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IMPORTANT

Only services that are currently available during COVID-19 are listed in the directory.

In line with Government advice, most groups and organisations in the city have had to take the unfortunate decision to suspend face to face and group work activities. Please telephone or email the contacts listed for the group or organisation if you are interested in their work to check what alternative arrangements might be available.


Details
Covid-19 UPDATE...

Supporting older carers 70+ caring for an adult with a learning disability.

Offering wellbeing support over the telephone and shopping to the families who have no other friends or family to do this.

WHEN: Monday to Friday, 9:00am - 5:00pm

TELEPHONE: 07484 131 149

EMAIL: maureenmartin@edg-sco.org

Normal service details...

The Older Carers Group is an informal group that meets for coffee morning every 3 weeks. As well as offering peer support it provides a chance for carers to meet up, share stories, and socialise. There are also occasional speakers and outings.

Talking about your worries and problems can be a very good way of releasing some of the stress that can build up when you’re a carer. Your family, friends and the medical and social work team can all listen to your concerns. But sometimes it's best to talk to someone who knows exactly what you’re going through, because it's happening to them too. Other carers can offer kindness, sympathy, understanding and advice, and they can make you feel less isolated.

The group meets at Juniper Green in the South West of Edinburgh.

Come along and enjoy a cuppa/biscuit and share your experiences with the group and make some new friends.

If you would like more information please contact Helen Wright on 0131 476 0522.
Ages
65+, 50 - 54, 55 - 59, 60 - 64
Days and Times
Monday 11:00am - 1:00pm (every three weeks)
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Saturday
Sunday
Venue
Hanover Scotland Housing Assoc. - St Margarets Court Sheltered Housing
525 Lanark Road, Juniper Green
EDINBURGH
EH14 5DG

Localities
North East  North West  South East  South West 
Contact Details
Contact Person: Helen Wright
Contact Telephone: 0131 476 0522
Contact Email: hels@edg-sco.org
Website: http://www.edg-sco.org/older-carers-group

This record was last modified on: 18 August 2020