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Who we are


We are a modern and progressive organisation and have been providing care and support services to adults with learning disabilities in Midlothian and Edinburgh for over 90 years.

Our services help support adults with learning disabilities to:

  • Live fulfilling lives.
  • Get involved in their local communities.
  • To put forward suggestions on how to improve services and to evaluate our services.

You’ll find some more useful information about us listed below:

  • We currently have capacity to support over 90 adults with learning disabilities.
  • Our focus is on connection, friendship, inclusion and belonging.
  • We work closely with Midlothian Council, Families/Carers and other local agencies.

We are registered with the Care Inspectorate.

Our values

We are a value-based organisation and are innovative and creative in making the best use of our resources. We work tirelessly to provide Best Value whilst providing high quality services to the People We Support.

The main values that define our organisation are listed below:

Respect | Choice | Trust | Friendship | Inclusion | Skills | Hope

Here’s a quote from our Chief Executive Rob Jahoda

“St Joseph’s Services has been a part of the Midlothian community working with adults with a learning disability for over 90 years – we are proud of our history, our values and of the real difference we make in the lives of the people we support. St Joseph’s Services provides exceptional services and support across Midlothian and South East Edinburgh, consistently receiving outstanding inspection grades from the Care Inspectorate We have professional and motivated staff teams – who all demonstrate passion, dedication and flexibility in their roles ensuring that the people we support live happy, healthy and independent lives within their own homes and communities.

I would like to thank all of our staff members across St Joseph’s Services for everything that they do, our Trustees for providing robust governance and support to the organisation and to the Daughters of Charity for all that they have done for St Joseph’s Services and everything they continue to do.

Together we go into the future with hope.”  

For more information on St. Joseph’s Services, please use the links on the left