Services in East Lothian

This page details a list of local support services in East Lothian that you can contact for further support for your family. These services range from family support to specific support needs.

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Services in East Lothian

Aberlour Options - Lothian

Aberlour Options – Lothian provides a range of short breaks and respite care for children and young people affected by a learning and/or physical disability in East Lothian and Midlothian.

Aberlour Child Care Trust
5 Bankfoot
Prestonpans EH32 9SG

T: 01875 819 523
E: options.lothian@aberlour.org.uk
W: www.aberlour.org.uk/services/options-lothian/

Big Hearts Kinship Care Programme

Big Hearts is the official charity of Heart of Midlothian Football Club. Their Kinship Care Programme provides an after school club, school holiday football coaching, football tickets for kinship families and more.

Big Hearts Community Trust
Tynecastle Stadium
Mcleod Street
Edinburgh EH11 2NL

T: 0131 603 4927
E: kinship@bighearts.org.uk
W: www.bighearts.org.uk/programmes/kinship-care-programme

CHANGES

CHANGES is a Community Health Project that promotes the positive well-being of people living in East Lothian. They provide supportive opportunities towards healthier and less stressful living, for those with mild to moderate mental health conditions.

CHANGES Community Health Project
108 Market Street
Musselburgh EH21 6QA

T: 0131 653 3977
E: info@changeschp.org.uk
W: www.changeschp.org.uk/

Circle East Lothian

Circle East Lothian works with children and families affected by parental drug and/or alcohol use in Edinburgh. They provide a range of support to children and parents / carers, addressing issues such as behaviour, school, and access to other services.

Circle East Lothian
c/o Children’s Services
Randall House
Macmerry Business Park
Macmerry EH33 1RW

T: Angela 07775 409302
E: info@circle.scot
W: circle.scot/families/families-affected-by-drugs-alcohol/

Children 1st East Lothian

The kinship care hub provides a range of support interventions designed to meet families’ discrete and complex needs. These include befriending, advocacy, mediation, practical support, individual and group work, parenting support, financial inclusion advice, family group conferencing, and direct intensive therapeutic support working with loss, harm and trauma.

East Lothian Kinship Care Hub
Children 1st
Randall House
Macmerry Business Park
Macmerry EH33 1RW

T: 01875 824 000
T: 0131 654 9540
E: macmerry@children1st.org.uk

Crossreach Counselling

Confidential counselling for people of all ages in East Lothian.

Crossreach Counselling
Aldhammer House, High Street
Prestonpans
East Lothian EH32 9SH

T: 01875 814933
E: ccl@crossreach.org.uk
W: www.crossreach.org.uk/crossreach-counselling-lothians-dunbar

Cyrenians Mediation and Support

Cyrenians Mediation and Support service exists to prevent relationship breakdown that leads to youth homelessness. Cyrenians work with kinship care families and young people at risk of being moved into care. In East Lothian, there is support to families where a young person has at risk of, or has already been ‘asked to leave’ the home because of relationship breakdown.

Conflict Resolution Service
Cyrenians
Norton Park
57 Albion Road
Edinburgh EH7 5QY

T: 0131 475 2354
E: mediationandsupport@cyrenians.scot
W: cyrenians.scot/family-people/conflict-resolution/mediation-and-support

Family Journeys (Lothian)

Family Journeys provides non-judgemental and affordable support for all families in crises from separation, especially where there is conflict. They aim to help families recover by restoring strong family connections and creating stronger childhood attachments through development of relationship skills.

Family Mediation Lothian
1F1, 37 George Street
Edinburgh EH2 2HN

T: 0131 322 3863
E: info@familyjourneys.scot
W: www.familyjourneys.scot/

First Step Community Project

First Step is a community managed project that offers a range of support services for local families including nursery education for children aged 1-4 years, groups and courses for parents, a sleep clinic, support groups for grandparents, young parents, parents with addictions and an outreach service. These groups are open to anyone living in the Musselburgh area.

First Step Community Project
37 Galt Avenue
Musselburgh EH21 8HU

T: 0131 665 0848
E: info@firststepmusselburgh.co.uk
W: www.firststepmusselburgh.co.uk

Fostering Compassion

Fostering Compassion uses animal and nature-themed workshops to help children who have experienced trauma in their early years. They work with both children and their carers to develop nurturing behaviour and to help families bond and thrive.

Fostering Compassion
1d Cockburn Halls, George Street
Ormiston, East Lothian EH35 5JB

T: 01875 393 102
E: team@fosteringcompassion.org
W: www.fosteringcompassion.org

Home-Start East Lothian

Home-Start centres provide a range of support to families with at least one child under five years old. Each centre has trained volunteers who support families who may be struggling with isolation, physical health, bereavement or a range of other issues.

Home-Start East Lothian
Early Years Centre
Sandersons Wynd
Tranent EH33 1DA

T: 01875 616 066
E: admin@homestarteastlothian.co.uk
W: www.homestarteastlothian.co.uk

MELD

MELD aims to reduce the harm associated with substance misuse by providing free and confidential services for individuals whose lives are affected by drugs/ or alcohol. The Family Support Service works with adults affected by a loved one’s substance misuse. This support includes one-to-one counselling, drugs education, complementary therapies and stress management and a group work programme that takes place across Mid and East Lothian.

MELD Mid & East Lothian Drugs
The Esk Centre, Ladywell Way
Musselburgh EH21 6AB

T: 07843 339 958
E: office@meld-drugs.org.uk
W: www.meld-drugs.org.uk

Nordoff Robbins Scotland

Nordoff Robbins use music therapy to help people with a range of conditions including learning disabilities, neurological disorders, life-limiting illness, brain injury, cerebral palsy, mental health issues, trauma, stroke and dementia.

Nordoff Robbins Scotland East
4 Logie Mill
Unit 3, Beaverbank Business Park
Edinburgh EH7 4HG

W: www.nordoffrobbinsscotland.org.uk

Richmond's Hope

Richmond’s Hope is a Scottish Charity which provides individual and group support for bereaved children and young people age 4 to 18 years old from Edinburgh and the Lothians. They also offer telephone support and advice to parents, carers and professionals in Scotland.

Richmond’s Hope
227 Niddrie Mains Road
Edinburgh EH16 4PA

T: 0131 661 6818
E: info@richmondshope.org.uk
W: www.richmondshope.org.uk

The Speech Language Communication Company (SLCo)

SLCo has a range of information services that provide help and advice to parents and carers about speech, language and communication. Their staff cover Dundee, Angus, Perth and Kinross, Edinburgh and Lothians, Glasgow, Greater Glasgow and Clyde, Borders and Western Isles; they organise local support groups, workshops, one-to-one support, and can arrange a Speech Language Therapist guided support service.

The Speech Language Communication Company
42 -44 Castle Street
Dundee DD1 3AQ

T: 01382 250 060
text: 07580 022 151
E: admin@s-l-co.uk
W: www.speech-language-communication-company.uk

YMCA Edinburgh

YMCA Edinburgh runs a range of projects for children and young people in Leith, Edinburgh and East Lothian. They run clubs, play schemes, schools work programmes, youth groups and mentoring schemes that aim to increase young people’s skills and confidence and provide a safe space where people of all ages can feel valued and respected.

YMCA Edinburgh
The Acorn Centre
1 Junction Place
Edinburgh ​EH6 5JA

T: 0131 553 7877
E: admin@ymcaedinburgh.com
W: www.ymcaedinburgh.com/