VOCAL are a network supporting carers across the Lothians.

For many carers the festive season can be a time of additional stress as they can find themselves without the usual support from friends, family and public services.

The VOCAL Edinburgh carer centre will remain open on 28th, 29th and 30th December 2015 from 9am-5pm for a special programme of events and services to ensure that carers have somewhere to go, access to support and someone to talk to when they need it.

Carers are invited to pop in to the VOCAL Carer Centre at 8-13 Johnston Terrace for a cuppa and a chat at the Carers’ Cafe or to attend the workshops on offer each day – no booking necessary!

Monday 28th Dec 2015
9am-5pm Telephone/face-to-face support from VOCAL staff (carer support, Family Support Addictions, Carer Counselling service)
10am-noon Arts & Crafts workshop
12-4pm Carers Café – hot drinks, nibbles, music, games
2-2.30pm Meditation taster session

Tuesday 29th Dec 2015
9am-5pm Telephone/face-to-face support from VOCAL staff (carer support, Family Support Addictions, Carer Counselling service)
10am-2pm Carers Café – hot drinks, nibbles, music, games
11-11.30am Meditation taster session
2-4pm SMART Recovery meeting (for friends and family affected by someone else’s addiction)

Wednesday 30th Dec 2015
9am-5pm Telephone/face-to-face support from VOCAL staff (carer support, Family Support Addictions, Carer Counselling service)
10am-4pm Carers Café – hot drinks, nibbles, music, games
11am-noon Laughter Yoga session

How to contact VOCAL:
For telephone support please call 0131 622 6666
Workshops, meetings and the Carers Cafe will take place at the VOCAL Edinburgh Carer Centre, 8-13 Johnston Terrace, Edinburgh EH1 2P