VOCAL Carers Centre Midlothian

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

Service Description

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.

Carer Support
Carers can talk to a carer support worker about their support needs, their hopes and goals for the future and work out next steps. VOCAL’s Carer Support staff support carers to complete adult carer support plans and emergency plans.

Counselling
COSCA recognised counselling is open to carers who require emotional support. Financial contributions are agreed at a level to suit your individual circumstances.

Training, Groupwork and Surgeries
This gives you the opportunity to meet other carers, increase your confidence, improve your health and develop coping skills to help manage your caring role. VOCAL also run a surgery programme in conjunction with partners and agencies for things such as legal, dementia, energy advice & money matters.

Family Support Addictions
There is support available for family members and friends affected by someone else’s addiction. This service provides one-to-one and group support.

How To Get In Touch

Email: [email protected]
Phone Number: 0131 663 6869
Website: http://www.midlothiancarers.co.uk

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 (The Voices of Carers Across Lothian)

Type: Charity/Voluntary

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

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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