You will find infromation about carer's support groups in Edinburgh, Livingston, Musselburgh, East Lothian and West Lothian on this page. To care safely and maintain their own physical and mental health and well-being,
carers need information, support, respect and recognition from the professionals
with whom they are in contact.
There are Princess Royal Trust Carers Centres (see below) in Edinburgh, Livingston, Musselburgh. They provide advice and information about -
- respite care
- taking care of yourself
- holidays and days out
- getting the most from ......
- carers' stories
VOCAL (Voice of Carers Across Lothian) manages the CarersNet
Edinburgh & Lothian website and works in partnership with other local carer organisations.
VOCAL supports carers in all family or relationship settings, be they
defined by kinship, partnership, friendship, affection or obligation.
The services include information, advice and emotional support, training, advocacy, counselling and group work.
VOCAL is located on 8 - 13 Johnston Terrace, Edinburgh, Edinburgh EH1 2PW
Tel: 0131 622 6666
The Wester Hailes Health Agency runs a carer's support group which offers:
- Friendship with other carers
- Mutual support with other carers
The Carers Group is open to anyone in the South West area of Edinburgh and meets on Fridays between10.15am and 12.15pm.
Carers of West Lothian is a voluntary organisation that provides information and support on a wide range of issues to unpaid carers.
When you first contact the organisation, you will be sent out a free
Carers Information Booklet, which is a comprehensive guide to services
in West Lothian. A carer support
worker will contact you to find out what kind of practical or emotional
support you may need. Your name will be added to the mailing list and
you will be sent a quarterly newsletter as well as any other relevant
The Carers of West Lothian is located on 189a West Main Street, Broxburn, EH52 5LH. Tel: 01506 771 750
The East Lothian Carers Centre is located on 94 High Street, Musselburgh, East Lothian. EH21 7EA. Tel: 0131 665 0135
West Lothian Bereavement Support Group
For further information, please contact Rosie Small -
Tel: 01506 777604 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org