3 Canon Street, The Canon Mill, EH3 5HE. Topic is to be advised so watch this space.

Please get in touch with Greig or James on or 0131 270 6087 for more information or to register your interest. Lunch and refreshments provided.



Creative Breaks Fund 2017

Creative Breaks Fund for 2017

 Support in Mind Scotland will be running the Creative Breaks Fund in 2017. The programme was launched on Friday 3rd February and the fund is part of Shared Care Scotland’s Time to Live Short Breaks scheme.

Latest ECC newsletter

Please take the time to read all he latest news and community updates in our recent newsletter.


New Training Portal

NHS Lothian in partnership with BEAT, the UK's Eating Disorders Charity have developed a new training portal for professionals who work with young people in the education, mental health or social sector. More details can be viewed on the BEAT website.

AdvoCard -Welfare Reform & DWP Issues

Ben MacPherson, MSP for Edinburgh Northern and Leith, has tabled a motion in parliament on behalf of AdvoCard, LCil, Inclusion Scotland and People First. In this motion we ask that the right to advocacy be included in new Social Security Legislation which would give people the right to have an advocacy worker present at assessments and to help with the claim process. Please show your support for this by asking your MSP to back the motion (MOTION NUMBER S5m - 01817).

Lunch Breaks for Carers

The Eric Liddell Centre has 'lunch breaks' for carers to attend with the person they care for on Fridays from 1 - 3 pm. It's open to carers of any age who are currently in a caring role and where the cared for person would be able to attend also. Enjoy a two-course lunch followed by a programme of shared activities such as singing, games, quizzes, themed reminiscence and more...