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EYCP Newsletter - Issue 1

30 September 2013

Welcome to the very first issue of the EYCP newsletter.

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Edinburgh Joint Carers' Strategy

30 August 2013

The City of Edinburgh Council and NHS Lothian recognise the crucial role that carers contribute to their communities across Edinburgh. A range of good quality support needs to be available to carers at the right time and place. This is to ensure that the individual needs of carers are met. With the advent of self directed support, there will be more opportunities to have more personalised support which will empower them through improved choice and control.

Edinburgh’s Joint Carers’ Strategy has been developed in partnership with key local stakeholders from Health, Local Authority, the voluntary sector and carers. The strategy outlines local priorities and outcomes for carers in Edinburgh for the next three years from 2014 to 2017. This integrated approach has outcomes for carers at its centre and made use of the Wisconsin Logic Model to develop the strategy. The aim is that this strategy will be the main roadmap for support and improved outcomes to both young and adult carers in Edinburgh.

There are six priority areas identified within the strategy for Edinburgh’s carers:
• identifying carers
• information and advice
• carer health and wellbeing
• short breaks / respite
• young adult carers
• personalising support for carers.

We are consulting on this draft strategy and the priority areas from 02 September until 31 October 2013. We are keen to find out what people think about this strategy.

Check out for more information and details on how you can participate in this consultation.

You can have your say on the draft strategy by completing the online form at or by requesting a consultation form from  or contacting 0131 553 8468.

Young Carers Co-ordinator E-Newsletter - Issue 1

20 August 2013

Welcome to the very first edition of this Young Carer Co-ordinator E-Newsletter, sent to you as part of the Schools Awareness Raising Campaign at Edinburgh Young Carers Project.

We hope to produce one e-newsletter each quarter to provide you with information and updates about our schools work, other EYCP service activities, and relevant local and national young carers policy and strategy.

I hope you enjoy your read!



Carers Forum on Wednesday 18th September (2pm-5pm)

13 August 2013

Money raised from Carers Week 2013

31 July 2013

A visit to Marie Curie Hospice yesterday to hand over the money raised in Carers Week 2013.

Thanks to Fiona Bushby from Marie Curie.

Stockbridge Primary School Fundraising Project: June 2013

25 July 2013

Congratulations to all of the pupils in P6 who have been taking part in a fundraising project with HOTS teachers.

The children worked incredibly hard to raise money for 3 local charities; The Yard, Edinburgh Young Carers and Barnardos Edinburgh.

The class organised a variety of events including a school disco, book swap, mini olympics, supermarket bag packing, food fair and raffle.

The final total raised was £909 which has been shared between the three charities.

Jenny from The Yard, Tracey from Edinburgh Young Carers Project and Barnardos worker, Johnny, attended the P6 celebration of success assembly where they received a cheque on behalf of their organisation.

A big thank you to everyone who contributed to the success of the project.

Volunteer Club Assistant fo Pilton Equalities Project

23 July 2013


Volunteer Club Assistant fo Pilton Equalities Project

Laura works with our Mental Health Workers as part of our Neighbourhood Group, preparing and providing breakfast, lunch and support group activities. Attentive and great listener, Laura fully understands the issues that affect our members. She started volunteering  with PEP as a volunteer daycare assistant, later becoming a passenger assistant on our minibuses. Laura is selfless and committed, undertaking all training opportunities offered to her. She has a great rapport with older people and build relationships with them quickly.

Laura is a great example of recovery through volunteering. She has developed her skills and increased her confidence taking the opportunity to improve her quality of life and using her experience to support others. She has also taken the opportunity to develop her skills in a different area whilst continuing her volunteering in Mental Health Support.

Well done to you Laura!! 

Pictured with The Rt Hon Donald Wilson is the Lord Lieutenant and Lord Provost of the City of Edinburgh

Free Music Workshops @ Hearts or Hibs

4 July 2013

Summer Holiday Workshops

Monday 29th July – Friday 2nd August
Monday 5th – Friday 9th August
6- 8pm / Tynecastle Stadium / FREE

Weekly Music Classes (starting August 2013)

Monday evenings
5-6.30pm / Tynecastle Stadium / Free

If you are interested in getting involved with Music Box or
would like to find out more, you can do so in the following

Call: 07522 985 772 

Summer Holiday Workshops

Monday 15 – Friday 19 July & Monday 22 – Friday 26 July
3-5pm / Easter Road Stadium

If you are interested in getting involved with Music Box or
would like to find out more, you can do so in the following

Call: 07522 985 772