Carer Support Groups.

  • 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. It is facilitated by Pasda Convenor, Susan Chambers and Communication Officer Cath Purdie.
  • 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. It is facilitated by Cath Purdie.
  • 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 Itchycoo Cafe at Radisson Blu Hotel, Edinburgh. It is facilitated by Pasda volunteer Marion Rodgers.
  • 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. It is facilitated by Pasda volunteer Liz Bruce.
  • 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 info@pasda.org.uk for any queries.
  • East Lothian Carers GroupThis group is open to all family carers in East Lothian. It is held in The Brunton, Musselburgh and is facilitated by Cath Purdie.
  • West Lothian Carers GroupThis group is open to all family carers of adults with autism living in West Lothian and is held at Sycamore House,  Quarrywood Court, Livingston. It is facilitated by Cath Purdie.
  • 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. It is facilitated by Pasda volunteer David Manson.

Any changes to these groups will be posted online, on Facebook and on the monthly Newsletter. If you would like to attend any of the groups please email info@pasda.org.uk

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