Share the care service

Share the Care is East Lothian Council's respite service for the families of children and young people with physical and/or learning disabilities.

The service is run by the Children with Disabilities Team. It provides essential support to young people with disabilities and their families by offering regular breaks in a carer's home. These breaks:

  • give young people the chance to take part in different activities and make new friends
  • give parents the opportunity to spend time with other members in the family, or just to recharge their batteries

If you need a break from caring, and feel that you would benefit from Share the Care, you can get more information by:

  • speaking to any of the professionals working with your child
  • getting in touch with your local social work team