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Carer Friendly Communities

You are invited along to take part in a conversation about how we can all contribute to creating Carer Friendly Communities

Who are Carers? Carers are people who provide unpaid support and care for a family member, friend or neighbour. The Government estimates that 17% of adults have a caring role and for some people taking on that role can be a huge commitment and lead to them being very isolated.

Who should get involved? We’d like to involve a wide range of groups and organisations who play a part in local communities – for example, Community Councils, Area Partnerships (and their member organisations), Tenants and Residents Groups, Church and Faith Group…

When? 7pm-9:00pm on Thursday 27th September

Where? The Esk Rooms, Brunton Hall, Musselburgh

During the session we will be….

 Looking at the role played by carers in our communities, recognising that this is something that is likely to be significant for most of us at some point in our lives

 Gathering information on some of the activities already taking place in communities that contribute to them being ‘carer friendly’

 Sharing good practice examples – providing ideas and inspiration to those attending

 Getting people to think about what their community could do to become more ‘carer friendly’

 Learning about other supports that may be available for carers so that communities can access and build on those

We’re aiming for an informal, interactive session with lots of opportunities to share thoughts and ideas.

If you would be interested in coming along you can register online here or email cgoodwin@eastlothian.gov.uk / phone 01620 827270

 

It’s now so easy to find activities for young people with additional support needs!

Are you ready to Get Connected?

Get Connected is a website that helps you find local sport, art and youth groups in East Lothian.

  • Find accessible activities on the Get Connected MAP
  • Watch VIDEOS of what local kids have been up to
  • Meet your ‘Get Connected’ CHAMPIONS which are organisations that champion inclusion in your community

Get started and find loads of fun activities today!

We also have a Facebook and Twitter where we upload loads of useful info too.

If you do any cool activities already, let us know with the #getconnectedELC hashtag! We’d love to share your pics and videos.

 

 

Keep up-to-date with your Parent Council Meeting Minutes!

The Parent Council met on Monday 15th January with the main agenda item being the Consultation regarding the merger of Haddington Infant and King’s Meadow Schools.

Have a look at the Minutes by clicking on the following link:

Parent Council Meeting Minutes

Our next Meeting is on Monday 12th March at 7pm within the School’s Music Room.  All very welcome.

In the meantime, you can contact us at parentcouncil@haddingtoninfant.elcschool.org.uk