VOCAL Carers Centre Midlothian

VOCAL is Voice of Carers Across the Lothians, a carer-led organisation working with family members, partners and friends who are caring for someone. 

A carer is anyone who looks after another person on an unpaid basis. This could be due to a long term condition or illness, a mental or physical health issues, disability, or addiction.

VOCAL offers a range of services in Midlothian.

Carer Support – offers the opportunity to talk to a carer support worker about information and support needs, your hopes and goals for the future and work out next steps.  VOCAL can offer support with things like benefits checks and applications, support to manage your own health by getting a break and having a health check.  There are also opportunities to meet other carers or find local activities.

Counselling – VOCAL’s COSCA recognised counselling is open to carers requiring emotional support.  Financial contributions are agreed at a level to suit your individual circumstances.

Training & Groupwork– Meet other carers, increase your confidence, improve your health and develop coping skills to help manage your caring role through a range of training and groupwork.

Family Support Addictions– Supporting family members and friends affected by someone else’s addiction, this service provides one-to-one and group support, as well as short training courses.

Service Categories

Eligibility

Intended Client Groups:

  • Carers

Applicants for this service should also meet this condition:

Anyone in Midlothian who supports another person on an unpaid basis. This could be a relative, friend or neighbour,

Referral

Self Referral

This service accepts direct self referrals.

Agency Referral

G.P., Social Work, Housing providers, voluntary organisations etc.

Contact Info. & Service Address

VOCAL Midlothian Carer Centre
30/1 Hardengreen Estate
Dalhousie Road
Dalkeith
EH22 3NX

Office Hours

Monday to Friday, 9.00 am - 5.00 pm

Service Contact

Tel: 0131 663 6869
Email: [email protected]
Website: www.midlothiancarers.co.uk

Facilities & Access

This service has the following facilities:

  • Public Parking
    free parking on street
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Small meeting rooms and training room available.
  • Creche facilities are not available at this location.

Transport

Public Transport Information

Any Dalkeith bus route.

Lothian Buses Site for routes and timetables.

Provider's Name: VOCAL

Type: Charity/Voluntary

VOCAL is a registered Scottish charity that provides a range of free and confidential services to carers including information and support, training, counselling, Family Support Addictions service for carers affected by someone else’s drug or alcohol problem.

Services run by this provider

Service Contact

Tel: 0131 663 6869
Email: [email protected]
Website: www.midlothiancarers.co.uk

Office Hours

Monday to Friday, 9.00 am – 5.00 pm

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