Older Carers Group
The Older Carers Group is an informal group that meets for coffee morning every 3 weeks. As well as offering peer support it provides a chance for carers to meet up, share stories, and socialise. There are also occasional speakers and outings.
The group meets at Juniper Green in the South West of Edinburgh.
If you would like more information please contact Helen on (0131) 476 0522
Supporting Older Families Project
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.