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.

Service Description

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

Service Categories


Intended Client Groups:

  • Carers

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.


Self Referral

This service accepts direct self referrals.

Agency Referral

Any health or social care agency

Contact Info. & Service Address

Maritime House
8 The Shore

Office Hours

Monday - Thursday 9.00 am - 5.00 pm Friday 9.00 am - 4.00 pm

Service Contact

Tel: 0131 467 2994

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

Lothian Buses Site for routes and timetables.

Provider's Name: MECOPP – Minority Ethnic Carers of People Project

Type: Charity/Voluntary

MECOPP (Minority Ethnic Carers of People Project) provides support and information for carers from Black and Minority Ethnic communities within Edinburgh and the Lothian. MECOPP provide:

  • 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

Services run by this provider

Service Contact

Tel: 0131 467 2994

Office Hours

Monday – Thursday 9.00 am – 5.00 pm
Friday 9.00 am – 4.00 pm

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