VOCAL – Voices of Carers Across Lothian

VOCAL is the Voice of Carers Across Lothian – an organisation run by carers for carers.

A carer is someone who provides unpaid care to a family member, partner, relative or friend with a:

  • physical health problem

  • mental health problem

  • disability

  • long term condition

  • drug or alcohol problem

Many carers are unaware of the support available to them, or what they are entitled to. VOCAL’s Carer Support Team works with carers on a one-to-one basis to help identify the issues affecting them, and achieve the best possible outcome for carers.

VOCAL provide a comprehensive range of services for carers, including:

VOCAL works with carers to identify a plan of support which can include work with other agencies, referral to benefit or power of attorney surgeries and access to a range of training and lifestyle management opportunities.

Service Categories


Intended Client Groups:

  • Carers


This service is available to residents of all parts of Edinburgh


Self Referral

This service accepts direct self referrals.

Agency Referral

G.P.'s, Social Work, Housing providers, NHS, Voluntary Organisations

Contact Info. & Provider's Address


8-13 Johnston Terrace

Office Hours

Monday - Friday 9.00am - 5.00pm

Service Hours

-Monday - Friday 9.00am - 5.00pm-

Service Contact

Tel: 0131 622 6666
Fax: 0131 622 7621
Email: [email protected]
Website: www.edinburghcarers.co.uk

Facilities & Access

This service has the following facilities:

  • Public Parking
    on-street metered parking outside building
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Information in community languages
  • Translation service can be arranged on request
  • Creche facilities are not available at this location.


Public Transport Information

Any Lothian buses which go near the Royal Mile

Lothian Buses Site for routes and timetables.

Provider's Name: VOCAL

Type: Charity/Voluntary

VOCAL is an organisation for carers and run by carers. VOCAL provides a range of free and confidential services to carers including Information and Advice, Training, Counselling, Outreach services in south Edinburgh and Midlothian and a Family Support Addictions service for carers affected by someone else’s drug or alcohol problem. All VOCAL service leaflets can be downloaded at http://www.vocal.org.uk/ias.htm#publications

Services run by this provider

Service Contact

Tel: 0131 622 6666
Fax: 0131 622 7621
Email: [email protected]
Website: www.edinburghcarers.co.uk

Office Hours

Monday – Friday 9.00am – 5.00pm

Service Hours

Monday – Friday 9.00am – 5.00pm

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