Midlothian & East-Lothian recovery service

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.

Who

The service is for adults of working age living within Midlothian and East Lothian who are in recovery from substance misuse.

When

Outreach work is delivered daily to meet the needs of individuals. The College currently delivers its main classes in Dalkeith on a Monday and in Musselburgh on a Thursday.

Why

Classes and one-to-one support help participants make their way through the recovery process, develop their core skills and take the next steps on to employment, further education, volunteering and peer support roles.

Where

Participants are met in venues in their own community or another place of safety. The Recovery College is delivered in Dalkeith for Midlothian residents and in Musselburgh for East Lothian residents.

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