Carers of East Lothian (CoEL) focuses on supporting carers so that they can continue to care for others. We can provide anything from a bit of practical advice when needed through to much more support for carers who are struggling to cope with the physical and emotional demands of caring for someone on a full time basis.
Our aims are to support 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.
CoEL works with carers who normally live in East Lothian or carers who live outside the area but the person they care for lives in East Lothian. Anyone can contact us directly to ask for our support for themselves or for someone else.
Carers of East Lothian was started in 1996 and is a registered Scottish Charity (SC027000). In 2009 we became a Company Limited by guarantee (SC366908). CoEL employs a number of paid staff and is overseen by a Board of Directors who are either current or former carers. CoEL also has a number of volunteers who support our work. If you are interested in joining our Board or volunteering please click here for more details.