Carers support (Carers of East Lothian – CoEL)

Availability : Haddington Area

Who is this for?

  • Unpaid carers aged 18 years old and over

Who provides this?

  • Carers of East Lothian (CoEL)


Carers of East Lothian (CoEL) supports unpaid carers to access information and services to make their caring role more sustainable and to enhance their health and wellbeing.

The Carer Support Workers will work closely with your to support you across a wide range of issues. This support could range from giving information and advice about health and social care services to assist with assessments and care planning as part of Self Directed Support.

The team can support carers with housing concerns or adaptations, future planning, finding ways to combine caring and employment, and with exploring how they can manage the person they care for’s health problems etc. They can also support you with the sometimes difficult emotional impact of changing relationships with the person they care for.

CoEL can support you if you are caring for people with physical health problems, who are elderly and frail or who have learning disabilities. There is also a dedicated carer support worker who can support you if you care for someone with chronic mental health problems.

How do I access this?

  • Self-referrals
  • Referrals by third parties

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

Types of support on offer:

Information and advice
Support in person
Support on the phone

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