EVOC Carers Rights Day Wellbeing Drop-In

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525 Ferry Road

Edinburgh

EH5 2FF

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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.


Yoga will take place at 12pm and 2pm for 30 minutes, with additional sessions scheduled on the day subject to demand. Mats will be provided so just come dressed in clothes you are comfortable moving in.

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

You can read more at www.carersuk.org/news-and-campaigns/carers-rights-day.

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.

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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/.

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For any questions related to this event, please contact Lucy Ridley, Programme Manager – EVOC 150 by email at lucy.ridley@evoc.org.uk or phone at 0131 555 9104.

Edinburgh Carer Support Team and VOCAL will also be holding information stalls.

We have confirmed donations for the lucky dip from Artisan Roast, Tesco, Bia Bistrot, Starbucks, Meadowlark Yoga, Doodles Ceramics Workshop, Calm on Canning Street, Bross Bagels, Wedgwood, Sacred Heart Centre, The Royal Yacht Britannia, D. Aitkison Herbalist, The Scotch Whisky Experience, Edinburgh Leisure, Shortbread House, Pizza Geeks, Cafe Andaluz, Charlie Miller Frederick Street, Capital Theatres, Ensure Health, Fiona Mariota Leslie

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525 Ferry Road

Edinburgh

EH5 2FF

United Kingdom

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