We are delighted to share with you some of the entries we received from carers for the lockdown photo competition during Carers Week 2020. A huge thank you to everyone who took part.
East Lothian Health and Social Care Partnership (ELHSCP) have produced cards to support carers who are exempt from wearing face coverings. Please contact us on 0131 665 0135 to request a card.
We have created a safely returning to business plan to help everyone stay up to date with how we are operating our services following lockdown.
We continue to operate our “Breaks from Caring” grants for unpaid carers looking after loved ones aged 21 and over. Please contact us on 0131 665 0135 for further information.
Social Security Scotland have made a video explaining the extra Covid-19 payment that will be made this month to carers who were receiving Carer’s Allowance on 13th April 2020…
Carers Week 2020 runs from the 8th to 14th June. Please visit Our Events and Carers Week 2020 pages for details of our online activities for carers all week.
Keeping kindness in times of crisis, reflections by Sara O’Connor, Counselling Co-oridnator at Carers of East Lothian.
We are answering calls 0131 665 0135, Monday to Friday, 10 am to 4 pm. Please reach out for help if you need it.
The NHS Inform website has a useful Q&A regarding carers and self-isolation (advice correct at 13th March 2020) If you’re a carer and need to self-isolate, you should discuss the needs of the person you care for with either your: health protection team social worker primary care team – your GP or NHS 24 (111)…
We have moved to our new premises in East Lothian Community Hospital, Alderston Road, Haddington, EH41 3PF. Our phone number remains 0131 665 0135 and we are continuing to support unpaid Carers from all over East Lothian.