New Men’s Kinship Care Group starts in Edinburgh

Today, Mentor and Big Hearts held the first meeting of their newest initiative, a Men’s Kinship Care Group. The group aims to connect men kinship carers, who are otherwise not engaged in peer support, to share their experiences while undertaking a range of social activities.

In Thursday’s first meeting, we were joined by local health charity, Health All Round, who equipped carers with pedometers and led a community walk around Gorgie, which took in the Union Canal and other local attractions (a grand total in excess of 9,000 steps according to Mentor worker, Connor!).

We’re thrilled that so many turned up and that the weather allowed for a pleasant morning. But if you missed out today, it’s not too late! The group will meet every fortnight, and details of upcoming events are listed below. If you are interested in joining up, just get in touch with us by phone or email:

t 0131 334 8512



Men’s Kinship Care Group – dates for the diary:

  • 11th May – Improve your DIY skills
  • 25th May – Gardening with Gorgie Smiles
  • 8th June – Cookery & healthy eating workshop
  • 22nd June – Walking football

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