EVOC will be marking Carers Rights Day on Friday 30th November from 11am – 3.30pm by hosting a drop-in wellbeing event for paid and unpaid carers across Edinburgh. There will be a small spa space, a chance to try Reiki, Indian Head Massage and yoga, and a free lucky dip with prizes donated by businesses across Edinburgh.
To let us know you are coming please register here.
Anyone who has caring responsibilities is invited to attend and this event is open to young carers and adults alike.
Unfortunately, there will be no respite service at this event but carers are welcome to bring the person(s) they care for. The more the merrier! This is a drop-in event and you can join us at any point during the times listed, but we would be grateful if you could register to help us have a sense of numbers to expect.
The theme of Carers Rights Day this year is Caring for Your Future. The day is organised by Carers UK annually to:
Make carers aware of their rights
Let carers know where to get help and support
Raise awareness of the needs of carers
EVOC has been supporting Edinburgh’s residents for 150 years and we are celebrating this anniversary by promoting charity, kindness and the work and achievements of the third sector through a range of events. You can read more about our project, supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund, on our website at www.evoc150.org.uk.
Travel and Location Information
Our new office at 525 Ferry Road is fully accessible with plenty of parking, and is easily reached by public transport. The EVOC offices are on the second floor and reached by lift or stairs. There are 125 parking spaces including disability spaces.
Lothian Buses 21 and 27 stop in front of the building and there are additional bus services that stop nearby on Crewe Road.
Further venue information is available at www.edinburghpalette.co.uk/studios-available-at-525-ferry-road/.
For any questions related to this event, please contact Lucy Ridley, Programme Manager – EVOC 150 by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or phone at 0131 555 9104.
The EVOC 150 project is supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund, with thanks to players of the National Lottery.