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Young Adult Carers Forum Update

1 September 2016

Young Adult Carers from our Forum attended an NHS review day where they met with Paul Gray, Director General Health and Social Care and Chief Executive of the NHS Scotland.

The Forum had prepared three questions which they asked the Director, they also asked follow up questions on the topic of mental health waiting lists.

Lots of discussion and debate from everyone around the table, also there were representatives from Broomhouse Young Carers and the Broomhouse Centre, The Patients Council REH, Scottish Health Council and Larry’s Buddies throat cancer survivors.

The young adult carers have been invited to participate in further discussion with the NHS around their experiences of the mental health services.

Thank you to Lesley Baxter and NHS Lothian for the invitation, the young people found it really interesting to be part of the discussion today and to feel like their voices were heard.

Family Coffee Morning

31 August 2016

If anyone would like to volunteer to help on the day please get in touch

5-9 Group at Bia Bistro

18 August 2016

Young Carers Play

8 August 2016

We are using #youngcarersplay to highlight the need for young carers to engage in play. Please use this if you have any specific play tweets or stories...

Family Day 2016

2 August 2016

Our family fun day this year was on Tuesday 19th July and it was a fantastic day. The weather was glorious and we had 122 people attending on the day.

Thank you to Edinburgh Leisure for the swimming and soft play in the morning at Royal Commonwealth Pool, also thank you to Lush Spa Edinburgh for their wonderful bath bomb making, smoothie bike, nails and massage. Everyone enjoyed a great afternoon in the Scottish Widowsgarden with their wonderful staff team, even more games from Edinburgh Leisure, cake decorating with Cake4Kids, Puffin the Balloon Man, reiki and an absolutely amazing BBQ.

Some of the parents said ‘ it was great getting together, nice seeing the kids with their friends and to meet the staff’ and ‘such a lovely day, would be lost without young carer support’.

Young carers told us; ‘I like that I can bring my family to share where I go and how much fun it is’ and ‘I really enjoyed the day with my mum’

National Play Day 2016

1 August 2016

Edinburgh Young Carers Project are hosting their first ever

National Play Day, ‘Fun Ways to Play at Home’

-Wednesday 3rd August 2016
-@Norton Park, EH7 5QY
-Self-travel only
-Must be accompanied by an adult

Loads of fun and a play box to take home!

Family Day Tuesday 19th July 2016

30 June 2016

Its here again....

Winter Warmers 2015 Appeal

22 October 2015


We are looking at providing winter clothing, food and Christmas gifts over the festive period again this year

And your support would be greatly appreciated.

1-3 young carers are living in poverty at the moment. We are asking you to buy an extra gift this year that

we can give to a disadvantaged young carer. As young carers don’t often put themselves first, this is a great way to show appreciation for all the hard work they do throughout the year.

We have set up a just give page specially for this cause, which we would be extremely grateful if you could distribute.