Carers Programme

Carers Programme


We offer a range of courses, access to information and literature on a range of issues relevant to carers. We also organise additional classes such as dance, art, music/singing as well as interesting talks by organisations and individuals who support carers.

Moreover, we offer 1-2-1 support via direct payments/Self Directed support via a dedicated member of staff who is available by appointment.

Finally, carers and cared for can enjoy our excursions as part of a small group on excursions to local venues and places of interest. A member of staff will be present to offer any assistance needed. Transport and entry fees are provided free of charge.



Outings to local venues and places of interest in Edinburgh take place once a month.

This includes free entry and transport – a relaxed and supportive space awaits carers and cared for.

Simply call us on 07394 497173 or email Irene McCarthy at for more information.


We host talks on wide range of issues relevant to carers. This can also be a chance to meet and have a chat over a tea or coffee.


Our drop in courses/classes are free for unpaid carers

Our 2022 Carers Winters Programme includes new additions such as “Getting Connected course”, facilitated by Tap into IT, a 10 week course for complete beginners. Learn the basics of using an iPad/tablet to connect with your family/friends/others as well as looking things up and doing other things online. “Friendly Tech Help”, if you’ve got the basics but struggle with certain things on your tablet, mobile or laptop e.g. filling in forms, texting, emailing, getting the information you want.

Responding to popular requests, we will continue to deliver blended sessions that is access in person at ELC or live online via Zoom for Yoga, Indian Dance, Drop in Mindfulness and our own “Cuppa and Chats”.

In addition to all above we continue to provided further opportunities for our Carers –  Healthy Minds, Carers Music Group, Meditation and an Open Book Taster session.

If you are interested in our ongoing classes and would like to see the Winter Schedule 2022, please click here

For further information, please contact Irene McCarthy on 07394497173 or email

  • Easy Dancing

  • Creative Writing

  • Music and Signing

  • Indian Dance Classes

  • Yoga

  • Meditation

Come and find out about more services and opportunities available carers.

Please contact Irene McCarthy about additions to the programme at 07394 497173 or email