Carer Supporting Organisations

A list of organisations that can give you more information and support is below.

Local Carer Centres

EDINBURGH

Integrated Carers Team
City of Edinburgh Council Headquarters Health and Social Care, Level 1:8
4 East Market Street
Edinburgh EH8 8BG
Tel: 0131 536 3371
Email: carersupport@luht.scot.nhs.uk

Care for Carers
Lochend House
33-35 Lochend Road South
Edinburgh EH7 6BR
Tel: 0131 661 2077
Email: admin@care4carers.org.uk
Web: www.care4carers.org.uk

Edinburgh Carers Council
For those supporting someone with mental health difficulties, personality disorder or learning disabilities.
The Canon Mill, 1 – 3 Canon Street, Edinburgh EH3 5HE
Tel: 0131 270 6087
Email: info@edinburghcarerscouncil.co.uk
Web: www.edinburghcarerscouncil.co.uk

Edinburgh Young Carers Project
Norton Park, 57 Albion Road,
Edinburgh EH7 5QY
Tel: 0131 475 2322
Email: info@youngcarers.org.uk
Web: www.youngcarers.org.uk

MECOPP
Supporting black and minority ethnic carers.
172 Leith Walk
Edinburgh EH6 5EA
Tel: 0131 467 2994
Email: info@mecopp.org.uk
Web: www.mecopp.org.uk

EAST LOTHIAN

Carers of East Lothian
94 High Street, Musselburgh EH21 7EA
Tel: 0131 665 0135
Web: www.coel.org.uk

East Lothian Young Carers
Suite 14, Cockenzie Business Park, Edinburgh Road
Cockenzie EH33 0XL
Tel: 01875 818600
Email: eastlothianyc@aol.com

MIDLOTHIAN

VOCAL Midlothian
30/1 Hardengreen Estate
Dalhousie Road
Dalkeith EH22 3NX
Tel: 0131 663 6869
Email: midlothian@vocal.org.uk

Midlothian Young Carers
Units 9-10, 40 Hardengreen Business Park
Dalhousie Road
Dalkeith EH22 3NU
Tel: 0131 654 9540
Email: peter.dalzielcarruthers@children1st.org.uk
Web: www.children1st.org.uk

WEST LOTHIAN

Carers of West Lothian
Sycamore House,
Quarrywood Court,
Livingston, EH54 6AX
Telephone: 01506 448000

E-mail: office@carers-westlothian.com
Web: www.carers-westlothian.com

West Lothian Young Carers Partnership
(same address as above)
Tel: 01506 448000

Email: wilma@carers-westlothian.com
Web: www.carers-westlothian.com

LOTHIAN WIDE

VOCAL Carers Centre
8-13 Johnston Terrace, Edinburgh EH1 2PW
Tel: 0131 622 6666
Email: centre@vocal.org.uk
Web: www.vocal.org.uk

NATIONAL ORGANISATIONS

DirectGov
This website provides a wide range of resources about caring, including information on finances, assessments, employment
and services.
Web: www.gov.uk/government/publications/support-for-carers-leafletCaringForSomeone

NHS 24
If your GP surgery is closed and the patient is too ill to wait until they open, contact NHS 24. It is a telephone-based service and can answer questions about health and offer advice and get you the right help.
Tel: 08454 24 24 24
www.nhs24.com

NHS Inform
This is a national health information service.
It runs a helpline and web based resource containing a wide range of health and carer information in various languages.
Tel: 0800 22 44 88
Open 7 days 8am – 10pm
Web: www.careinfoscotland.co.uk/what-rights-do-i-have-as-someone-who-needs-care.aspx

Last Reviewed: 15/09/2016