SDS survey cover

 ELCCF's investigation into how people are managing with Self Directed Support.

 SDS is the relatively new way of governing your own care payments. The survey looks into how well the system is working in East Lothian. Click to download.



Your Voice - Your Views - Your Services

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Here's where you have a chance to share what you think - about community care services, about what you want out of life, about what the System does, or doesn't offer...  Let us know and we'll post it up here!

Just send us an email at with your points of view, your rants or your raves. Or call us on 01620 822212. We want to get everyone's voice heard and this is one place where it can be picked up by all, care users, supporters, or decision makers.

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News and link to News Archive

Hydrotherapy pools under threat

Three Edinburgh hospital-based hydrotherapy pools are under threat of closure as part of a money saving measure by NHS Lothian.


A win for fight against charges


Pressure from care groups in a campaign headed by the Forum has resulted a U-turn by East Lothian Council on imposing new charges for community care services.

Getting from here to there


Bus services in East Lothian could be improved for disabled people if the local council was allowed to gain more control over routes and destinations.

Care services costs

Councillors have supported demands to look again at new policy which imposes charges on disabled people for community care services in East Lothian after an outcry by a coalition of disabled people’s organisations.

Demand for rethink on day centre charges

Council officials have been asked to think again over plans which will see charges being made for disabled people to use services at East Lothian’s day centres.

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