MECOPP – Minority Ethnic Carers of People Project
MECOPP are Minority Ethnic Carers of People Project. They specifically support black and minority ethnic (BME) carers and carers from other marginalised communities, by offering information, advice, and a range of support and social opportunities.
BME carers and those they care for can access the following services in Midlothian:
- Gypsy/Travellers Carers’ Project – The gypsy/traveller project can support anyone from the travelling community who cares for someone else. Support is available in both rural and urban areas of Midlothian.
- Self Directed Support (SDS) project and SDS Legal Rights Project – MECOPP have produced lots of accessible resources about SDS and how this can affect carers. For more see here.
- South Asian dementia Support Project – The Link Worker will provide dedicated support to South Asian (Indian, Pakistani and Bangladeshi) people with a diagnosis of dementia, their families and carers. The worker will provide flexible and proactive advice, information and support to people with a new diagnosis of dementia for a minimum of one year.
How To Get In Touch
Main Line: 0131 467 2994
Chinese language line: 0131 467 2996
Asian language line: 0131 467 2997
Intended Client Groups:
Applicants for this service should also meet this condition:
Black and Minority Ethnic Carers in the Lothians who care for a person aged 25 or over.
This service accepts direct self referrals.
Any health or social care agency
Contact Info. & Service Address
8 The Shore
Monday - Thursday 9.00 am - 5.00 pm
Friday 9.00 am - 4.00 pm
Facilities & Access
This service has the following facilities:
- Public Parking
limited on street
- Wheelchair Access
- Information in community languages
- Translation Service
Punjabi, Bengali, Urdu, Chinese
- Creche facilities are not available at this location.
Public Transport Information
Lothian bus number 16
Provider's Name: MECOPP – Minority Ethnic Carers of People Project
- Multi-lingual advice and information
- Advocacy and casework support
- Individual and group support
- Education and training opportunities
- Social and recreational activities
- Multi-lingual health and social care library
- Respite service