Carer Support Groups

  • Partner & Spouses GroupThis group is for partners and spouses of adults with autism spectrum conditions living in Edinburgh and the Lothians and is held at Vocal, 8-13 Johnston Terrace, Edinburgh EH1 2PW.
  • Carer Information Meeting This meeting is open to all family and friends supporting over-16s with an autism spectrum condition living in Edinburgh and the Lothians. We usually invite a speaker to come along and discuss services that will be of interest to carers of adults with autism, as well as providing the opportunity for carers to discuss their own situation in a safe and welcoming environment. This group is held at Number 6, 24 Hill Street, Edinburgh EH2 3JZ
  • Coffee MorningOur monthly coffee morning is open to all families and friends of over-16s with autism across Edinburgh and the Lothians. It provides the opportunity to raise current issues and to share ideas and encouragement with others. This group is held at Number 6, 24 Hill Street, Edinburgh, EH2 3JZ.
  • Weekend Coffee MorningOur new monthly Saturday coffee morning is open to all families and friends of over-16s with autism across Edinburgh and the Lothians. It provides the opportunity to raise current issues and to share ideas and encouragement with others. This group meets at different venues around the city centre so keep an eye on the events calendar for details.
  • Autism & Complex Needs GroupThis group is for parents and carers of adults who have autism and moderate, severe or profound learning disabilities living in Edinburgh and the Lothians and is held at Norton Park, 57 Albion Road, Edinburgh EH7 5QY.
  • Pasda Singing Group All parents, carers and partners are warmly encouraged to come and sing for fun. Meetings are twice a month and are held at Morningside United Church, Holy Corner, Edinburgh, EH10 4DJ.
  • Community Garden GroupThis group is open to all family carers in Edinburgh and the Lothians. It is an opportunity to learn new skills, enjoy working outdoors or relaxing in the fresh air, and working with other carers. The group runs weekly and once familiar with the plot, you are welcome to attend it on any day of the week during daylight hours. The group meets at Craigie’s Farm, South Queensferry, EH30 9AR. Contact louise.middleton@pasda.org.uk for any queries.
  • East Lothian Carers GroupThis group is open to all family carers in East Lothian. It is usually facilitated by Cath Purdie from Pasda and Margaret from Carers of East Lothian and is held at Carers of East Lothian’s premises at 94 Musselburgh High Street, Musselburgh EH21 7EA.
  • West Lothian Carers GroupThis group is open to all family carers of adults with autism living in West Lothian and is held at Autism Initiatives’ Resource Base, Almond House, Quarrywood Court, Livingston EH54 6AX.
  • West Lothian Coffee MorningsOur regular coffee morning for West Lothian carers and friends of over-16s with autism provides the opportunity to raise current issues and to share ideas and encouragement with others.
  • Midlothian Carers GroupThis group is open to all family carers of adults with autism living in Midlothian and is held at Penicuik Town Hall, High Street, Penicuik EH26 8HS.
  • Walking GroupThis group is open to all family carers in Edinburgh and the Lothians. The location and day will change each month, so please check the calendar for the details of the next walk.
  • Social GroupThis group is open to all family carers in Edinburgh and the Lothians. Our social group provides the opportunity for carers to meet other carers on trips out, enjoy meals together and take part in a variety of leisure activities. The group meets monthly across Edinburgh and the Lothians.

Any changes to these groups will be posted online, on Facebook and on the monthly Newsletter.

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