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Forward Mid Directory 2019

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Volunteer Centre Midlothian logo


Volunteer Midlothian is the first point of contact for anyone who wants to find out more about volunteering in Midlothian. We can offer you a free, confidential and informal appointment where our advisors can help you:

  • Explore your interests and motivations for volunteering
  • Make an informed choice about the different opportunities Volunteer Centre Midlothian have available
  • Search and select information on over 200 local volunteering opportunities
  • Set up a meeting with the opportunity of your choice or arrange for them to get in touch with you

You can also browse the wide range of opportunities on our website.


Volunteer Midlothian also runs a number of volunteer-led projects which help people develop their skills and confidence. These include:

A group of older people learning about tablet computersOnline which provides IT tuition to groups of older people and vulnerable adults who wish to develop their digital skills and increase their social connections. Groups take place at home (for those who are housebound) or in local community settings including libraries.


We also offer supported volunteering opportunities for young people aged 14-20 through our Transform Project.


For more information contact:


Tel: Telephone logo 0131 660 1216
Email: email symbol info@volunteermidlothian.org.uk
Website: www.volunteermidlothian.org.uk


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Wee Breaks
Midlothian

Vocal LogoBecoming a carer affects us all in different ways. Whether you felt you had a choice about it or were thrown into because of circumstances there is no doubt that caring can be difficult at times. You may love the person you care for but the daily responsibility of attending to their needs may mean that your own needs are often neglected.


Remember when you had time to meet people, go to the cinema or do whatever it was you used to enjoy doing? Leisure time is often the first thing that disappears for carers and the last thing they have time for, and yet it is one of the best stress relievers.


Wee Breaks are here to help you take some ‘time out’ for yourself and help you find and create the right break for you – from a few hours to a few weeks. We can spend time with you to think about what would be best for you and how to make this a reality. Times are changing with the introduction of self directed support and Wee Breaks will be here to help you make this work for you.


Creative Breaks Funding Application


The Creative Breaks Fund helps carers take a break from their caring role. If you are a young carer, a kinship carer or you care for someone over 21 you can apply for up to £500 to give you a wee break.


You can apply for anything that would give you a break from your caring role- for example:

  • A shed so you can continue your hobbies if you can’t leave your house.
  • Someone to spend time with the person you care for while you go to a class or group.
  • Money to help set up an activity with friends – e.g. pay to rent a hall for a singing group or waterproof clothing to set up a walking group.

As funds are limited Wee Breaks might not be able to help everyone. We can only help you if:

  • You are looking after someone who is over 21 or you are a kinship carer or a young carer.
  • The person you care for lives in Midlothian.
  • You can not finance the break yourself and have not applied for more than £500 this year.
  • You are unable to get the break from Social Services. Wee Breaks are unable to provide services that should be provided by Midlothian Council and Wee Breaks can not pay for your financial contribution towards these.
  • The break will give YOU a break from your caring role.

Logo for wee breaksAll applications are looked at by a panel who meet on the last Wednesday of the month. If successful a cheque will be sent to you within 10 days of the panel meeting.


Download the creative breaks application form weebreak.org/


For more information contact:
Wee Break Midlothian
VOCAL,
Midlothian council LogoFairfield House,
8 Lothian Road,
Dalkeith,
EH22 3ZN
Tel: Telephone logo 0131 271 3765
Email: email symbol midlothian@vocal.org.uk


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Medical Condition

Medical Conditions, diseases and health help Website's for information

Acoustic neuroma
www.bana-uk.com/

Addison disease
www.addisons.org.uk

Aids & HIV
www.tht.org.uk/

Alzheimer’s disease
www.alzscot.org/

Ankylosing Spondylitis
nass.co.uk

Arthritis
www.versusarthritis.org/

Ataxia
www.ataxia.org.uk/

Autism
www.autism.org.uk/

Behcet’s disease
behcets.org.uk/

Bipolar
www.bipolaruk.org/

Brain and Spine Foundation
www.brainandspine.org.uk

Cancers
www.cancerresearchuk.org

Cerebral palsy
www.capability-scotland.org.uk/

Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease
www.cmt.org.uk/

Chronic Fatigue syndrome
www.meassociation.org.uk

Crohn’s disease
www.crohnsandcolitis.org.uk/

CRPS & RSD
www.burningnightscrps.org/

Cystic fibrosis
www.cysticfibrosis.org.uk/

Deafness or Hearing Impaired
www.deafaction.org/

Diabetes
www.diabetes.org.uk/

Disabled Children
www.theyardscotland.org.uk/

Epilepsy
www.epilepsyscotland.org.uk

Fibromyalgia
www.fmauk.org/

Glomerulonephritis
www.kidney.org.uk

Guillain-Barré syndrome
gaincharity.org.uk/

Hearing Impairment
www.actiononhearingloss.org.uk/

Hemianopia
www.readright.ucl.ac.uk/

Haemophilia
haemophilia.org.uk/

Hepatitis
www.nhsinform.scot/

Huntington’s disease
www.hda.org.uk/

Hydrocephalus
www.sbhscotland.org.uk/

Hyperhidrosis
hyperhidrosisuk.org

Hyperthyroidism
www.nhsinform.scot/

Insomnia
www.sleepsociety.org.uk/

Joint Mobility and Hypermobility
hypermobility.org/

Kaposi’s sarcoma
www.macmillan.org.uk

Kidney dialysis or failure
www.kidney.org.uk/

Lupus or Systemic lupus
www.lupusuk.org.uk/

Marfan Syndrome
www.marfan.org/

Myasthenia Gravis
www.myaware.org/

Myocardial Infarction / T.I.A.
www.chss.org.uk/

Motor Neurone Disease
www.mndscotland.org.uk

Multiple Sclerosis
www.mssociety.org.uk/

Narcolepsy
www.narcolepsy.org.uk/

Osteoporosis
theros.org.uk/

Paget’s disease
www.paget.org.uk/

Parkinson’s disease
www.parkinsons.org.uk/

Restricted Growth
rgauk.org/

Seasonal Affective Disorder
www.mind.org.uk/

Scoliosis / Kyphosis
www.sauk.org.uk/

Sjogren’s syndrome
www.bssa.uk.net/

Slipped Disc
backcare.org.uk

Spina Bifida
www.sbhscotland.org.uk/

Spinal Muscular Dystrophy
www.curesma.org/

Tourette’s syndrome
www.tourettes-action.org.uk/

Tremors essential
tremor.org.uk/

Visual impairment
www.rnib.org.uk/


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Patient Information Centre

The Patient Information Centre is open (9 am - 5 pm weekdays) to patients, relatives, carers, the public and staff, and is free of charge.


It has come about as a direct result of the feedback patient information centre have obtained from thousands of patients in our surveys. They continue to tell us that they would like more and better information.


Central to our efforts to give people better information is SMILE which stands for System for Managing Information in Lothian and Edinburgh. This is a computer-based system of information. Staff in Lothian came up with the idea while trying to work out how to solve the information and communication problems which patients told us they faced every day. Information in SMILE can be in words, photos or videos, and is about exactly what happens to patients being treated in hospitals in Lothian. Not all departments have their information on the system yet but many do so please ask staff to tell you more. Information can be printed on request from SMILE. Patient information centre can also direct you to other helpful website's and explain how they work, if you are someone who uses a computer.


Information is in the form of leaflets and books. These contain reference copies of all the information used by clinics and wards in the Royal. Patient information centre are happy to provide copies of any of these for people to take away or patient information centre can send information out by post. Please ask Also, if you aren’t sure where to find what you’re looking for, please ask a member of staff because the patient information centre have each piece of information on a list under different headings which the staff at patient information centre can easily search. If you want information on a topic that the patient information centre don’t appear to have covered please let us know and we will do our best to find it for you.


The Centre is staffed by NHS employees and trained volunteers. It is still being developed


contact details
Patient information Centre
Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh
Tel: Telephone logo 0131 242 7660
Email: email symbol patientinfo@luht.scot.nhs.uk


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Scottish Members of Parliament

Name

Member for:

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Party

Jeremy Balfour
Room M3.13
The Scottish Parliament
Edinburgh
EH99 1SP
Tel: Telephone logo 0131 348 5961

Lothian's
Surgery Lasswade and Loanhead

Jeremy Balfour

Scottish Conservative
Scottish Conservitive logo

Colin Beattie
Room M3.05
The Scottish Parliament
Edinburgh
EH99 1SP
Tel: Telephone logo 0131 348 6373

Midlothian North & Musselburgh
164 High Street, Dalkeith, EH22 1AY
Tel: Telephone logo 0131 454 0204

 colin Beattie

SNP
SNP Logo

Miles Briggs
Room M2.15
The Scottish Parliament
Edinburgh
EH99 1SP
Tel: Telephone logo 0131 348 5945

Lothian's
29 Roseburn Terrace,
Edinburgh,
EH12 5NQ

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SNP
SNP Logo

Kezia Dugdale
Room M1.07
The Scottish Parliament
Edinburgh
EH99 1SP
Tel: Telephone logo 0131 348 5945

Lothian's

Kezia Dugdale

Scottish Labour
Scottish labour logo

Neil Findlay
Room M1.06
The Scottish Parliament
Edinburgh
EH99 1SP
Tel: Telephone logo 0131 348 6896

Lothian's
Office: 4 Northfield Court,
West Calder, West Lothian,
EH55 8DS

Neil Findlay

Scottish Labour
Scottish labour logo

Christine Grahame
Room Q2.01
The Scottish Parliament
Edinburgh
EH99 1SP
Tel: Telephone logo 0131 348 5729

Midlothian South, Tweeddale & Lauderdale
Office: 46 High Street,
Galashiels TD1 1SE

 christine Grahame

SNP
SNP Logo

Alison Johnstone
Room MG.20
The Scottish Parliament
Edinburgh
EH99 1SP
Tel: Telephone logo 0131 348 6421

Lothian's

Alison Johnstone

Scottish Greens
Scottish Greens Logo

Gordon Lindhurst
Room M3.11
The Scottish Parliament
Edinburgh
EH99 1SP
Tel: Telephone logo 0131 348 5947

Lothian's
Office: 29 Roseburn Terrace
Edinburgh
EH12 5NQ

Gordon Lindhurst

Scottish Conservative
Scottish Conservitive logo

Christina McKelvie
Room T4.04
The Scottish Parliament
Edinburgh
EH99 1SP
Tel: Telephone logo 0131 348 6680

Hamilton & Larkhall
Minister for Older People and Equalities
Telephone logo 01698 403 311

 christina McKelvie

SNP
SNP Logo

Andy Wightman
Room MG.19
The Scottish Parliament
Edinburgh
EH99 1SP
Tel: Telephone logo 0131 6368

Lothian's

Andy Wightman

Scottish Greens
Scottish Greens Logo

Member of the House of Commons

Danielle Rowley
House of Commons,
London
SW1A 0AA
Tel: Telephone logo 0207 219 3619

Midlothian
97 High Street,
Dalkeith,
Midlothian,
EH22 1AX

Danielle Rowley

Scottish Labour
Scottish labour logo

Everyone in Scotland is represented by eight MSP's: one for their constituency and seven for the larger region in which they live. This allows a choice of MSP for you to contact. Midlothian is also represented by one MP in the UK Government.


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Midlothian Council Councillors

Name

Ward

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Party

Diane Alexander
Tel: Telephone logo 0131 270 7500

Bonnyrigg

Diane Alexander

SNP
SNP Logo

Janet Lay-Douglas
Tel: Telephone logo 0131 271 7500

Bonnyrigg

Janet Lay-Douglas

Scottish Conservative
Scottish Conservitive logo

Derek Milligan
Tel: Telephone logo 0131 271 3055

Bonnyrigg

Derek Milligan

Scottish Labour
Scottish labour logo

Colin Cassidy
Tel: Telephone logo 0131 271 7500

Dalkeith

 colin Cassidy

SNP
SNP Logo

Stephan Curran
Tel: Telephone logo 0131 271 7500

Dalkeith

Stephan Curran

Scottish Labour
Scottish labour logo

Margot Russell
Tel: Telephone logo 0131 271 3087

Dalkeith

Margot Russell

Scottish Labour
Scottish labour logo

Kenneth Baird
Tel: Telephone logo 0131 271 7500

Midlothian East

Kenneth Baird

SNP
SNP Logo

John Hacket
Tel: Telephone logo 0131 271 7500

Midlothian East

John Hacket

Scottish Labour
Scottish labour logo

Peter Smaill
Tel: Telephone logo 0131 271 7500

Midlothian east

Peter Small

Scottish Conservative
Scottish Conservitive logo

Catherine Johnstone
Tel: Telephone logo 0131 271 3092

Midlothian South

 catherine Johnstone

SNP
SNP Logo

Jim Muirhead
Tel: Telephone logo 0131 271 3055

Midlothian South

Jim Muirhead

Scottish Labour
Scottish labour logo

Kieran Munro
Tel: Telephone logo 0131 271 7500

Midlothian South

Kieran Munro

Scottish Conservative
Scottish Conservitive logo

Russell Imrie
Tel: Telephone logo 0131 271 3086

Midlothian West

Russell Imrie

Scottish Labour
Scottish labour logo

Kelly   Parry
Tel: Telephone logo 0131 271 3109

Midlothian West

Kelly Parry

SNP
SNP Logo

Pauline Winchester
Tel: Telephone logo 0131 271 7500

Midlothian West

Pauline Winchester

Scottish Conservative
Scottish Conservitive logo

Andrew Hardie
Tel: Telephone logo 0131 271 7500

Penicuik

Andrew Hardie

Scottish Conservative
Scottish Conservitive logo

Debbi McCall
Tel: Telephone logo 0131 271 7500

Penicuik

Debbi McCall image

SNP
SNP Logo

Joe Wallace
Tel: Telephone logo 0131 271 3018

Penicuik

Joe Wallace Image

SNP
SNP Logo



Midlothian council LogoTo Contact your local councillors please visit Midlothian council web site at: midlothian.cmis.uk.com/councillors.aspx for full contact details


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Council Building Accessibility

Council buildings with public access.


Work has been carried out to make Council buildings, to which the public have entry, more accessible.


The work has been completed under the terms of the Disability Discrimination Act (1995).


Bonnyrigg

  Bonnyrigg Primary School, Cockpen Rd, EH19 3HR   Telephone logo 0131 271 4570

  Cherry Rd Resource Centre 8 Cherry Rd EH19 3ED   Telephone logo 0131 561 5418

  Hawthornden Primary School 1A Polton Ave Rd, EH19 2NZ   Telephone logo 0131 663 2934

  Hopefield Primary School, 144 Burnbrae Rd, EH19 3GB   Telephone logo 0131 271 4605

  King George V Park, Pavilion King George V Pk EH19 2AD   Telephone logo 0131 654 1035

  Lasswade Centre, Eskdale Drive EH19 2LA,   Telephone logo 0131 271 4533 Includes Lasswade High School, Telephone logo   0131 271 4530, Lasswade Library

  Lasswade Primary School 7A Pendreich Drive EH19 2DZ   Telephone logo 0131 663 4579

  St Mary’s Primary School, 62a Polton St, EH19 3DG   Telephone logo 0131 663 8646

  Waverley Park - Pavilion 16 Waverley Drive EH19 3BL   Telephone logo 0131 654 1036

Danderhall

  Danderhall Leisure Centre 1B Campview EH22 1QD   Telephone logo 0131 663 9280

  Danderhall Library 1A Campview EH22 1QD   Telephone logo 0131 663 9293

  Danderhall Primary School 59 Edmonstone Rd EH22 1QL   Telephone logo 0131 663 2400

Dalkeith

  Buccleuch House 1 White Hart Street EH22 1AE Telephone logo 0131 270 7500

  Cowden Park - Pavilion 35B Cowden Park EH22 9XX Telephone logo 0131 654 1037

  Dalkeith Community Campus 2 Cousland Rd EH22 2PX   Telephone logo 0131 654 4701, Includes Dalkeith High School and St Davids High School

  Dalkeith Indoor Bowling Club 4 Old Edinburgh Road EH22 1JD   Telephone logo 0131 660 3223

  Dalkeith Library 2 White Hart Street EH22 1AE   Telephone logo 0131 663 2083

  Eskdaill Court Offices 1 Eskdaill Court EH22 1AG   Telephone logo 0131 270 7500

  Eskdaill Court Offices (GF&1F) 5 Eskdaill Court EH22 1AG   Telephone logo 0131 270 7500

  Fairfield House 8 Lothian Road EH22 1DR   Telephone logo 0131 270 7500

  Trading Standards 9 Ironmills Road EH22 1JN   Telephone logo 0131 270 7500

  Kings Park - New Pavilion 7 Eskbank Road EH22 1HD   Telephone logo 0131 654 1039

  Park Primary 20B Croft Street EH22 3BA   Telephone logo 0131 663 2414

  Midlothian House 40 Buccleuch Street EH22 1AB   Telephone logo 0131 270 7500

  St Davids RC Primary School 2c Lauder Road EH22 2PU   Telephone logo 0131 663 2002

  Woodburn Primary School, 5 Cousland Road, Dalkeith EH22 2PS   Telephone logo 0131 271 4715

Gorebridge

  Gorebridge Leisure Centre 78 Hunterfield Road EH23 4TT   Telephone logo 01875 821 739

  Gorebridge Library 90 Hunterfield Road EH23 4TT   Telephone logo 01875 820 630

  Gorebridge Primary School, 2c Barleyknowe Lane, EH23 4XA
  Telephone logo 0131 271 4595

  Gore Glen Primary School, Whitehouse Way EH23 4FP   Telephone logo 0131 444 9026

  Moorfoot Primary School 41 Borthwick Castle Road North Middleton EH23 4QS
  Telephone logo 01875 822 989

  St Andrews Primary School Stobhill Road Gowkshill EH23 4PE   Telephone logo 01875 820 133

  Stobhill Primary School 1 Bonnybank Court EH23 4DT   Telephone logo 01875 820 492

  Vogrie Country Park Gorebridge EH23 4NU   Telephone logo 01875 821 716

Hillend

  Midlothian Snowsports Centre Biggar Road EH10 7DU   Telephone logo 0131 445 4433

Loanhead

  Loanhead Library 1A George Avenue EH20 9LA   Telephone logo 0131 440 0824

  Loanhead Leisure Centre and Paradykes Primary School, George Ave EH20 9LA (leisure)   Telephone logo 0131 440 4516   (Paradykes)   Telephone logo 0131 271 4650

  Loanhead Primary School 34 Edgefield Road EH20 9DY   Telephone logo 0131 440 0448

  Loanhead Town Hall 6 Academy Lane EH20 9RP   Telephone logo 0131 448 2110

  Loanhead/St Margaret's Primary School 36 Edgefield Road EH20 9DY
  Telephone logo 0131 440 0453

Mayfield

  Lawfield Primary School 26 Lawfield Road Mayfield EH22 5BB   Telephone logo 0131 660 5175

  Mayfield Primary School, Stone Avenue, Eh22 5PB   Telephone logo 0131 663 0546

  Newbattle Community Campus Leisure Centre, Newbattle Way, Easthouses, EH22 4SX, (Swimming pool)   Telephone logo 0131 561 6740   (Library)   Telephone logo 0131 561 6745

  St Luke's Primary School Stone Avenue Mayfield EH22 5PB   Telephone logo 0131 663 3857

Newtongrange

  Newbattle Community Learning Centre, 67 Gardiner Place, EH22 4RT  Telephone logo 0131 663 6055

  Newtongrange Leisure Centre 115B Main Street EH22 4PG   Telephone logo 0131 663 4276

  Newtongrange Library 31 Main Street EH22 9XX   Telephone logo 0131 663 1816

  Newtongrange Primary School 1a Sixth Street EH22 4LB   Telephone logo 0131 663 3238

Pathhead

  Tynewater Primary School 32 Crichton Road EH37 5RA   Telephone logo 01875 320 850

  Callendar Park Pathhead,EH37 5YN, booking   Telephone logo 0131 663 2219

Penicuik

  Beeslack High School Edinburgh Road EH26 0QF   Telephone logo 01968 678 060

  Cornbank St James Primary School 34 Marchburn Drive EH26 9HE   Telephone logo 01968 673 422

  Cuiken Primary School 150 Cuiken Terrace EH26 0AH   Telephone logo 01968 672 778

  Cuikenburn Nursery 60 Queensway EH26 0HE   Telephone logo 01968 677 748

  Mauricewood Primary 11 Muirhead Place EH26 0LE   Telephone logo 01968 673 595

  Penicuik High School 39A Carlops Road EH26 9EP   Telephone logo 01968 674 165

  Penicuik Centre 39A Carlops Road EH26 9EP   Telephone logo 01968 664 066   Penicuik Library   Telephone logo 01968 664 050

  Penicuik Town Hall - Main Building 33 High Street EH26 8HS   Telephone logo 01968 672 281

  Sacred Heart RC Primary School 22a Crocket Gdns EH26 9BB   Telephone logo 01968 675 036

  Strathesk Primary School 4 Eastfield Farm Road EH26 8EZ   Telephone logo 01968 678 093

Rosewell

  Rosewell Primary School 85 Carnethie Street EH24 9AN   Telephone logo 0131 440 2233

Roslin

  Bilston Park - Pavilion 2 Myrtle Crescent Bilston EH25 9RU   Telephone logo 0131 440 3099

  Bilston Primary School 2 park Ave Bilston EH25 9ND   Telephone logo 0131 444 9021/p>

  Roslin Library, 9 Main Street EH25 9LD   Telephone logo 0131 448 2781

  Roslin Primary School 8 Pentland View Place EH25 9ND   Telephone logo 0131 440 1871


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Disability Discrimination Act 2005

The Disability Discrimination Act 2005 guidelines on Disability states that you are disabled if you have;

  • A mental or physical impairment that has an adverse effect on your ability to carry out normal day-to-day activities.
  • If the disability has badly affected the ability to carry out normal day-to-day activities, but doesn’t any more, it will still be counted as having that effect if it is likely to do so again.
  • If it is a progressive condition such as HIV or multiple sclerosis or arthritis, and it will badly affect your ability to carry out normal day-to-day activities in the future, it will be treated as having a bad effect on you now - past disabilities are covered

What are “normal day-to-day activities”?


At least one of these areas must be badly affected:

  • Mobility
  • Manual dexterity
  • Physical co-ordination
  • Continence
  • Ability to lift, carry or move everyday objects
  • Speech, hearing or eyesight
  • Memory or ability to concentrate, learn or understand
  • Understanding of the risk of physical danger

It’s really important to think about the effect of a disability without treatment. The Act says that any treatment or correction should not be taken into account, including medical treatment or the use of a prosthesis or other aid.


The only things, which are taken into account, are glasses or contact lenses. The important thing is to understand exactly how a disability affects a person. Remember to concentrate on what they can’t do, or find difficult, rather than what they can do. For example, if they have a hearing disability, being unable to hold a conversation with someone talking normally in a moderately noisy place would be a bad effect. Being unable to hold a conversation in a very noisy place such as a factory floor would not.


If the disability affects their mobility, being unable to travel a short journey as a passenger in a vehicle would be a bad effect. So would only being able to walk slowly or with unsteady or jerky movements. But having difficulty walking without help for about 1.5 kilometres or a mile without having to stop would not.


For more information about the disability discrimination Act 2005


The UK Government information www.legislation.gov.uk/


The Equality and Human Rights Commission www.equalityhumanrights.com


Note: - I, Iain Tait work with web sites a lot, I find the Equality and Human Rights Commission very confusing and often get lost on this web site.


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The Equalities Act 2010

The Equalities Act 2010 makes illegal to discriminate against a person with a disability! However you must prove that you have a disability, The Equalities Act 2010 (a) The Act defines a disabled person as a person with a disability. A person has a disability for the purposes of the Act if he or she has a physical or mental impairment and the impairment has a substantial and long-term adverse effect on his or her ability to carry out normal day-to-day activities.


To find out what is in, what maybe in or out and what is definitely out please download Equality Act 2010 Guidance on matters to be taken into account in determining questions relating to the definition of disability please download The Equalities Act 2010 (727kb pdf).



Discrimination with work


Attending a job interview an employer is not permitted to ask about your disability and what effects it may have if you are employed. If you require additional absence for medical appointments and have not informed the employer then this is called non-disclosure and you can be dismissed. Reasonable adjustment made by employer, it is your responsibility to tell the employer of any reasonable adjustment you expect them to make to accommodate your needs, some expenses can be met. Associative discrimination is also covered as an employer must make reasonable adjustment if the person employed has a partner or child who is disabled.


An employer who uses the two tick’s symbol (The two ticks scheme is separate from the Equalities Act 2010 ) and declare themselves as positive about disability, you’ll be guaranteed an interview if you meet the basic conditions for the job. If this does not happen you should report it to the Disability Employment adviser at the local Jobcentre Plus office.


An employer is not legally required to meet the commitments of the ‘two ticks’ scheme. However, there may be a legal claim under the Equality Act if an employer treats some disabled people more favourably than others. If the employer operates the guaranteed interview scheme for a particular post, but refuses to give an interview to a particular disabled person, this may be unlawful as direct discrimination.



Access to services


It is unlawful for service providers to treat you less favourably because of your disability, and they must make ‘reasonable adjustments’ for you, such as giving you extra help or changing the way they provide their services Service providers must consider making changes to physical features of their premises so that there are no physical barriers which prevent you from using their services, or make it unreasonably difficult for you to do so.


It doesn’t matter whether or not you pay for the service; it’s providing the service that matters. Services include going to a restaurant, shopping for clothes or food, using the local library, going to church or visiting your solicitor or doctor. A service doesn’t have to be impossible to use before a service provider has to make changes. They also have to make changes when it’s unreasonably difficult. They should think about whether any inconvenience, effort, discomfort or loss of dignity you experience in using the service would be considered unreasonable by other people, if they had to endure similar difficulties. This includes requesting ramps for wheelchair access.


