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Midlothian Health and Social Care Partnership strategic plan 2022 – 2025

An overview of Midlothian Health and Social Care Partnerships strategic plan

Volunteering with Royal Voluntary Service

Volunteering opportunities within Royal Voluntary Service’s cafe.

Midlothian Scouts – Volunteering Opportunities

Volunteering information and open session dates with the Scouts Midlothian’

Midlothian & East Lothian Drugs And Alcohol Partnership – information for the festive period

Information on Midlothian & East Lothian Drugs and Alcohol Partnership, including services available and opening times.

British Red Cross Midlothian community calendar December 2021

The British Red Cross’ Midlothian activities calendar for older people in Midlothian.

Clear your head (December 2021)

The Scottish Government’s Clear Your Head campaign aims to help people cope during the winter period, providing people with hints and tips on how they can look out for themselves.

Midspace Newsletters December 2021

This month’s Midspace newsletter focuses on local services and resources related to winter wellbeing.

Forward Mid Winter Newsletter 2021

The Forward Mid Winter Newsletter aims to support you to keep well, be safe, be as active as you can and stay in touch with family, friends as well as what’s happening in your community.

New groups from Health in Mind

Health in Mind has a number of groups available.

A collection of poems on the theme of Connect

Earlier this year, the Scottish mental health charity Health in Mind launched its search for poems on the theme of ‘Connect’ – one of the five ways to wellbeing.

Midlothian Winter 2021/2022 Activity and Support Programme

VOCAL Midlothian is offering a range of free activities and events to help carers over the festive period and into the New Year.

Rembering Together, Scotland’s Covid Community Memorial

membering Together is a national programme of remembrance managed by Greenspace Scotland, bringing together communities and artists/creative practitioners in collective acts of reflection, remembrance, hope and healing.

An Introduction to the Nordoff Robbins approach to Music Therapy

Gain important insights into music therapy and those who pioneered it as you discover the vital skills of a music therapist.

Voices and experience of people with dementia

The Alzheimer Scotland Dementia Research Centre is looking at the impact of these changes for people who went through the assessment and diagnosis of dementia from March 2020 onwards.   

Carer Survey Results – Edinburgh & Midlothian

The 2021 survey was undertaken by Scotinform on behalf of VOCAL and its partner organisations. Over 1,200 unpaid carers took part, sharing their views and experiences of caring in Edinburgh and Midlothian.

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