Unpaid carers provide care and support to family members, friends and neighbours. The people they care for may be affected by disability, physical or mental ill-health, frailty or substance misuse. A carer does not need to be living with the person they care for.
One in seven of the UK workforce is juggling a caring role with full or part-time employment. This means many NHS Lothian staff have a caring role supporting a family member or friend; the Staff Carers Network has been created to give them a safe and confidential space to make connections and access support. Anyone who has a caring role for a family member or friend can join the network.
If you have a caring role and would like to join the confidential mailing list, email: Carers@nhslothian.scot.nhs.uk. You will receive invitations to the network meetings and notes if you cannot attend.
Tuesday 21st November, time TBC
Our guest speaker from from Minority Ethnic Carers of People Project (MECOPP) will talk to us about the services they provide to support carers. Join us on Teams here.
Future meeting dates:
The November meeting is our last meeting of the year. Check back later for dates for 2024.