Understanding Social Care in East Lothian
Apr
25
1:00 pm13:00

Understanding Social Care in East Lothian

Overview

  • Date & Time: 25th April 2019, 1pm to 3pm

  • Location: Esk Room 2, Brunton Hall, Musselburgh

  • Cost: Free to Attend



MECOPP’S Self-Directed Support and Community Brokerage Project is offering an interactive afternoon aimed at providing carers and supported people the opportunity to learn more about Self-directed Support and social care in East Lothian. The session is FREE to attend! Language support may be available upon request, but please do let us know when you book. 

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Moving Minds: Raising Awareness
May
17
1:00 pm13:00

Moving Minds: Raising Awareness

Overview

  • Date & Time: Friday 17th May, 1pm - 4pm

  • Location: The White House, 70 Niddrie Mains Rd, Scotland, Edinburgh, Edinburgh EH16 4BG

  • Cost: Free to Attend

Gypsy/Traveller community members and MECOPP, with support from the Scottish Mental Health Arts Festival, will lead an interactive seminar; a chance to dispel myths and promote dialogue. In this engaging workshop, trainers from Gypsy/Traveller communities in Scotland will introduce you to their culture, their experiences, the challenges they face and the impact discrimination has on their wellbeing.

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Self-Directed Support- Making the Law Work for You
May
22
to 24 May

Self-Directed Support- Making the Law Work for You

OVERVIEW

  • Dates & Time: 22nd, 23rd and 24th April 2019, 10am to 4pm (attendance is required on all three days)

  • Location: Rockfield Centre, Stevenson Street, Oban

  • Cost: Free to attend (Terms and Conditions apply)

SDS, human rights and equalities.

A three day training course for the third sector.

This three day training course will take place on Wednesday 22nd, Thursday 23rd and Friday 24th May 2019 from 10am-4pm. Attendance is required on all three days.

Trainers include:

  • The Equality and Human Rights Commission

  • MECOPP's 3 R's Project Team

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Gypsy/Traveller Awareness Raising Session
Feb
21
1:30 pm13:30

Gypsy/Traveller Awareness Raising Session

Date & Time: Thu 21 February 2019, 13:30 – 16:30

Location: Norton Park Conference Centre, Napier Room, 57 Albion Road, Edinburgh, EH7 5QY

Cost: Free to Attend – maximum 2 tickets per organisation.

Gypsy/Traveller community members and MECOPP staff will lead an interactive seminar; a chance to dispel myths and promote dialogue. This free to attend seminar will be of relevance to all who are interested in looking at their own policies and practices with regard to minority groups and especially those who work with carers in Scotland.

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Gypsy/Traveller Awareness Raising Session
Dec
11
7:00 pm19:00

Gypsy/Traveller Awareness Raising Session

  • Date & Time: Thu 21 February 2019, 13:30 – 16:30

  • Location: Norton Park Conference Centre, Napier Room, 57 Albion Road, Edinburgh, EH7 5QY

  • Cost: Free to Attend – maximum 2 tickets per organisation.

Gypsy/Traveller community members and MECOPP staff will lead an interactive seminar; a chance to dispel myths and promote dialogue. This free to attend seminar will be of relevance to all who are interested in looking at their own policies and practices with regard to minority groups and especially those who work with carers in Scotland.

The Aims of MECOPP Gypsy/Traveller Awareness Raising Seminars Are:

  • To increase understanding of the situation of Gypsy/Travellers carers in Scotland.

  • To highlight the discrimination often faced by Gypsy/Travellers.

  • To increase knowledge of the legislative and policy framework in Scotland.

The seminar will be led by Gypsy/Travellers, some of whom are carers themselves, and will include:

  • Opportunities to share good practice and/or difficulties encountered.

  • Opportunities to hear from Gypsy/Traveller carers.

  • An examination of case studies which focus on the issues faced by informal carers within the Gypsy/Traveller community.

To book your place on this seminar, please visit our Eventbrite page.

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