Support for adults over 65

Your support needs

Find out what's involved in assessing your needs for a care plan.

Directory of services for older people

Find out what services are available and how to access them in the Directory of services for older people living in Midlothian (PDF).

Self Directed Support (SDS)

SDS is about giving you choice and control over the support you get, to enable you to live as independently as possible.

Help with living at home

Are you having difficulty with daily tasks around the house? We offer aids and adaptations, a telecare package or home care, to help you stay in your home as long as possible.

Residential care

If you are having difficulty living safely and well in your own home, there are a few options you can consider to help meet your needs.

Paying for care

The amount you will need to pay depends on your financial circumstances.

For people with dementia

Power of Attorney

Every year thousands of people across Scotland lose capacity – it could be an accident, a head injury, a stroke or an ongoing progressive illness. The only way you can plan for your future is to appoint someone with Power of Attorney.