Edinburgh and Midlothian Offending Recovery Support Service - EMORSS

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The way you get support from us will be different for a while, but we are still here. We’ll do everything we can to help you stay safe. Things are changing quickly, so keep checking this page and our national coronavirus info page for updates.

You can call us on 0131 557 5273 or email [email protected].

We’re answering calls between 08:30 and 16:30 on weekdays, with out-of-hours/weekend callback.

Updates to the service:

  • Our service is running, but we have shifted to telephone-based support and appointments.
  • Those in prison can still refer via paper referral forms and officers can call on behalf of clients on 0131 444 3142.

Find the latest information on coronavirus from the NHS Scotland and Gov.Scot.

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What we offer

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We are here to help you.

We work across prisons, police stations, and in the community. We provide advice, support, and recovery options to people with alcohol or drug issues. The prison-based part of the service provides support for people with substance use issues in HMP Edinburgh. We provide support to prisoners returning to Edinburgh and Midlothian from any prison and help people reintegrate back into the community. We also attend St Leonards police station to offer support to those in custody, following their release or if they are remanded. We support people with substance issues and will signpost for support with housing, benefits, health, and employability.

Find us

  • The office is on the number 8 bus route.

  • 62 Broughton Street
    Edinburgh EH1 3SA

Opening times

  • Monday 8.30 - 16.30
  • Tuesday 8.30 - 16.30
  • Wednesday 8.30 - 16.30
  • Thursday 8.30 - 16.30
  • Friday 8.30 - 16.30

Contact us

Phone 0131 557 5273

Email [email protected]

Your first visit

A friendly member of our team will greet you at reception. They'll explain the service to you and you can ask any questions you might have.