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What services do Women's Aid East and Midlothian offer?

We are committed to delivering a high quality service to women, children and young people.


Whilst living in refuge, you have access to a named worker who will discuss your individual support needs.


We have three types of refuge accommodation:

  • Shared accommodation – a house in which different families have their own bedroom but share facilities including kitchen, living room and bathroom.
  • Satellite Flat – a flat within community that is used to accommodate one family, we try to use this accommodation for larger families.
  • Self contained Flats – five flats within the same building. These flats are suitable for single women and families. We have one flat that is wheelchair accessible. This building has communal facilities and on site office.

When women leave our refuge accommodation, we offer women continued support for an agreed period.


We have three support centres (Dalkeith, Penicuik and Musselburgh) that provide a place for women to access trained and experienced workers to discuss their situation.

Dalkeith has a drop-in Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 10.00am-12noon and Tuesday from 1.00pm-3.00pm and, Fisherrow Community Centre (Room F8) has a drop-in every Monday and Thursday from 1.00pm-3.00pm and Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday from 10.00am-12noon. Please note that Penicuik is by appointment only.

To find out how to make an appointment, please see the Make an appointment page.