Statement to carers and partners

(last updated 16th March 2020)

In the interests of public safety and to minimise the impact of the Coronavirus (COVID -19) on very vulnerable groups, and those caring for vulnerable people, VOCAL has taken the following steps, effective from Wednesday 18th March 2020:

  • Suspending all peer and training groups and exploring some online support options available
  • Transferring all face to face contact to telephone contact and online support


VOCAL’s Edinburgh Carer Hub (60 Leith Walk) or Midlothian Carer Centre (30/1 Hardengreen Estate) will be closed to the public. These changes will remain under review and decisions on any further action will be based on the latest available Scottish Government and public health guidance.

We will post regular updates here on our website and on our social media channels.


We know that many of our clients will be facing new challenges in the weeks ahead.  Please be assured that our support staff are all available as always to assist  you. The only change is that our support is now provided by telephone to the usual numbers, or you can email a query to or


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