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In line with Government advice, most groups and organisations in the city have had to take the unfortunate decision to suspend face to face and group work activities. Please telephone or email the contacts listed for the group or organisation if you are interested in their work to check what alternative arrangements might be available or to find out about alternative groups or services in your area.

Organisation Details

Address 60 Leith Walk, Leith
City/County EDINBURGH
Post Code EH6 5HB
Locality North East 
Telephone 0131 622 6666
Website http://www.vocal.org.uk
Email centre@vocal.org.uk
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Activities
  • Advice/Information
  • Carers
  • Counselling
  • Drug/Alcohol Issues
  • Education/Learning/Training
  • Family Support
  • Health
  • Self Help/Support
  • Sport/Leisure/Recreation
  • Volunteering
Description

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:

- Information
- 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
- Counselling

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.

Location

Services

Name Telephone Cost Actions
Addiction Courses 0131 622 6262 More info »
Better Breaks (Respite) 0131 622 6666 More info »
Carer Advice Surgeries 0131 622 6666 More info »
Conversation Cafe - Gilmerton 0131 622 6666 More info »
Conversation Cafe - Leith 0131 622 6666 More info »
Conversation Cafe - South Queensferry 0131 622 6666 More info »
Conversation Cafe - West End 0131 622 6666 More info »
Edinburgh South West Carer Support Group 0131 622 6666 More info »
Emotional Support - Changing Relationships 0131 622 6666 More info »
Emotional Support - Counselling 0131 466 8082 More info »
Emotional Support - Peer Mentoring 0131 622 6666 More info »
Emotional Support - Stress Management Courses 0131 622 6666 More info »
Family Support Addictions Service 0131 622 6666 More info »
How VOCAL Can Help - Carers 0131 622 6666 More info »
How VOCAL Can Help - Employers 0131 622 6666 More info »
How VOCAL Can Help - Professionals 0131 622 6666 More info »
Learning, Leisure & Social for Carers 0131 622 6666 More info »
Polish Carer's 0131 622 6666 More info »
Practical Support 0131 622 6666 More info »
Short Breaks Fund 0131 622 6666 More info »
SMART Recovery Family & Friends 0131 622 6666 More info »