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Edinburgh and Midlothian Offender Recovery Service (EMORS)

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Edinburgh and Midlothian Offender Recovery Service (EMORS) is a free and confidential drug and alcohol, arrest referral and throughcare service for adults offenders and young people.

We work across prison, court and the community. The prison based part of service provides psychosocial recovery support for offenders with substance misuse issues residing in HMP Edinburgh. We provide advice, signposting and assessment for recovery support to service users from Edinburgh, Midlothian and East Lothian with substance misuse issues at Edinburgh Sheriff Court most mornings. The throughcare part of the service provides support to prisoners returning to Edinburgh and Midlothian from any prison to help them reintegrate back in to the community and link them in with appropriate agencies.

How to contact us

We are based at 62 Broughton Street, Edinburgh and HMP Edinburgh. You can call us on 01315575273 or email

We provide:

  • Psycho-social groupwork
  • Mutual aid
  • Throughcare and day of release support
  • One to one recovery support
  • Sign-posting to services

What do our service users say about us?

"Everyone was helpful"

EMORS service user

"Would just like to say a massive thank you as I don't think I would be where I am today without the service and my worker"

EMORS service user

What's on?


  • Drop-in: 11am - 1pm, Streetwork - 22 Holyrood Road

Monday - Thursday

  • Drop-in 2-4pm, 62 Broughton Street

Mondays and Thursdays only

  • Late night drop-in 4pm - 7pm, 62 Broughton Street


  • Cocaine anonymous 11am-12pm, 62 Broughton Street
  • Womens Group 1.30pm - 3pm, 62 Broughton Street

Where can I go for further support?

  • Edinburgh Access Practice - 0131 240 2810
  • Housing Options Parliament Square - 0131 529 7368 
62 Broughton Street
United Kingdom

Monday - Friday: 9am - 4:30pm

Open access

Monday - Friday: 2 - 4pm

HMP Edinburgh

33 Stenhouse Road
EH11 3LN
United Kingdom
0131 444 3142