VOCAL supports and empowers unpaid carers in Edinburgh and Midlothian through individual support, information, training and access to services.
VOCAL is the Voice of Carers Across Lothian – an organisation run by carers for carers since 1994.
VOCAL’s carer support teams work with unpaid carers to help identify the issues affecting them, and achieve the best possible outcome for carers.
VOCAL delivers support through two carer centres in Edinburgh and Midlothian, and through staff based in the community. VOCAL works individually with carers to identify a plan of support which can include work with other agencies, referral to benefit, legal or power of attorney surgeries and access to a range of training and lifestyle management opportunities.
Carers can access the following services:
- Individual support
- Support for families, partners and friends affected by someone else’s drug or alcohol abuse (Family Support Addictions)
- Free groupwork, learning and leisure opportunities
- Peer support – supporting each other
- Short breaks – taking a break from caring
For further information on any of VOCAL's services please get in touch. The team can make appointments to meet with carers, and arrange for home visits.