Workshops and training (Carers of East Lothian – CoEL)

Please note all CoeL’s workshops and events are being delivered online via Zoom during the Covid-19 pandemic. 

Who is this for?

  • Unpaid carers aged 18 years old and over

Who provides this?

  • Carers of East Lothian (CoEL)


CoEL runs a number of workshops and training events to help carers feel more confident about aspects of caring and to get the information they need to feel confident in their role.

These can range from understanding challenging behaviours in dementia to coping with stress to understanding Power of Attorney or Guardianship. These workshops can be particularly helpful if you think that your caring role may become greater or if you are new to the world of benefits and social services. It is also an opportunity to get to know a few other people in similar circumstances.

How do I access this?

  • Self-referrals

Is there a cost?


Is there a waiting list?

Sometimes – length of waiting list depends on level of interest in a particular course/workshop

Location information

  • Public parking available
  • Wheelchair access
  • Translation service available

Opening times

Dependent on the course/workshop. Get in touch with the CoEL team to find out more.

Contact Details

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

Types of support on offer:

Information and advice
Support from someone with similar experience
Support with others

Type of services on offer:

Learning, employability, volunteering

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