Carer Friendly Communities - A Conversation

Closed 27 Sep 2018

Opened 5 Sep 2018


You are invited to take part in a conversation about how we can all contribute to creating Carer Friendly Communities. 

Who are Carers? Carers are people who provide unpaid support and care for a family member, friend or neighbour. The Government estimates that 17% of adults have a caring role and for some people taking on that role can be a huge commitment and can lead to them being very isolated. 

Who should get involved in the Conversation? We'd like to involve a wide range of groups and organisations who play a part in local communities - for example, Community Councils, Area Partnerships, Tenants & Residents Groups, Churches and Faith Groups. Individuals are also very welcome to attend.

When? 7pm-9pm on Thursday 27th September 

Where? The Esk Rooms, Brunton Hall, Musselburgh 

During the session we will be....

  • Looking at the role played by carers in our communities, recognising that this is something that is likely to be significant to most of us at some points in our lives 
  • Gathering information on some of the activities already taking place in communities that contribute to them being 'carer friendly'
  • Sharing good practice examples - providing ideas and inspiration to those attending 
  • Getting people to think about what their own community could do to become more 'carer friendly' 

We're aiming for an informal, interactive session, with lots of opportunities to share thoughts and ideas. 


  • All Areas


  • Communities


  • Carers