Being a parent or kinship carer can be challenging – even more so if the child you love and are looking after has additional support needs. Here are some local support organisations for families in this situation.
Carers of East Lothian (CoEL)
We have two lovely parent carer support workers in the team at CoEL. Please call us on 0131 665 0135 if you need support in your caring role or would like to join our parent carer peer support group, which is meeting monthly on Zoom during the pandemic.
We also host a Supporting Parents and Carers in East Lothian Facebook group.
Pasda offers support to parents, partners, siblings and carers of adults (over 16) on the autism spectrum who live in Edinburgh and the Lothians.
East Lothian Young Carers
East Lothian Young Carers support children and young people who look after or help to look after someone in their family including siblings with additional support needs.