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Carer Friendly Communities: A conversation with lunch

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Loch Centre

Well Wynd

Tranent

East Lothian

EH33 2JX

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CARER FRIENDLY COMMUNITIES: A CONVERSATION

The conversation about carers is open to anyone of any age who lives, works or visits in East Lothian and is interested in carers, caring and wants to help make our communities more supportive of carers. You don’t have to be a carer to come along.

Carers are people who provide unpaid support and care for a family member, friend or neighbour. The Government estimates 17% of adults have a caring role and most people will be a carer at some point in their lives. Caring by family, friends and neighbours is essential - formal care services could not manage without their input. Caring can be a very positive experience for many people, but it can also have a negative impact on carers’ physical and mental health and financial and social well being. Many carers feel socially isolated and lonely.

As part of its Carers Strategy, East Lothian Health and Social Care Partnership is undertaking a conversation about what a Carer Friendly Community is and how we can all make a difference.

The learning outcomes are:

  • Raise awareness about the role of carers, the impact of caring and how we as individuals, groups and organisations can make our communities more supportive of family/friend carers.
  • Talk about what we mean by a Carer Friendly Community, what it would look and feel like.
  • Find out what is already taking place in communities that contribute to them being carer friendly
  • Share ideas and inspiring initiatives


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