Family 'crucial' to recovery


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Families are crucial contributors to the recovery a drug or alcohol problem, according to a new report from VOCAL (Voice of Carers Across Lothian) which draws on the experiences of hundreds of carers supported by their Family Support Addictions service in Edinburgh.

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Festive Opening Hours


Useful contact numbers

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.


Free flu jabs for carers


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If you care for someone that is elderly, ill or disabled, you are eligible for a free flu vaccination this winter.

If you haven't already had yours, contact your GP surgery and request a vaccination.

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