VOCAL provides support for unpaid carers in Edinburgh and Midlothian in all caring situations and relationships, to help identify the issues affecting them and achieve the best possible outcome for carers.
VOCAL – support for carers
VOCAL’s carer support teams work individually with carers to identify a plan of support which can include:
- access to information
- referral to benefit, legal or power of attorney surgeries
- access to a range of training and lifestyle management opportunities
- referral to the VOCAL carer counselling service
- work with other agencies.
Am I a Carer?
Many people do not recognise themselves as a carer and miss out on support and services that they are entitled to and the opportunity to meet other carers who may be in a similar situation and understand what it’s like to be a carer. See ‘Am I a Carer‘ and our real-life carer stories for more detail.