Orchard Centre Services – Support from Home

Support from Home is a housing support service provided by the Orchard Centre. It offers one to one, short term support to adults with mental health difficulties in Midlothian. Support can be provided at home, or at an agreed place in the community.

The service can provide up to two hours per week of practical, task focused & solution based support. The Support aims to help re-establish and manage daily household tasks, such as budgeting, shopping and dealing with correspondence.  Support Workers will encourage individuals to develop coping skills and help them to grow in confidence.

People using the service will be supported and introduced to social, leisure and educational opportunities. Support will be offered to assist people to achieve goals in both the home and community.

You can self refer to this service. Referral forms are available online or by calling the Orchard Centre on 0131 663 1616.

Third party referrals are also accepted from statutory and voluntary bodies.

Service Categories


Intended Client Groups:

  • People Experiencing Mental Health Difficulties
  • Other
    • Adults experiencing mental health difficulties who may have other difficulties incl drug & alcohol

Applicants for this service should also meet this condition:

Adult in Midlothian aged 18-65, who experience difficulty with mental health issues.


Self Referral

This service accepts direct self referrals.

Agency Referral

Social Work: G.P, Social Work, Joint Mental Health Team.

Contact Info. & Service Address

1 Douglas Crescent
EH19 2DF

Office Hours

Monday to Friday, 9.00 am - 5.00 pm


Public Transport Information

Support is based in the community or service users homes. Transport options will be discussed with individuals at time of assessment and will depend upon the support plan agreed

Lothian Buses Site for routes and timetables.

Office Hours

Monday to Friday, 9.00 am – 5.00 pm

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