Stay healthy and connected – come along to VOCAL’s events to mark Carers’ Week 2018, find out more about support for carers and help raise carer awareness.

Carers’ Week 2018 runs from 11 – 17 June this year and the theme is staying healthy and connected. VOCAL are running a number of events in Edinburgh and Midlothian to help carers connect and find out more about the support that’s available for them in their local area.

VOCAL Edinburgh

Monday 11 June

  • Vision boards – Imagining the future 10.30am – 1pm (60 Leith Walk): For carers who would like to reflect on what they might like life to look like in the future (2 sessions: 11 & 25 June).

Tuesday 12 June

Wednesday 13 June

  • Information stand at RBS Drummond House 11am – 2pm
  • Edinburgh Carers’ Hub event for third sector and health and social care partners.

Thursday 14 June

  • Edinburgh Carers’ Hub event for local business and corporate partnerships.

Friday 15 June

VOCAL Midlothian

Monday 11 June

  • Midlothian Campus, Edinburgh College 11am – 2.30pm: Information stand.

Tuesday 12 June

  • Wee Breaks at Danderhall Library 9.30am – 4.30pm: Wee Breaks Information display & drop-in to find out more.
  • Carer Event at Midlothian Carer Centre 10am – 3pm: Therapies, information, refreshments, craft group and more.
  • Carer Support Worker at Penicuik Practice, Imrie Place 1pm – 5pm: Drop in sessions – pop along and speak to a carer support worker.

Wednesday 13 June

  • Sainsbury’s Straiton, Loanhead 1pm – 4pm: Information stand and collection.

Thursday 14 June

  • Wee Breaks at Loanhead Library 9.30am – 4.30pm: Wee Breaks Information display & drop-in to find out more.

Friday 15 June

  • Carer Support Worker at Penicuik Medical Practice (Eastfield) 10.30am – 3.30pm: Drop in sessions – pop along and speak to a worker.

Saturday 16 & Sunday 17 June

  • Dobbies Garden Centre, Lasswade 10am – 4pm: Display information/stand and collection.