Community support groups

Across East Lothian there are a number of recognised groups and organisations that provide advice and support for those who may be in need of community care.

These are agencies and organisations that provide local and national services, ranging from advice to direct support to different sections of the community including:

  • carers
  • people with disabilities
  • people with mental health issues
  • older people

These organisations are registered with the Care Inspectorate.  East Lothian Council / Health and Social Care Partnership does not recommend individual providers.

You do not have to have an assessment to contact any of the organisations on this list. 

However, if you want East Lothian Council / Health and Social Care Partnership to arrange a service on your behalf, or fund a service from one of the listed providers, you will need an assessment.

Volunteer Centre East Lothian Community Directory.


Charitable Organisations

Please follow this link to find a comprehensive 

database of charitable organisations

Please note that many of the agencies on this database are not current providers of services in East Lothian. This means they will not have had basic registration details checked.


Assessment, eligibility and charging for services

East Lothian Council / Health and Social Care Partnership use assessments to make sure our recommendations are appropriate, will address your needs and meet our eligibility criteria.

To find out more about this, and our charging policy, please read our assessment of need section

To arrange an assessment, please contact us via the details below.

Telephone Contact Centre : 01875 824309