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

Please note our peer support groups are not meeting in person during the coronavirus pandemic. Please contact us on 0131 665 0135 to find out about our online groups on WhatsApp and Zoom instead.

Who is this for?

  • Unpaid carers aged 18 years old and over

Who provides this?

  • Carers of East Lothian (CoEL)


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?


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

Contact Details

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

Type of support on offer:

Support from someone with similar experience
Support with others



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