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
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:
- Information and advice
- Emotional Support
- Counselling for carers
- Training and groups to help you cope as a carer
- Family Support Addictions service
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.
Intended Client Groups:
This service is available to residents of all parts of Edinburgh
This service accepts direct self referrals.
G.P.'s, Social Work, Housing providers, NHS, Voluntary Organisations
Contact Info. & Provider's Address
Edinburgh Carers' Hub
60 Leith Walk
Monday - Friday 9.00am - 5.00pm
-Monday - Friday 9.00am - 5.00pm-
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
Provider's Name: VOCAL
Type: Charity/VoluntaryVOCAL (The Voices of Carers Across Lothian) is an organisation for carers and run by carers. VOCAL provides a range of free and confidential services to carers including:
- information and advice
- outreach services in south Edinburgh and Midlothian
- family support addictions service for carers affected by someone else’s drug or alcohol problem