DIRECTORY FOR OLDER PEOPLE LIVING IN MIDLOTHIAN 2012
Directory for Older People in Midlothian
There is an old adage that says ‘Information is power.’
This is certainly true for Older people. Without correct, relevant and up to date information Older people can become isolated, unable to exercise their rights and receive the support they need and make their own choices on how they want to live.
I know from personal experience the frustration older citizens often feel; Who could help me with the mysteries of the benefits system? Who could I contact for help and support? Who could help me live an ordinarily life? Where can I get this information?
The purpose of this directory is to help Older people, their families or carers, find practical, useful information which could help improve their lives. To find answers as well as solutions to the everyday problems which still seem part of the territory for Older people.
This is by no means an exhaustive list of contacts that have all the answers but I’m sure that if the group or organisation you contact can’t help you then they will know someone who can.
I sincerely hope you find this directory useful. Use it well !
Bill Prentice Bonnyrigg Seniors Forum
Eric Johnstone Midlothian Community Care Forum
Contact: eric.johnstone@mvacvs, el: 0131 663 9471.
The Directory is now available as a hard copy.
Community groups, voluntary organisations and individuals can obtain the Directory from MVA, tel: 0131 663 9471.
Midlothian Council will distribute to care at home clients, care homes, libraries, GP practices, CHP and private sector.
Council officers should contact Morag Barrell, Planning Officer – Older People’s Services.
The updated Directory will also shortly be available from the MVA website http://www.mvacvs.org/index.php/community-planning/community-care-forum/directories/
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