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Last reminder! Survey: Learning Disability/Autism & Mental Health Act

Last reminder! This is the last chance to tell the Mental Welfare Commission about your experiences of learning disability or autism and the Mental Health Act.

Their survey ends this Friday, 30th November.

Please complete a survey so that this review can reflect your experiences.

EVOC Drop-in for Carers Rights Day

EVOC will be marking Carers Rights Day on Friday 30th November from 11am – 3.30pm by hosting a drop-in wellbeing event for paid and unpaid carers across Edinburgh. This coincides with Edinburgh Carers Council's AGM, though EVOC's event will be longer so anyone who is interested, please consider dropping by!

There will be a small spa space, a chance to try Reiki and yoga, and a free lucky dip with prizes donated by businesses across Edinburgh.

Next Carers Forum – Thursday 6th December

Next Carers Forum – Thursday 6th December

11 am - 2 pm at Great Michael House, 14 Links Place, Edinburgh. EH6 7EZ

This forum meeting will be an opportunity to have some FUN. It will be fun-focused with the focus on FUN!

Survey: Learning Disability/Autism in Mental Health Act

Please consider taking part in this survey for an independent review which aims to gather evidence on how people with learning disability & autism experience the Mental Health Act.

The deadline is Friday 30th November.

Staff and carers can complete the online survey at

Please contact Simon or Catherine (0131 313 8744) from the review team if you would like to meet with them, for those who care for someone who cannot take part themselves.

Peer Collaborative October Newsletter

To find out recent news and information about peer work, please have a look at Peer Collaborative October Newsletter by following this link:

CARED Scotland

CARED is an online resource for carers of people with Eating Disorder produced by CAMHS Edinburgh, BEAT, carers and those with Eating Disorders. CARED won the Self-Management Resource Award at the Health and Social Care Alliance Scotland event last week - Leah MacGilp from our Management Committee was involved in producing the resource, along with other carers!

Please visit the links below to learn more about CARED, and the Self-Management Awards.

Redhall Walled Gardens Winter Open Day 2018

Redhall Walled Gardens are hosting their annual community winter open day on Saturday 8th December ❄️

AGM - 30th November

We will be holding our 2018 Annual General Meeting on Friday, November 30th from 11am-1:30pm.

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

Come along to hear about our our work from the past year! Refreshments and cake will be available.

We will also have a guest speaker opening for us at 11am, MSP Ben MacPherson, who was elected as MSP for Edinburgh Northern and Leith in May 2016. Following Ben's speech will be Edinburgh Carers Council's AGM business meeting.

Improving Transition for Learning Disability Service Users

If you or someone you know is a family member of someone who has a learning disability, and has experienced the transition from hospital to community, please consider taking part in this interview to help improve the experience of this transition for families in future. Please read below for more information.

If you are interested, please give us a call (0131 322 8480) or email


University of Stirling Carer Survey

The University of Stirling has launched a survey to find out about what carers look for in replacement care and the types of support they value.

If you look after someone over the age of 55 (no matter how big or small the caring role), please consider taking this survey which takes approximately 10 minutes. The deadline is 1st October 2018.

Please follow this link to participate: