The VOCAL carer centres in Edinburgh and Midlothian will close for the Christmas break at 12 noon on 24th December 2014 and will re-open on 5th January 2015. If you need support over the festive period, we have produced an information sheet of emergency contact numbers for various health, social care and support agencies in Edinburgh and the Lothians.
I care for my brother who has dementia. Thinking about long term care means dealing with a number of practical and emotional issues How we can help
My son has Down's Syndrome. I have had to learn so much about benefits, social services, support, medication and diet. How we can help
I care for my partner who has mental health difficulties. I need to know more about my rights as his carer and how I can support him. How we can help
My daughter has a physical disability. I worry about what she will do when I am not here and I would like support to plan for the future. How we can help
I care for my brother who has learning difficulties. It is important to get regular breaks and find some time for yourself. How we can help
I care for both my sons who have autism. Finding a way through the maze of information, social services and the education system is a real challenge How we can help
My mother has dementia and would like to remain in her own home for as long as possible. I work part time and depend on regular home care support. How we can help
My wife had a stroke a few years ago. Our relationship has really changed, she has difficulty communicating and I do all the housework and cooking. How we can help
I care for my wife who has MS. I found the training courses I attended at VOCAL, such as moving and handling, really helpful. How we can help
Festive Opening Hours
Scottish Families Helpline
The Scottish Families Helpline is the only confidential helpline dedicated to families affected by alcohol and drugs and is one of the few support services available during the festive season.
For free and confidential support call 08080 10 10 11.
For opening times over the festive period click here.
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