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Posted on December 12th, 2017

Family Holiday Association - Applications for short breaks 2018 now being accepted

Family Holiday Association - Applications for short breaks 2018 now being accepted Family Holiday Association – Applications for short breaks 2018 are now being accept. Most of our short breaks are at… Read More...

Posted on December 5th, 2017

Consultation with parent carers in Midlothian

Consultation with parent carers in Midlothian Following the withdrawal of the Saltersgate summer playscheme provider last year, Midlothian Council wants to explore a range of options… Read More...

Posted on December 5th, 2017

Scotland: Eating Disorder Online Peer Support

Scotland: Eating Disorder Online Peer Support Supporting young people with an eating disorder and parents/carers of young people with an eating disorder across Scotland. Beat, the… Read More...

Posted on December 5th, 2017

Short Breaks Fund - Creative Breaks for Carers

Short Breaks Fund - Creative Breaks for Carers VOCAL is administering a short breaks funding programme and is currently accepting applications. The fund provides support to carers and… Read More...

Posted on December 5th, 2017

Service User and Carers Consultation and Information Event

Service User and Carers Consultation and Information Event ‘Your Voice Counts’ MELDAP are hosting two consultation events in the coming weeks East Lothian  Friday 8th December 2017  Starfish… Read More...

Posted on December 5th, 2017

Macular/Visual Impairment Support Group

Macular/Visual Impairment Support Group     Tuesday 5th December 1.00pm to 3.00pm Tuesday 6th February 1.00pm to 3.00pm Tuesday 6th March 1.00pm to 3.00pm T… Read More...

Posted on November 29th, 2017

Peer Support

Peer Support Are you involved with peer support? Come and join like-minded others for a relaxed coffee, chat and information exchange on  … Read More...

Posted on November 16th, 2017

Mayfield House Christmas Market

  Delicious homemade food and quality crafts for sale. Choir, children’s activities and craft demonstrations. Sunday 3rd December 2017 –… Read More...

Posted on October 31st, 2017

Roslin D-Cafe - A meeting place for people with dementia and their carers

Roslin D-Cafe - A meeting place for people with dementia and their carers The  D-Café is a meeting place where people who have dementia can come together with their carers, to meet others… Read More...

Posted on October 25th, 2017

Leuchie House 2018 respite breaks and special offers

Leuchie House 2018 respite breaks and special offers Carers go FREE on breaks from 15-26 January 2018: book our Best of Scotland break in the new year and… Read More...

Posted on October 10th, 2017

Big Hearts - Kinship Family Open Day 2017

Big Hearts - Kinship Family Open Day 2017 On Tuesday 17th of October, we are delighted to open our doors to all kinship care families, with our third… Read More...

Posted on October 10th, 2017

Self-directed Support and Dementia – Information, choice and control

Self-directed Support and Dementia – Information, choice and control LivingTogeTher and Life Changes Trust are hosting six events across Scotland. East Lothian event – 10 a.m.- 2.45 p.m, Wednesday… Read More...

Posted on October 10th, 2017

Luminate Scotland - Creative Ageing Festival

Luminate Scotland - Creative Ageing Festival Scotland’s Creative ageing festival Join our Ageing Well Volunteers for a day of Middle age SPREAD Song Poetry Refreshments Enthusiasm … Read More...

Posted on October 5th, 2017

Purple Alert - a community minded app that helps carers look after people living with dementia

Purple Alert - a community minded app that helps carers look after people living with dementia Purple Alert is a free app designed by people living with dementia and carers, Alzheimer Scotland staff, Police Scotland, Social… Read More...

Posted on October 5th, 2017

SCOTSPIRIT DAY TRIPS 2017 - FREE days out for families you work with

SCOTSPIRIT DAY TRIPS 2017 - FREE days out for families you work with Thanks to a partnership with Visit Scotland and the generosity of attractions and transport providers across Scotland we are able… Read More...

Posted on October 4th, 2017

FREE Flu Vaccination for Carers

FREE Flu Vaccination for Carers SEASONAL INFLUENZA (FLU VACCINATION PROGRAMME 2017-18 Unpaid Carers and young carers are eligible to receive the flu vaccination FREE of… Read More...

Posted on September 28th, 2017

Library Social: A programme of events for people affected by dementia

Library Social: A programme of events for people affected by dementia The “Social” programme is a joint initiative between the National Library of Scotland, the National Galleries of Scotland, the Royal… Read More...

Posted on September 26th, 2017

Five Sisters Zoo - Carers Concession

Five Sisters Zoo - Carers Concession Five Sisters Zoo in West Calder are offering a £10.45 concession to Carers visiting the Zoo, as long as a… Read More...

Posted on September 21st, 2017

Restoration Wellbeing Lab - Dalkeith Country Park

Restoration Wellbeing Lab - Dalkeith Country Park At the Restoration Yard we believe passionately in restoration and care of the self. So we’ve created a haven for… Read More...

Posted on September 21st, 2017

Dementia Friendly Art Workshops

Dementia Friendly Art Workshops Join us at the Portrait Gallery or Scottish National Gallery for FREE fun, creative workshops exploring painting, collage, photography or… Read More...
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