Ask Social Care Direct for advice

Get advice or refer someone for help

You can ask us for advice or refer yourself or someone you know in Edinburgh through our Social Care Direct service.  You may need help due to illness, frailty, disability or concerns about safety of an adult or child at risk of harm.  You can phone or email us.

0131 200 2324

socialcaredirect@edinburgh.gov.uk

Opening hours

Monday to Thursday 8.30am-5pm

Friday 8.30am-3.55pm 

In an emergency

Phone us on 0131 200 2324 during the opening hours above.  

At all other times please contact our out of hours emergency service.

Who we can help

We have to give priority to the people who are at the most risk.  Find out how we assess your needs.

Your needs must usually be critical or substantial to receive some Social Care services.  But we offer many other services without the need for an assessment.

Manage your services

If you already receive care and support, you can contact us to make changes.  You can also get in touch to ask for other support, like day care, respite care or equipment for your home.

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