Story of VOCAL

VOCAL is the Voice of Carers Across Lothian – an organisation run by carers for carers since 1994.

VOCAL’s carer support teams work with unpaid carers to help identify the issues affecting them, and achieve the best possible outcome for carers.

VOCAL delivers support through two carer centres in Edinburgh and Midlothian, and through staff based in the community. VOCAL works individually with carers to identify a plan of support which can include work with other agencies, referral to benefit, legal or power of attorney surgeries and access to a range of training and lifestyle management opportunities.


VOCAL is an active member of the Coalition of Carers in Scotland.