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: 


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