Carers peer support groups (Carers of East Lothian – CoEL)

Who is this for?

  • Unpaid carers aged 18 years old and over

Who provides this?

  • Carers of East Lothian (CoEL)

Description

CoEL run a number of monthly support groups across East Lothian. These are a great opportunity to meet other people in the same situation and to share experiences. Groups are informal and welcoming – as one carer told CoEL “the friendship, the atmosphere & the interaction between us all is great. The realisation other people have the same difficulties is important. It helps to share problems.”

Here is a the current list of groups:

  • Dunbar
  • North Berwick
  • Musselburgh
  • East Lothian wide and online (new)
  • Carers of people with chronic mental health issues
  • Parent carers
  • Male carers

How do I access this?

  • Self-referrals

Please contact the CoEL team on 0131 665 0135 to find out about our online groups on WhatsApp and Zoom instead.

Is there a cost?

Free

Is there a waiting list?

Sometimes – length of waiting list depends on volume of referrals

Location information

  • Public parking available
  • Wheelchair access
  • Translation service available

Opening times

Some carers events and groups run outside of these hours.

Monday 10.00 am – 4.00 pm
Tuesday10.00 am – 4.00 pm
Wednesday10.00 am – 4.00 pm
Thursday10.00 am – 4.00 pm
Friday10.00 am – 4.00 pm
SaturdayClosed
SundayClosed

Contact Details

Carers of East Lothian (CoEL), East Lothian Community Hospital, Alderston Road, Haddington, EH41 3PF PF

Types of support on offer:

Online
Support from someone with similar experience
Support with others

Type of services on offer:

Carers

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