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 and 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 contacts are made in accessible venues, such as local libraries, community centres and recovery café’s. Participants are given support and training and encouraged to engage in local groups and activities to help them through their journey of recovery.
The service incorporates the Midlothian and East Lothian Recovery College. This takes place in Dalkeith and Musselburgh and provides a choice of positive activities, seven days a week. Personal Learning Action Plans are devised for each participant to help them achieve their goals. Life skill classes are also delivered through local recovery cafes.