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.
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.
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.
Carers of East Lothian (COEL) has launched a new Connections for Life project to support carers whose loved ones are at risk of suicide.
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Last year we helped carers and the people they care for claim over £1 million in annualised welfare benefits. Could we help you or someone you know?
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.
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.
Our latest news
Our next legal advice clinic for carers with Solicitors for Older People in Scotland (SOPS) will take place on Thursday 28th October from 1:30 pm. The solicitor covering the clinic is Kerry Lees.
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