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Carers Rights Day - Friday 30th November

22 November 2018

To mark Carers Rights Day on Friday 30th November, our Schools Project is hosting a professional event which will bring together key members of staff for young carers across Edinburgh’s schools, colleges and universities. 


At this event, the Young Carer Co-ordinators will be joined by the Enquire service who will facilitate a workshop on the rights afforded for young carers who have an additional support need.  Many young carers face practical or psychological barriers to achieving their full educational potential, as recognised in the Education (Additional Support for Learning) (Scotland) Act 2014. 


New powers are in place for 12-15 year old young carers under this Act, and to celebrate Carers Rights Day, we will make sure that education staff across the City are aware of these rights, and can support young carers to exercise these.



EVOC Carers Rights Day Wellbeing Drop-in

21 November 2018

EVOC will be marking Carers Rights Day on Friday 30th November from 11am – 3.30pm by hosting a drop-in wellbeing event for paid and unpaid carers across Edinburgh. There will be a small spa space, a chance to try Reiki, Indian Head Massage and yoga, and a free lucky dip with prizes donated by businesses across Edinburgh.

Anyone who has caring responsibilities is invited to attend and this event is open to young carers and adults alike.

Unfortunately, there will be no respite service at this event but carers are welcome to bring the person(s) they care for. The more the merrier! This is a drop-in event and you can join us at any point during the times listed, but we would be grateful if you could register to help us have a sense of numbers to expect.

The theme of Carers Rights Day this year is Caring for Your Future. The day is organised by Carers UK annually to:

  • Make carers aware of their rights

  • Let carers know where to get help and support

  • Raise awareness of the needs of carers

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EVOC has been supporting Edinburgh’s residents for 150 years and we are celebrating this anniversary by promoting charity, kindness and the work and achievements of the third sector through a range of events. You can read more about our project, supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund, on our website at


Travel and Location Information

Our new office at 525 Ferry Road is fully accessible with plenty of parking, and is easily reached by public transport. The EVOC offices are on the second floor and reached by lift or stairs.


There are 125 parking spaces including disability spaces.

Lothian Buses 21 and 27 stop in front of the building and there are additional bus services that stop nearby on Crewe Road.

Further venue information is available at

Additional Information

For any questions related to this event, please contact Lucy Ridley, Programme Manager – EVOC 150 by email at or phone at 0131 555 9104.

Edinburgh Carer Support Team will also be holding an information stall.



'I was a child carer - it made me who I am today'

20 July 2018

Excellent article from the BBC website regarding the experiences of being a young carer.

See link below

Celebration for Young Carers at Central Library - We Care Do You

26 June 2018

We are delighted that young carers from Young carer services across Edinburgh were involved in making this film which was launched at the Central Library on 21st June 2018. The film was made for and by Young Carers.

The Young Carers in this film completed this work with the filmmaker Gavin Bryce and his team but make no mistake regarding whose film this is - over five Monday evenings the young people wrote the message they wanted to give and drove the direction and final cut of the film. It is their voices and it is their film – our responsibility is to watch it and hear the message and call for action.

This is best watched Google Chrome

YOYP 2018 & Carers Act launch

21 June 2018

Almost time for the Year of the Young Person (#YOYP2018) and Carers Act launch event at The Central library. 5:30pm for a 6pm start.

See you there!!!

Carers Week 2018 & Year of the Young Person updates...

25 April 2018

#sharingourcaring #yearoftheyoungperson #carersweek 3rd session preparing for a future exhibition stay tuned...@StillsEdinburgh

EYC Book group update...

28 March 2018

On the last Tuesday of the month Edinburgh Young Carers Book Group meet at Portobello Library. Every month we read and review a different book.

Our book of the month for April is The Great Hamster Massacre by Katie Davies

Get involved!
We want to hear what you think.
What are your thoughts on the book?
Do you have a favourite character?
Let us know what you think.

Our book for February was Revolting Rhymes by Roald Dahl we gave it a ……… THUMBS UP!!!

Respitality Video featuring EYC

28 March 2018

Edinburgh Young Carers shared Respitality's post

Our #Fridayfeature needs little introduction this week. We're going to let @Edinburghyoungcarers speak for themselves in this fantastic film of their big adventure to St Andrews. We are super proud of this film and the young people who made it, we hope you love it too!