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.
Parent carers 50+ with young people leaving special school this year and who are at home self-isolating.
Offering practical support including timetable planning, parenting advice and support package requests
WHEN: Monday to Friday, 9:00am - 5:00pm
TELEPHONE: 07484 131 149
INTENDED SERVICE USERS: Carers
TYPE(S) OF SUPPORT: Reducing Social Isolation, Additional Social Care Support
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The Supporting Older Families Project is funded by a grant from the City of Edinburgh Council. Through this project EDG offers support to older families (parent or carer aged 50+) who have a young person or an adult son or daughter (or other relative) with learning difficulties living at home with them.
The project workers offer home visits, listen to what families need and offer advice and practical support. We can support families to look toward a positive future and help is offered to assist families to plan for emergencies.
We have developed a 'My Life Book' which has proved very popular with families. We support families to make a record of the wealth of information they hold. We can also support individuals with a learning difficulty and their families to explore the things they think would make a good life in the future and develop person centred plans.