The EVOC Red Book

The online directory to find third sector Organisations, and their services across Edinburgh


Only services that are currently available during COVID-19 are listed in the directory.

In line with Government advice, most groups and organisations in the city have had to take the unfortunate decision to suspend face to face and group work activities. Please telephone or email the contacts listed for the group or organisation if you are interested in their work to check what alternative arrangements might be available.

Covid-19 UPDATE...

Supporting older carers 70+ caring for an adult with a learning disability.

Offering wellbeing support over the telephone and shopping to the families who have no other friends or family to do this.

Parent carers 50+ with young people leaving special school this year and who are at home self-isolating.

Offering practical support including timetable planning, parenting advice and support package requests

WHEN: Monday to Friday, 9:00am - 5:00pm

TELEPHONE: 07484 131 149



TYPE(S) OF SUPPORT: Reducing Social Isolation, Additional Social Care Support

Normal service details...

The Supporting Older Families Project is funded by a grant from the City of Edinburgh Council. Through this project EDG offers support to older families (parent or carer aged 50+) who have a young person or an adult son or daughter (or other relative) with learning difficulties living at home with them.

The project workers offer home visits, listen to what families need and offer advice and practical support. We can support families to look toward a positive future and help is offered to assist families to plan for emergencies.

​We have developed a 'My Life Book' which has proved very popular with families. We support families to make a record of the wealth of information they hold. We can also support individuals with a learning difficulty and their families to explore the things they think would make a good life in the future and develop person centred plans.
65+, 50 - 54, 55 - 59, 60 - 64
Days and Times
Unit 16b, Castlebrae Business Centre, Peffer Place, Craigmillar
EH16 4BB

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Contact Details
Contact Person: Helen Wright
Contact Telephone: 0131 476 0522
Contact Email:

This record was last modified on: 18 August 2020