Resources: News

AdvoCard -Welfare Reform & DWP Issues

Ben MacPherson, MSP for Edinburgh Northern and Leith, has tabled a motion in parliament on behalf of AdvoCard, LCil, Inclusion Scotland and People First. In this motion we ask that the right to advocacy be included in new Social Security Legislation which would give people the right to have an advocacy worker present at assessments and to help with the claim process. Please show your support for this by asking your MSP to back the motion (MOTION NUMBER S5m - 01817).

Lunch Breaks for Carers

The Eric Liddell Centre has 'lunch breaks' for carers to attend with the person they care for on Fridays from 1 - 3 pm. It's open to carers of any age who are currently in a caring role and where the cared for person would be able to attend also. Enjoy a two-course lunch followed by a programme of shared activities such as singing, games, quizzes, themed reminiscence and more...

Forget Me Not - Festival Theatre Club

The Forget Me Not Programme is an exciting program of events and performances held at The King's and Festival Theatre which are suitable for people living with dementia, their family and friends. Check out the Forget Me Not Programme here which also lists their latest newsletter with details of upcoming events such as shows and their tea dance. 

Mindfulness Based Living Course for Carers

Mindfulness Based Living Course for Carers starting on Wednesday 8 th March 2017 at The Eric Liddell Centre. The aims of the course – as developed by the Mindfulness Association – is to help develop an in-depth personal experience of mindfulness and to lay the foundations of a sustained personal practice in your personal and professional life. It offers a chance to get a good sense of mindfulness and what it can bring in life, in a relaxed and friendly way.

Edinburgh Joint Carers' Strategy

Edinburgh Voluntary Organisations’ Council has been commissioned to conduct an independent review of the Edinburgh Joint Carers’ Strategy, and would like to invite you to participate in it. Below is a link to an online survey for unpaid carers and the practitioners who support them.

AdvoCard Newsletter

Here is all the latest news and updates from AdvoCard in their February 2017 newsletter.



SCOTTISH EATING DISORDERS INTEREST GROUP (SC045001) is holding its annual Carers' Conference on Saturday 4th March 2017 at the Eric Liddell Centre at Holy Corner, 15 Morningside Rd, Morningside, Edinburgh EH10 4DP.


9.30 - REGISTRATION – Tea and Coffee

10 am - Welcome & Introductions, Fiona Duffy, SEDIG Chair

10.15 -  Carers Rights/Issues, Kathleen Taylor, Mental Welfare Commission

New Online Peer Support Group

The charity Beat is working together with NHS Lothian to offer support to young people, as well as carers and parents of young people in Edinburgh/the Lothians who  experience eating disorders and are going through a transition.

Carers' Manifesto

The Scottish parliamentary election will take place later this year and the National Carer Organisations of Scotland have produced a Manifesto for Carers in Scotland. It outlines seven commitments for carers which they are asking all political parties to include in their own party manifestos. Check out the information set out on the Carers Scotland website which outlines these commitments and has a copy of the manifesto for your perusal.


Mental Health Information Drop In Service

The Mental Health Information Station at St Mary's Cathedral, Walpole Hall, Edinburgh EH12 5AW is on every Thursday from 11-3. It's a great way to access mental health information and resources from charities offering mental health services across Edinburgh. Are you affected with mental health issues? Or do you care for someone who is? This free and friendly information point is a great way to better manage your mental and physical health, speak with people from a range of services and familiarise yourself with community resources and activities.