Individual Advocacy – Eating Disorders (Edinburgh Carers Council)

Availability : Edinburgh Wide

Who is this for?

  • Unpaid carers and siblings (aged 18+) who care for an adult, child or young person with an eating disorder

Description

Edinburgh Carers Council provides a free, independent and confidential advocacy service for unpaid carers/family and relatives who are supporting someone who has an eating disorder.

Advocacy is about having somebody to help you be heard and represent your needs and views as effectively as possible. An advocacy worker is there to support you in your decisions and can lend weight to your views. They will support and work with you on specific issues and try to get them resolved.

For example, you may need:

  • Help with finding ongoing support for yourself as a carer
  • Assistance and support at meetings, mental health tribunals or reviews with medical staff and social care staff
  • Help with letters and forms or with raising your issues
  • Information about your rights
  • Advocacy support in your role as a named person, appointee, power of attorney or welfare guardian
  • Support if the person you care for is going through a period of transition

How do I access this?

  • Self referral
  • Referral by third party
  • Service is appointment only

Is there a cost?

Free

Location information

  • Translation service available upon request
  • Wheelchair access available around the back of the building
  • Private parking available
  • Public parking available
  • Wheelchair access

Opening times

Monday09:00 - 17:00
Tuesday09:00 - 17:00
Wednesday09:00 - 17:00
Thursday09:00 - 17:00
Friday09:00 - 17:00
SaturdayCLOSED
SundayCLOSED

Contact Details

Great Michael House, 14 Links Place, Edinburgh , EH6 7EZ

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Types of support on offer:

Information and advice
Support on the phone

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