Contact MELDAP

Telephone: 0131 653 5162
Email: MELDAP@eastlothian.gov.uk


Gateway to Recovery

The Gateway to Recovery clinics bring together NHS and Voluntary Sector Services to provide a comprehensive assessment for people trying to cope with and overcome problems caused or affected by alcohol or drugs.

The clinic will be available on Thursdays at 11am to 4pm at the East Lothian Substance Misuse Service, The Esk Centre, Ladywell Way, Musselburgh.

All services provided at the Gateway will be accessed through a drop in.

Blood Borne Virus Clinic

Blood Borne Virus Clinic, offering testing for HIV, Hepatitis B & C, and vaccination for Hepatitis A & B. Referrals are received from all professionals including self-referrals. These can be sent to the BBV team, Spittal Street Centre, 22-24 Spittal Street, Edinburgh EH3 9DU or contacting 0131 537 8300.

Patients can alternatively attend the drop-in facility at this location.

Lloyds Pharmacy
49-51 High Street
East Lothian
EH33 1LN
Tel: 01875 610321

‎Pharmacist is Grace Cummings.

Fortnightly clinic- Tuesday- 2 until 4pm.

Patients can be seen by appointment or drop-in.

Children 1st (East Lothian)

Randall House
Macmerry Business Park
East Lothian EH33 1RW
Tel: 01875 824 000

Family Group Meetings are a way of helping families fiend their own solutions to difficulties, with the familiybeing placed at the heart of the decision making process.  Our priorities are to work with families where a child is looked after and accommodated; at risk of accommodation; where permanency planning is taking place; and where children have additional support needs.

The small team of family support workers work with families across East Lothian with a focus on families with children between 0-8 years. This team will try to work alongside families at the earliest point, in a 4 staged approach offering intensive support in parenting and coping skills for a 12 week period to help families build on their strengths and coping skills and prevent them falling into crisis.

Children 1st has a family support worker based in Olivebank Children's Centre, who works with families of very young children and the nursery staff to provide a more intensive level of support.

Substance Misuse Support Workers - Children

ELC Children’s Wellbeing,
Randall House
Macmerry Business Park
EH33 1RW
Tel: 01620 829909
Out of Hours: 0800 731 6969

Monday - Friday 9am to 5pm

The support wokers offer support to school aged children and young people living in East Lothian, whose lives have been affected by their own substance misuse problems or that of their parents or carers. They offer support at school, home and in the community on a 1:1 basis and through group work. You can get more information by calling us or speaking directly to your midwife, health visitor, a guidance teacher or a supportive adult.

Antisocial Behaviour Team

Tranent Local Area Office
Sanderson’s Wynd
East Lothian
EH33 1DA

Telephone Number: 01620 829902
Fax: Number: 01875 824130
Email: asb@eastlothian.gov.uk

Antisocial Behaviour Helpline:
0845 601 8518

operational 24 hours a day 7 days a week or

Monday – Thursday: 9am to 5pm
Friday: 9am to 4pm

The service is avilable to Tenants/Residents of East Lothian.

We pro-actively provide assistance to members of the public in response to acts of antisocial behaviour which we recognise has a major impact on people lives. There are numerous resources and services available to tackle antisocial behaviour in the form of advice, guidance, community wardens, victim support and mediation.  

Tackling antisocial behaviour is a key priority for East Lothian Council and we have close links with all relevant partner agencies to assist persons who are being subjected to antisocial behaviour.

Please note that any persons wishing to make a complaint can remain anonymous if they so wish. 

Throughcare & Aftercare Health Practitioner

Throughcare & Aftercare Health Practitioner
Randall House
Macmerry Business Park
EH33 1RN

Tel: 01875 842090
Mobile: 07768 900689

Monday – Thursday: 9am to 5pm

This service provides support to young people aged 15-21 yrs who are currently or have been previously looked after and/or accommodated by East Lothian Council.

The main aim is to support young people throughout the transition into independent living, enabling them to identify any health issues, to empower them to take responsibility for their own health and in accessing appropriate services. The worker provides key worker service on a individual basis to young people as well as a range of groups (is young homeless people) and also facilitates a parenting group for young mums, who are either currently or were previously looked after.

An initial referral for this service can be made by a range of professionals ie social work practitioners, health professionals, voluntary agencies etc and young people themselves.

Circle East Lothian and Midlothian

East Lothian - 01620 827 554
Pregnancy Support Service - 07903822062

Circle Provides two services across East and Midlothian, our first service, the Pregnancy Support Service, which offers support to mothers with substance misuse issues during pregnancy (and up to 6 months post birth). We work with the whole family as we recognise the wider impact. The project can respond to a diverse set of needs. The service works across East Lothian and Midlothian. The second project, Circle East Lothian works with children and families affected by their parental substance misuse.

Both services support parents during recovery to greater acknowledge the impact on family life as well as offering direct support to children and young people. Both services adopt a strengths based/solution focussed appraoch. Referrers are encouraged to talk to project staff in the first instance - referrals from service users and professionals are accepted.

Other services may be available through an outreach service, please contact the service provider directly.