Arrangements during COVID-19 outbreak

Care homes in East Lothian

East Lothian Health and Social Care care homes - Belhaven, Crookston, Eskgreen and The Abbey - are now closed to visitors, in line with the latest government insructions regarding conrona virus. However, homes maybe able to help you be in touch with residents in other ways. Please contact the care homes direct to find out more.

If your relative or friend is at a privately operated care home or nursing home, please phone them direct to find out what they have in place.

Resource, Day Centres and Lunch Clubs

We need to follow public health guidance to ensure ‘social distancing’ for our most vulnerable service-users. East Lothian Health and Social Care Partnership has reached a decision to suspend the provision of community support and ‘day hospitals’ temporarily from 23 March 2020.  We have written out to services-users and carers to let them know.

This decision also reflects what is happening in other Lothian Health and Social Care partnerships.

We are making arrangements with day centre staff and others to monitor and support people who use our services to offset the effects of the closure of Eastday services.

Arrangements will be made with the Resource Centre staff and others to provide support and to monitor clients to mitigate the effects of the closure of day services, ensuing priority clients have an individual support plan.

Services include:

  • Tynebank, Port Seton and Fisherrow Resource Centres
  • Day Centres
  • Lunch Clubs

We know that many individual day centres and lunch clubs are making arrangements with their service-users for support while the clubs are closed.  Please speak to your day centre or lunch club about their plans.

Our home meals delivery service continues to operate as normal.