Transitions Advocacy for Carers (Edinburgh Carer’s Council)

Availability : Edinburgh Wide

Who is this for?

  • Unpaid carers who care for an adult aged 18 and over with mental health difficulties, a learning disability, autism, dementia, or acquired brain injury.

Who provides this?

  • Edinburgh Carer’s Council


The transitions advocacy service is for families and carers of people in mental health settings within Lothian who are in a period of transition. For example, people they support may be moving from hospital rehabilitation wards to community living or from children to adult mental health services. The service is also for carers of people in mental health settings who will be returning to Lothian from ‘out of area’ placements or for those moving from Lothian to ‘out of area’ placements.

The project aims to:

  • provide you with information and advocacy support to enable you to be as fully involved as you wish in the planning and transition of the person you care for
  • promote health and wellbeing with you

What the service offers:

  • advocacy support through a period of transition
  • information specific to your rights, needs and wishes
  • assistance to explore options and help to decide what you want
  • help and assistance to express your views including support at meetings or reviews with medical and social care staff and help with letters and forms
  • signposting to other services and supports
  • enabling you to focus on your own health and wellbeing

How do I access this?

  • Self-referrals
  • Service is appointment only
  • Referrals by third parties

Is there a cost?


Is there a waiting list?

Temporary waiting list of 2-4 weeks.

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

Monday9.00 am – 5.00 pm
Tuesday 9.00 am – 5.00 pm
Wednesday 9.00 am – 5.00 pm
Thursday9.00 am – 5.00 pm
Friday9.00 am – 5.00 pm
Sunday Closed

Contact Details

Great Michael House, 14 Links PlaceEdinburgh , EH6 7EZ

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Types of support on offer:

Information and advice
Support on the phone

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