Mental health problems affects one person in three in Scotland. Mental Health Carers can be very isolated and struggle to cope with their loved one’s depression or erratic behavior. We have a dedicated worker to support Mental Health Carers.
We run a range of monthly support groups for carers across East Lothian and workshops and events to help ensure carers have the information they need. All these are friendly and welcoming and a good chance to meet other carers.
Last year we helped over 250 people claim over £660,000 in benefits and to save over £16,000 on fuel bills. Could we help you or someone you know?
Carers often have poor health themselves and are frequently under a great deal of stress. We can help as a listening ear and provide support on techniques to manage stress. We can also help carers get the support they need from their GPs and others.
Power of Attorney is important for people who are becoming less able. It can allow a friend or family member to manage their affairs and make decisions when they are no longer able to do so. We can provide information and help complete forms for FREE.
How we can help
Carers of East Lothian supports all adults in a caring situation in East Lothian to get information and services to help their individual caring role, enhance their own wellbeing, and strengthen their collective voice to improve services.
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Join us in celebrating Carers Week 2016 on Thursday 9th June! After meeting for morning coffee/tea we’ll have a guided walk around the village of Gifford with a countryside ranger, followed by lunch. This is a great chance to meet other people who are caring for someone, learn about local plants and wildlife and be…