Debt advice surgeries

Debt advice for carers

VOCAL is delighted to offer debt surgeries for carers in partnership with the Salvation Army Debt Advice Service.

This is a free, confidential and impartial service provided by trained debt advisors that work with clients to help avoid debt or with those with debt and their creditors to agree a manageable and realistic debt management plan.

What can the debt advisors help with?

The service aims to support carers with any or all of the following:

  • Debt in the carers name
  • Debt in the cared for person’s name (only if the cared for person is willing to attend the appointment with them)
  • Credit card debt
  • Rent or mortgage arrears
  • Store card debt
  • Bank loans
  • Payday loan companies

How to get support

The debt surgeries are open to all unpaid carers living in Edinburgh and Midlothian.

  • Where: VOCAL Edinburgh Carer Centre (directions)
  • Dates/Times: 4th Thursday of month (appointments from 9am – 4pm)
  • How to book an appointment: Speak to your VOCAL carer support worker, email centre@vocal.org.uk or call VOCAL Edinburgh on 0131 622 6666.
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