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Complementary Therapy Workshops

16 May 2013

Over the past few week EYCP have been using the skills of Kathleen Murray to promote relaxation with young carers. All our groups have benefited from her expertise from our 5 years olds to our 16+ group.


9 May 2013

The feedback has been great from the group about their trip to Wagamamas and how much fun they had trying something a little different. The young people and we workers felt the environment, food and service was really fun and friendly! We felt that all the staff at Wagamamas Lothian Road really made an effort to support the group and was amazing. I would like to thank you so much for this experience, your consideration, time and generosity have really made a group of young carers very happy.

Thank you very much again; especially you Peter and Anna, a lovely time was had by all.

And Thank You Wagamamas!!!!

Young adult carers: tell us about your experiences in education and work

2 May 2013

Are you 14-25 years-old, caring unpaid for a friend or family member?

Carerstrust have launched a new survey to allow you to share your views and experiences of school, college, university and work.

Young adult carers often find it difficult to juggle caring with school, college or work. So Carers Trust is working with The University of Nottingham to find out what helps. Tell us what you think!

The overall aim is to use our findings to develop better services and support for Young Adult Carers.

Click on the link to access the survey online: Link

Hotels Kick-off for Charity

11 April 2013

Edinburgh Hoteliers Association (EHA) held a five-a-side football tournament at The World of Football, Edinburgh Corn Exchange on Sunday 7th April. Twelve teams from eleven hotels took part as they raised £800 for Edinburgh Young Carers Project. With lots of hospitable camaraderie off the park the volunteer FIFA qualified referees made sure that it continued on the park.

The eventual winners, The Sheraton Hotel who defeated Dunstane House Hotel in the final, hailed the event as a great success.

Echoing their comments, Chris Wayne-Wills the EHA Chairman said ‘This is the first event of this kind we have run for a number of years and I am delighted the hotel teams had a great time. It was a super day and a wonderful opportunity to raise money for a local charity’.

Margaret Murphy, Head of Service at Edinburgh Young Carers Project, commented ‘I am so grateful to the EHA for choosing to support our project. Since 1994 we have helped many people aged 5 – 20 years who have a practical and emotional caring responsibility. It is only with such support that we can continue to help the young people of Edinburgh who find themselves in this situation’.

The event was organised by David Clancy, General Manager of the Edinburgh City Hotel who is now planning a tournament for next year.

For more information contact:

Chris Wayne-Wills, Chairman Edinburgh Hotelier Association 07903261980
Margaret Murphy, Edinburgh Young Carers Project 07852167708

Claire Gilfillan, Web Content Editor, GTC Scotland

10 April 2013

Claire Gilfillan recently met with an organisation called the Edinburgh Young Carers Project (EYCP) to discuss the work that they do and how probationer teachers can become more aware of young carers in their classroom and schools.

Link to full article here


More animal fun at EYCP!!! Cool Creatures

12 March 2013

The young people and we workers felt the activity was really informative and fun! We felt that you and the animals really made an effort to support the group and was amazing.  I would like to thank you so much for this experience, your knowledge, consideration and time have really made a group of young carers very happy. I will be spreading the word to the other groups we work with and associated agencies.

Thank you very much again, lovely time had by all.

And Thank You to all the wee animals!!!!

Lois and all the 5-8’s

Birthday Cake

22 February 2013

Cake!! Thanks to Free Cakes for Kids (Edinburgh) for this tasty Chocolate treat.

Probationer Teacher Scotland Podcast with EYCP

19 February 2013

In this podcast, Claire Gilfillan from Probationer Teacher Scotland talks with Lois Ratcliffe and Tracey Stewart from Edinburgh Young Carers Project about the work they do with young carers both in the community and in schools.


Click to launch Probationer Teacher Scotland website

Click to listen to MP3