VOCAL Edinburgh staff practice for home working

VOCAL Edinburgh Carers Hub continue to support unpaid carers across Edinburgh through remote working during the pandemic. You don’t have to be a relative, or to live with the person, to be a carer.

Use our online referral form to register for support

If you help someone manage a condition or disability, for instance by giving emotional or practical support then you are an unpaid carer. Our current range of support includes: 

One to one support 

We offer short to medium term confidential one to one advice and support using telephone or video chat sessions. 


We can offer weekly counselling sessions, also by telephone or video chat for carers who are looking for support with the emotional impact of the caring role. 

Short breaks 

We can help you apply for funding so you can purchase items that could help you have a break from caring. This can include laptops or tablets, a garden shed, play equipment or online courses.  

Anticipatory care or will surgeries 

A 30 minute consultation with a professional to get advice on how to set up an anticipatory care plan or make a will 

Peer support and training

We have just finalised our new online carer training programme which includes: 

Thursday 7 May, 10-11am – Prioritising self-care during Coronavirus 

Monday 11 May 10am-11amCaring and Coronavirus – everything you need to know 

Tuesday 19 May 2pm-3pmImproving confidence to access online resources 

Wednesday 27 May 2pm-3pmUnderstanding the impact of Coronavirus  on  your life 

Monday 1 June, 10am-11amMoney Matters during Coronavirus 

Wednesday 10 June 10am-11amSupport and services available in Edinburgh during Coronavirus  

Friday 19 June 10am-11amManaging relationships during social isolation 

Wednesday 24 June 2pm-3pmShaping your own support during Coronavirus 


To find out more or to access any of these services please call VOCAL on 0131 622 6666 or visit our self referral page