This service supports adults of working age living within Midlothian and East Lothian who are in recovery from substance misuse and looking to progress into education, training or employment. It is delivered in partnership with Edinburgh College, which supplies tutors.
Participants are met by a caseworker in their village or town (or another place of safety). Initial contact is made in accessible venues such as local libraries, community centres or recovery cafés. Participants are given support and training and encouraged to engage in local groups and activities to support them in their recovery journey.
The service incorporates the Midlothian and East Lothian Recovery Colleges. Classes and group work are held in Dalkeith and Musselburgh, providing a choice of positive activities, seven days a week. Personal Learning and Development Action Plans are devised for each participant to ensure they achieve their goals.