In most circumstances, service providers must make reasonable adjustments to remove any barriers – physical or otherwise – that could make it difficult or impossible for disabled customers to use their services.

Service providers do not have to make adjustments to make their services more accessible to disabled people if this will lead to a breach of any other legal obligations that apply to them. However, these will be exceptional circumstances that apply only where the other legal obligations are very specific, and leave the service provider no choice but to act in a certain way.



Discrimination on the World Wide Web


Examples of website design issues that are affected by this law abound. For instance, many visually impaired visitors use speech synthesizer software to read the text in the HTML code of web pages and translate it into audible speech. However, many website's include images that contain text as part of the pre-rendered picture file. These may be unreadable by the software. If the text is not embedded in the image properties (using an alt tag) or alternatively available in text somewhere on the website, this could render the content inaccessible visually impaired users could therefore be discriminated against for the purpose of The Equalities Act 2010.


The laws that cover this will allow individuals or groups to take civil action against the web site owner, this is called passive law, you may be liable for costs even if you win.


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Useful Contacts

This page provides useful contact details for Disabled People living in Midlothian.

  1. NHS24 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Telephone logo 111
  2. Non Emergency Police . . . . . . . . . . . . . Telephone logo 101
  3. Alzheimer Scotland . . . . . . . Telephone logo 0131 654 1114
  4. Benefits . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Telephone logo 0131 271 3201
  5. Blue badge . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Telephone logo 0131 561 5442
  6. British Red Cross . . . . . . . . .Telephone logo 0131 654 0340
  7. Dial-a-Bus . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Telephone logo 0131 447 1718
  8. Dial-a-Ride . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Telephone logo 0131 447 9949
  9. Direct payment . . . . . . . . . . Telephone logo 0131 271 3637
  10. Housing Repairs . . . . . . . . . .Telephone logo 0131 663 7211
  11. Local Area Co-ordinators . . Telephone logo 0131-454-1785
  12. LCiL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Telephone logo 0131-475-2350
  13. Lothian Buses . . . . . . . . . . . Telephone logo 0131 554 4494
  14. Midcare Midlothian . . . . . . . Telephone logo 01875 613 921
  15. Midlothian council . . . . . . . Telephone logo 0131 270 7500
  16. Midlothian Community HospitalTelephone logo 0131 454 1001
  17. Midlothian Refuse . . . . . . . . Telephone logo 0131 5615284
  18. Midlothian Travel Permits and Passes Team .Telephone logo 0131 561 5445
  19. MERRIT Out of Hours . . . . . . Telephone logo 0800 731 6969
  20. Social Work . . . . . . . . . . . . .Telephone logo 0131 271 3900
  21. VOCAL Midlothian . . . . . . . . Telephone logo 0131-663 6869
  22. Citizens advice Scotland
  23. Dalkeith CAB . . . . . . . . . . Telephone logo 0131 660 1636
  24. Penicuik CAB . . . . . . . . . . Telephone logo 01968 675 259
  25. Citizen advice Outreach Dalkeith
  26. Citizen advice Outreach Penicuik

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Models of Disability

There are two models of disability one from medical professionals and one from disabled people.


Medical Model


Medical Model of disabilityUnder the Medical Model, disabled people are defined by their illness or medical condition. They are disempowered: medical diagnoses are used to regulate and control access to social benefits, housing, education, leisure and employment.


The Medical Model promotes the view of a disabled person as dependent and needing to be cured or cared for, and it justifies the way in which disabled people have been systematically excluded from society. The disabled person is the problem, not society. Control resides firmly with professionals; choices for the individual are limited to the options provided and approved by the ‘helping’ expert.


The Medical Model is sometimes known as the ‘individual model’ because it promotes the notion that it is the individual disabled person who must adapt to the way in which society is constructed and organised.


The Medical Model is vigorously rejected by organisations of disabled people, but it still pervades many attitudes towards disabled people.


Social Model


The Social Model has been developed by disabled people in response to the Medical Model and the impact it has had on their lives.


Social Model of DisabilityUnder the Social Model, disability is caused by the society in which we live and is not the ‘fault’ of an individual disabled person, or an inevitable consequence of their limitations. Disability is the product of the physical, organisational and attitudinal barriers present within society, which lead to discrimination. The removal of discrimination requires a change of approach and thinking in the way in which society is organised.


The Social Model takes account of disabled people as part of our economic, environmental and cultural society. The barriers that prevent any individual playing a part in society are the problem, not the individual. Barriers still exist in education, information and communication systems, working environments, health and social support services, transport, housing, public buildings and amenities. The devaluing of disabled people through negative images in the media – films, television and newspapers – also acts as a barrier.


The Social Model has been developed with the aim of removing barriers so that disabled people have the same opportunity as everyone else to determine their own life styles.


A simple example is that of a wheelchair user. He would not be disabled if he lived in an environment without his impairment can use public transport and gain full access to buildings and their facilities in the same way that someone without his impairment would do.


The Social Model of disability has fundamentally changed the way in which disability is regarded and has had a major impact on anti-discriminatory legislation.


