Resources: News

AGM 2019 & Raffle

Many thanks to everyone who managed to come along to our Annual General Meeting on Friday, 22 November 2019!

It was lovely to see everyone and to have such a great turnout. The AGM was held between 11am and 2pm at The Mews (35 Young Street, North Lane, Edinburgh).

We started off the morning with our guest speaker Gordon Dodds, who is the Planning and Commissioning Officer of Mental Health from the Edinburgh Health & Social Care Partnership. Gordon updated us on the progress of Thrive, the Mental Health & Wellbeing Strategy for Edinburgh.

**Cancelled** - 12 December Carers Forum

The Carers Forum scheduled for 12 December 2019 has unfortunately been cancelled.

The meeting room we usually book for the Forum will be unavailable from November through December. Many apologies for this!

Carers Meeting - 30 October

There is a meeting for carers of people with learning disability and autism on Wednesday 30th October.

This is because the review of learning disability and autism in the Mental Health Act is in its final stage, and the review has put forward ideas for significant changes to mental health law in Scotland.

As part of this final stage, the review team are keen to meet with carers to seek their feedback and the ideas they have put forward.

Independent Review of Learning Disability/Autism in Mental Health Act

The Independent Review of Learning Disability and Autism in the Mental Health Act has now entered stage 3, its final stage.

Stage 3 is a consultation about the changes that are thought to be needed in the law.

The consultation is now open and runs until Friday, 1st November 2019.

Carers Forum - 5th September

Our next Carers Forum will take place on Thursday, 5th September from 11am-2pm at Great Michael House (14 Links Place, EH6 7EZ).


We will be welcoming two guest speakers:

- Kathleen Taylor, Engagement & Participation Officer (Carer) from the Mental Welfare Commission for Scotland, who will speak to us about her role and the work they do.

Peer Support Volunteering

Are you an unpaid carer (former or current) who would like to help other carers in similar situations?
If so, peer support volunteering could be for you.


What is peer support?

Carers Focus Newsletter: August 2019

Our Carers Focus Newsletter for August 2019 is available.

You can view a text-only version of the newsletter on our website here:

Carers Week Event - 14th June 2019

Carers Week will be held this year from 10th-16th of June.

This is a reminder that we will be hosting our own Carers Week event on Friday, 14th June from 11am-2:30pm.

The venue will be The Mews (35 Young Street, North Lane, Edinburgh EH2 4JD).

Research study

Are you a caregiver for an individual with a functional neurological condition? Are you interested in taking part in research investigating what factors influence caregivers’ alcohol consumption? If so, please see the flyer below. If you'd like more information or to take part in the study, please email Esterelle:


Herbert Protocol Launched in Edinburgh

Launch of the Herbert Protocol in Edinburgh

The Herbert Protocol is an information gathering tool to assist the police to find a person living with dementia who has been reported missing as quickly as possible.

The Herbert Protocol has now been launched in Edinburgh. We are encouraging people to find out more about the Herbert Protocol and pass the information on to anyone that it may be helpful for.