Minority Ethnic Carers of People Project (MECOPP)

MECOPP are Minority Ethnic Carers of People Project. They specifically support black and minority ethnic carers.

Service Description

 MECOPP can help carers to access services appropriate to their caring situation.

Services offered include:

  • Carer Support Services
  • Gypsy/Traveller Project
  • Carer Training

MECOPP also work to develop a strategic response to identified gaps in service provision, assist service providers in the development of culturally competent services, develop opportunities for the active involvement of Black and Minority Ethnic carers in consultation planning, raise the profile of Black and Minority Ethnic carers and their needs at a national level.

By working in partnership with carers, the voluntary and statutory sectors, MECOPP actively seeks to challenge and dismantle barriers that deny Black and Minority Ethnic carers access to health, social work and other social care services in Edinburgh, the Lothians and further afield.

Languages spoken include; English, Urdu, Punjabi, Bengali, Hindi, Nepali, Arabic, Cantonese.

For more information you can contact;

Main line: 0131 467 2994

Chinese language line: 0131 467 2996

Asian language line: 0131 467 2997

Service Categories

Eligibility

Intended Client Groups:

  • Black and Minority Ethnic

Residency:

This service is available to residents of all parts of Edinburgh

Applicants for this service should also meet this condition:

Black and Minority Ethnic Carers in the Lothians who care for a person aged 25 or over.

Referral

Self Referral

This service accepts direct self referrals.

Agency Referral

Any agency

Contact Info. & Service Address

Maritime House
8 The shore
Edinburgh
EH6 8QN

Office Hours

Monday - Thursday 9.00 am to 5.00 pm, Fridays from 9.00 am to 4.00 pm

Service Contact

Tel: 0131 467 2994
Email: info@mecopp.org.uk
Website: www.mecopp.org.uk

Facilities & Access

This service has the following facilities:

  • Public Parking
    Limited on street
  • Information in community languages
  • Translation Service
    English, Urdu, Punjabi, Bengali, Hindi, Nepali, Arabic, Cantonese.
  • This service is not accessible to wheelchair users.
  • Creche facilities are not available at this location.

Transport

Public Transport Information

LRT routes: 7, 10, 12, 14, 16, 22, 25, 35, 49

Lothian Buses Site for routes and timetables.

Provider's Name: Minority Ethnic Carers of People Project

Type: Charity/Voluntary

MECOPP provides support and information for carers from Black and Minority Ethnic communities within Edinburgh and the Lothians including:
  • Multi-lingual advice and information
  • Advocacy and casework support
  • Individual and group support
  • Education and training opportunities
  • Social and recreational activities
  • Respite service

Services run by this provider

Service Contact

Tel: 0131 467 2994
Email: info@mecopp.org.uk
Website: www.mecopp.org.uk

Office Hours

Monday – Thursday 9.00 am to 5.00 pm,
Fridays from 9.00 am to 4.00 pm

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