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General Practionors in Midlothian

Medical centres in Midlothian and methods of contacting them:


Bonnyrigg

Bonnyrigg
Bonnyrigg Health Centre
107-111 Bonnyrigg High Street
Bonnyrigg EH19 2ET

Dr Smart & partner

  Telephone logo 0131 537 9828

Dalhousie Medical Practice
www.dalhousiemedicalpractice.co.uk


  Telephone logo 0131 537 9767

Strathesk Medical Practice
www.stratheskmedicalpractice.co.uk


  Telephone logo 0131 537 9977


Dalkeith

Dalkeith
Dalkeith medical centre
24-26 St Andrew Street
Dalkeith
EH22 1AP

Dalkeith medical centre
www.dalkeithmedical.gpsurgery.net

  Telephone logo 0131 561 5500
Fax: Fax Symbol 0131 561 5555


Danderhall

Danderhall
85 Newtonchurch Road
Danderhall
EH22 1LX.

Danderhall Medical Practice
www.danderhallmedicalpractice.co.uk


  Telephone logo 0131 660 5038


Gorebridge

Gorebridge
15 Hunterfield Road
Gorebridge,
EH23 4TP.

Danderhall Medical Practice
www.newbyresmedicalgroup.co.uk


  Telephone logo 01875 820269


Loanhead

Loanhead
Sutherland House Surgery
209 Mayburn Avenue
Loanhead EH20 9ER

Loanhead Medical Practice
www.loanheadpractice.co.uk

  Telephone logo 0131 440 0149
Fax: Fax Symbol 0131 440 4659


Mayfield

Mayfield
Newbattle Medical Practice
Blackcot
Mayfield
EH22 4AA

Newbattle Medical Practice
www.newbattlemedicalpractice.co.uk


  Telephone logo 0131 663 1051


Pathhead

Pathhead
210 Main Street
Pathhead
EH37 5PP

Pathhead Medical Practice
www.pathheadmedicalcentre.co.uk


  Telephone logo 01875 320 302


Penicuik

Penicuik Eastfield
Eastfield Farm Road
Penicuik
EH26 8EZ

Eastfield Medical Practice
www.eastfieldmedicalpractice.co.uk


  Telephone logo 01968 675 576

Penicuik Health Centre
37 Imrie Place
Penicuik
EH26 8HY

Eastfield Medical Practice
www.penicuikhealthcentre.co.uk/

  Telephone logo 01968 672 612
Fax: Fax Symbol 01968 671 543

Roslin

Roslin
122 Penicuik Road
Roslin
EH25 9NT

Roslin Medical Practice
www.roslinmedicalpractice.co.uk


  Telephone logo 0131 440 2043


Dental Practices in Midlothian

Dentists in Midlothian and methods of contacting them:


Bonnyrigg

Bonnyrigg dental centre
Tel: Telephone logo 0131 663 8800
35-37 High street
Bonnyrigg, EH19 2DA



Helen MacNeil Tel: Telephone logo 0131 663 9271
www.macneil-dental.co.uk
64High Street,
Bonnyrigg, EH19 2AB


Old Orchard Dental Practice Tel: Telephone logo 0131 663 8800
www.painfreedentistmidlothian.co.uk
59 High Street,
Bonnyrigg, EH19 2DB



Dalkeith

Henderson. M
Tel: Telephone logo 0131 660 1315
25A South St
Dalkeith, EH22 1AH


Bosco Dental Studio
Tel: Telephone logo 0131 654 9316
Unit 3, 25 Thornybank Gardens,
Dalkeith, EH22 2RF.


Midlothian Dental Practice
Tel: Telephone logo 0131 660 9518
Edinburgh Rd
Dalkeith, H22 1JZ


Mochrie W F
Tel: Telephone logo 0131 663 2431
21 High St
Dalkeith, EH22 1JB


Gorebridge

R,R, Chohan
Tel: Telephone logo 01875 820 483
19-21 Main Street
Gorebridge, EH23 4BX


Loanhead

Loanhead Dental Practice
Tel: Telephone logo 0131 440 1161
50, Fountain Place,
Loanhead, EH20 9DU


Mayfield

Mayfield Dental practice
Tel: Telephone logo 0131 663 2097
1 Mayfield Place
Mayfield, EH22 5EE


Penicuik

Ballantine Dental Practice
Tel: Telephone logo 01968 675 586
www.ballantinedental.co.uk
91A, John Street,
Penicuik, EH26 8AG


Magliveras Dental Practice
Tel: Telephone logo 01968 672 922
www.magliverasdentalpractice.co.uk
16 Bridge Street,
Penicuik, EH26 8LN


Penicuik Dental Centre
Tel: Telephone logo 01968 674 322
www.penicuikdentist.co.uk
38 High Street
Penicuik, EH26 8HU


Roslin

Roslin Dental Practice
Tel: Telephone logo 0131 448 0367
6 Main Street
Roslin, EH25 9LE



 

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Pharmacies


Pharmacy LogoThe Apothecary, The Chemist, or The Pharmacy as it is now commonly known has changed over the years, not only in name but with the services we now provide to the public. A pharmacist goes through extensive training before qualifying, undergoing a four year degree course at university followed by a post graduate training year known as the Pre-Registration year, after which a final exam must be passed before they are able to work as a fully qualified pharmacist in either community, hospital or in industry. To alleviate pressures in GP practices and hospital casualty departments, pharmacy has been tasked to offer a vast range of services, which they are ably qualified and trained in administering.


