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Posted on April 11th, 2018

Playlist for Life

Playlist for Life Playlist for Life is a UK music and dementia charity, which uses the music of a person’s life to keep… Read More...

Posted on March 29th, 2018

VOCAL Midlothian - Carer Learning Opportunities

VOCAL Midlothian - Carer Learning Opportunities FREE courses which are designed to develop the skills and knowledge of carers and increase their confidence, health and well… Read More...

Posted on March 29th, 2018

Active Ageing Event

Active Ageing Event FREE Active Ageing Event at the new Loanhead Library Have you ever wondered how fit you are – complete some… Read More...

Posted on March 14th, 2018

Midlothian Voices - Is There Anyone Out There?

Midlothian Voices - Is There Anyone Out There? A FREE community event which will enable people to find out more about mental health services that are available in… Read More...

Posted on February 20th, 2018

Crafting Live Edinburgh

Crafting Live Edinburgh Stephanie Weightman’s award-winning Crafting Live show is coming to the Royal Highland Centre and bringing a whole host of celebrity… Read More...

Posted on February 15th, 2018

Family Holiday Association - Short Breaks Available

Family Holiday Association - Short Breaks Available 3 night and 4 night breaks available at Macdonald Forest Hill, Spey Valley and Lochanhully Resorts in March.  The self-catering… Read More...

Posted on February 6th, 2018

Creating Wellbeing

Creating Wellbeing A four week programme of craft activities aimed at improving wellbeing and encouraging positivity.    Every Wednesday, starting on 7th February… Read More...

Posted on January 24th, 2018

Wee Break Midlothian - Grants Available

Wee Break Midlothian - Grants Available Wee Break Midlothian has Short Breaks Funding available. Adult carers, who are caring for someone over 21 years of age,… Read More...

Posted on January 16th, 2018

Beeslack Family Disabled Club

Beeslack Family Disabled Club “Beeslack Family Disabled Club runs on a Sunday from 12.30 p.m. to 3.30 p.m. in Beeslack Community High School during… Read More...

Posted on January 4th, 2018

Over The Wall - Free Fun Activity Camps

Over The Wall - Free Fun Activity Camps Over the Wall provides free residential activity camps to help children and teenagers living with serious health challenges and their… Read More...

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...

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