Tell us your views

The council is sharing detailed information on its school buildings with a new website giving a full picture of its estate at individual school, cluster and East Lothian level.

The website – www.eastlothian.gov.uk/ler – brings together information on the condition, suitability and capacity of existing schools and the council is keen to hear the views of families, communities and learners.

This is part of the development of a Learning Estate Investment Plan for East Lothian. The plan will set out the council’s investment priorities for its schools to make sure that all facilities support high quality teaching and learning equally across the county, and to outline the investment needed for this to happen. It will also consider how school buildings support community use.

To share your feedback you can:

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The feedback will be analysed alongside the results of the online questionnaire that was held in February and presented at a future council meeting. For more information, including dates of event in your area and a link to the questionnaire, visit www.eastlothian.gov.uk/ler

The pre-consultation will close on 10 December 2021.

Young Carers – Transition Bundles

Get Your £100 Transitions Bundle

The transition into young adulthood is an important time for everyone, especially young carers. Get some extra support with this £100 voucher for GiftsVouchers.

Young carers told us that flexibility was really important, so this £100 voucher can be exchanged for any voucher(s) on GiftsVouchers. That means you could use it for:

  • Books and study materials with a National Book Token
  • Clothes for interviews or a new job from a range of fashion retailers including H&M, New Look, River Island and ASOS
  • Furniture or homeware from IKEA or HomeSense
  • Everyday costs from supermarkets like ASDA, Tesco and Sainsbury’s
  • Anything else you feel would support you!

Your voucher can be used all at one retailer or exchanged for a combination of different gift cards, follow this link to find out more: https://membership.young.scot/rewards/25aa63fb-b922-33ab-a064-938a00a99fce/Get-Your-100-Transitions-Pack

You can keep accessing the Young Carers Package until you turn 19. We hope the Young Carers Package has been beneficial to you. If you’d like to leave feedback, complete the form.