Your first port of call in non emergency situations should always be your local pharmacy, where you will either be given advice and treatment, or if necessary referred to your GP. Services which are provided: The Minor Ailment Service, where you can register with your local pharmacy, have a consultation when you will be given appropriate advice, treatment or referral. It covers a varied and extensive range of ailments from coughs and colds to skin conditions, free of charge if you are eligible. Medicine Care Review, where you may be invited by your pharmacist to talk about your medicines, to make sure you are taking them correctly or if there are any issues, they may then inform your GP with your permission, if there is a problem to have it rectified if necessary. You may then be put on a service called Serial Dispensing if appropriate, for your repeat medication, which makes accessing your medicines simpler and quicker. Repeat Medication Service, where your ongoing medication can be ordered directly by the pharmacy usually on a two monthly cycle, and picked up at the pharmacy at your allotted date.


Multi-compartment Compliance Aids (MCA's), where if appropriate medication can be dispensed in weekly trays, mainly for patients who are on a lot of medication and or if they are confused or forgetful.


Palliative Care Pharmacies, where certain pharmacies keep an extensive stock of controlled and anticipatory drugs, and are on call for emergency situations.


Flu Vaccination Service, where you can have a flu jab administered at a cost of around £10, but this may be a free service in the near future, for specific groups of the population.


Travel Clinics, some pharmacies offer this service, where you can get all the relevant health information and treatment, for your exotic holidays, at a cost. Blood Pressure Monitoring, Diabetes and Cholesterol checks, can be undertaken at your local pharmacies free of charge (exception cholesterol checks)


Gluten Free (GF) Service, where we can prescribe GF Products free of charge to patients who have been assessed by GP and or Dietician.


Stop Smoking Service, where you will be supported through a 12 week course with weekly treatment and advice. You are 4 times more likely to stop smoking with this service which is free.


Substance Misuse Service, to support with addictions and supply opiate substitutes. Pharmacy First, a newish service that at the moment covers urinary tract infections and impetigo which allows a pharmacist to prescribe antibiotics if appropriate. This service will be extended in the near future to cover other ailments requiring antibiotics. Emergency Hormonal Contraception 'The morning after pill' can be supplied free of charge after a consultation and if is deemed appropriate. Chlamydia Service, where antibiotics will be prescribed on presentation of a voucher given by a health professional, free of charge.


Pharmacies in Midlothian

Bonnyrigg

 Cohen Pharmacy

 Bonnyrigg Health Centre, Bonnyrigg, EH19 2ET

 Telephone logo 0131-663 6336

 Lloyds Pharmacy

 32-34 High Street Bonnyrigg EH19 2AA

 Telephone logo 0131-663 8585

 Rowlands Pharmacy

 48 High Street Bonnyrigg EH19 2AB

 Telephone logo 0131-663 8353

Dalkeith

 Boots Pharmacy

 17-19 High Street Dalkeith EH22 1JB

 Telephone logo 0131-663 3158

 Lindsay & Gilmour

 18/20 Woodburn Avenue Dalkeith EH22 2BP

 Telephone logo 0131-663 0372

 Lloyds Pharmacy

 17 Eskdaill Court Dalkeith EH22 1AG

 Telephone logo 0131-663 6789

 Lloyds Pharmacy

 2 Bogwood Court Mayfield EH22 5DG

 Telephone logo 0131-663 3523

 Lloyds Pharmacy

 Newbattle Medical Practice Blackcot Drive Mayfield Dalkeith EH22 4AA

 Telephone logo 0131-663 0129

Danderhall

 Right Medicine

 71 Newton Church Road, Danderhall EH22 1LX

 Telephone logo 0131-663 3031

Gorebridge

 Lloyds Pharmacy

 35 Main Street, Gorebridge EH23 4BX0

 Telephone logo 01875-820 422

 Lloyds Pharmacy

 105 Hunterfield Road, Gorebridge EH23 4TS

 Telephone logo 01875-820 345

Loanhead

 Boots Pharmacy

 Straiton Park Way, Straiton, Loanhead EH20 9QY

 Telephone logo 0131 440 3419

 Lloyds Pharmacy

 Inside Sainsburys Straiton Mills, Straiton EH20 9PW

 Telephone logo 0131-440 4205

 Rowlands Pharmacy

 55 Clerk Street, Loanhead EH20 9RE

 Telephone logo 0131-440 0511

Newtongrange

 Lloyds Pharmacy

 123/125 Main Street, Newtongrange EH22 4PS

 Telephone logo 0131-663 2251

Pathhead

 Pathhead Pharmacy

 210 Main Street, Pathhead EH37 5PP

 Telephone logo 01875-320 020

Penicuik

 Lloyds Pharmacy

 44a John Street Penicuik EH26 8AB

 Telephone logo 01968-673 633

 Rowlands Pharmacy

 22 Edinburgh Road, Penicuik EH26 8NW

 Telephone logo 01968-676 868

 Rowlands Pharmacy

 27 John Street, Penicuik EH26 8HN

 Telephone logo 01968-673 939

Roslin

 Roslin Pharmacy

 122 Penicuik Road, Roslin EH25 9NT

 Telephone logo 0131-440 2596

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