Carer Support Services
MECOPP Services Supporting Carers in Edinburgh and Lothians
One of MECOPP’s key roles is to act on behalf of its service users in securing access to a variety of supports and services to undertake or sustain a caring role.
Who We Help
This service is available to Black and Minority Ethnic carers:
Who reside within Edinburgh and the Lothians.
Who provide care for an adult or adults aged 16+ (there is no upper age limit).
Who are of Indian, Pakistani, Bangladeshi, Chinese, (Hong Kong and mainland China), Nepalese, African, African-Caribbean or Arabic ethnic origin. We also support Gypsy/Travellers in Lothians and further afield.
How We Help
We provide the following services from our Carers Centre in Edinburgh
Multilingual advice and information ( English, Urdu, Punjabi, Bengali, Hindi, Nepali, Arabic, Cantonese, Mandarin, Italian).
Advocacy and casework support.
Education and training opportunities.
Recreational, social and therapeutic activities.
Healthy Living programmes.
We can support carers to access health and social work services, housing and accommodation and welfare benefits.
We also manage and deliver a number of specific projects.
Find out More
To find out more about the help we can offer, please get in touch.