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Christmas Thanks!

2 February 2012

We were invited to attend the launch of the book tree at Blackwells book shop in South Bridge on 24th November,2011. 
This is an initiative which we have been involved in for the past 3 years. Customers who purchase a book for themselves can also buy an additional book which is then donated to previously chosen charities at Christmas.

This year we received 68 books for distribution to young carers in Edinburgh.

We are as ever very grateful to Carolyne and her team for their hard work and generosity and also to the individuals who donated the books

We also received 37 gifts from The Royal College of General Practitioners and would like to thank Diane for organising this and send a big thank you to everyone who donated a gift.

We received a number of gifts from the C7 church in Edinburgh and would like to thank Lorna for arranging this and especially for dropping off all the gifts to the office.


EYCP Christmas Card Competition 2011

12 December 2011

These are the winners of our Christmas Card competition, Well Done!:

Christmas Elf gives EYCP a helping hand!

1 December 2011

Many thanks to Joyce Faichney who kindly donated 40 selection boxes to be given out at our Young Carers Christmas Party.

Merry Christmas to you!

Edinburgh Young Carers Project Open Day 2012

14 November 2011

Tuesday, 14 February 2012 · 10:30 - 16:00

Location The Boys' Brigade Edinburgh HQ
Pollock Pavilion, 227 Ferry Road
Edinburgh, United Kingdom

More info More details closer to the time. It will be a mix of workshops, information, fun activities and a consultation regarding the future direction of EYCP's Forum.

The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn

10 November 2011

The recent cinema visit for the youngest groups (5-9) in the project was a great success if the kids’ lack of chatter during the film is anything to go by.

The film is packed with scene after scene of action packed excitement, made all the more thrilling by the 3D effect.

Their comments include ‘fantastic’, ‘can’t wait till Tintin 2 comes out’, ‘ I fell sick with that sailing!’ and ‘Great, I really enjoyed it’.

So roll on the next ‘Herge’s Adventures of Tintin’.

Celebrity Wish List

31 October 2011

Remember to watch Celebrity Wish List - tonight 7:30pm Channel 5. (They filmed McFly at the Scottish Young Carers Festival)

EYCP Trip to Inchcolm Island 2011

27 October 2011

A lovely day was had by all on EYCP October break trip.

Draft EADP Commissioning Plan: Commissioning for Recovery 2011-2014

12 October 2011

The Way Forward for Drug & Alcohol Recovery
Does some else’s drinking or drug use impact on your life? Do you have an idea that could make alcohol and drug services better for someone you care for?

Edinburgh Alcohol and Drug Partnership (EADP) is asking people in the city for their views on its draft commissioning plan: Commissioning for Recovery 2011-2014.

This draft plan sets out how EADP intends to commission services that will see more people achieve a sustained recovery from problem alcohol and drug use. It outlines the partnership’s priorities and the outcomes it is seeking to achieve through the services it commissions.

The partnership wants to hear the views of friends, family members or carers who are affected by someone else's alcohol and/or drug use.
Information on the draft plan is available on the EADP website, including the full version of the draft plan and a summary.  

Response can be made by:
• completing the online survey
• send your views by email or by post to the address below:

Level 1/7
Waverley Court

Your view is important so please take the time to share your thoughts on how services for people with alcohol and drug problems in the capital are commissioned. The consultation will run until the 21st October 2011.