Inclusive Edinburgh

Review of services for people with complex needs

Edinburgh is a city of contrasts, with high levels of both prosperity and poverty. It is vibrant, culturally diverse and exciting, but with areas of significant inequality and deprivation.  

‘Inclusive Edinburgh’ is being set up to tackle some of the problems faced by people with complex needs. People who may struggle with homelessness, unemployment, drug and alcohol problems, mental or physical ill-health, who sometimes get involved in crime, and who are often the victims of violence.

The review will look at

  • how we all work at the moment
  • what we need to do to improve.

This will include housing, care, support, health, employment and protection services.

Together with our partners in NHS Lothian, Police Scotland, the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service and a wide range of voluntary organisations, we are looking at all the services we provide in these areas. To do this effectively, we need to hear and understand people's views.

We want to work better together in order to improve people's access to good quality care, support and protection and help them in participating better and more actively in the quality of life enjoyed by others.

We want to take a lead from people who use our services or who struggle to access them.

If you have any ideas on how we should improve our services to people with complex needs, contact us

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