About Midlothian Social Work Department

Social Work Services

The Social Work department in Midlothian provides services to people in need. Staff work with people on a personal basis. They try to work with the person to identify what their needs are and how those needs should be met.

Some of the services provided are:

  • Community care services for older people and people with a disability
    For example residential care, respite care, day care services, meals on wheels, community alarm scheme, equipment and adaptations for your home, home care services, residential care, respite care and day care services.
  • Services for families and children
    For example support to families in their homes, services to prevent family breakdown, child protection services, fostering and adoption services.
  • Criminal Justice services
    For example support to victims of crime, support to families of prisoners, supervising offenders in the community, providing alternatives to custody.

For practical help for yourself, or someone in your care, contact one of the local social work centres (see below). Priority for receiving services depends on your level of need.

Dalkeith Social Work Centre
(Children and Families, Criminal Justice)
11 St Andrews Street
Phone: 0131 271 3860

Loanhead Social Work Centre
(Community Care Access Team)
4 Clerk Street
Phone: 0131 271 3900

To access the out of hours emergency service contact 0800 731 6969

Further information can be obtained by logging on to Health & Social Care on the Midlothian website www.midlothian.gov.uk

Last Reviewed: 15/07/2011