Support and information for unpaid carers (VOCAL Midlothian)

Who is this for?

  • Unpaid carers in all family or relationship settings (kinship, partnership, friendship, affection or obligation)

Who provides this?

  • Voice of Carers Across the Lothians (VOCAL) Midlothian


VOCAL supports unpaid carers in Edinburgh and Midlothian. It offers tailored support for all caring situations and relationships, including caring for a family member, partner, relative or friend, of any age, who may need help to manage a long term condition, a disability, a physical or mental health difficulty or an addiction.

A Carer Support Practitioner will discuss your unique situation and needs with you. This will help develop an Adult Carer Support Plan for yourself. This person-centred, solution-focused approach can support you to manage your caring responsibilities while taking your own physical and mental health and financial wellbeing into account.

VOCAL Midlothian provides much of this support directly and can also offer access to expert advice covering topics such as:
• carers rights
• benefits entitlements and applications
• P & A
• wills and trusts
• long term care
• emergency planning

How do I access this?

  • Self-referrals
  • Referrals by third parties

Is there a cost?


Is there a waiting list?


Location information

  • Public parking available
  • Wheelchair access
  • Translation service available

Opening times

Monday 9.00 am – 5.00 pm
Tuesday9.00 am – 8.00 pm
Wednesday9.00 am – 8.00 pm
Thursday9.00 am – 5.00 pm
Friday9.00 am – 5.00 pm

Contact Details

Pauline Quinn
30/1 Hardengreen Estate, Dalhousie Road , Dalkeith, EH22 3NX

Social media:


VOCAL Midlothian leaflet
(890.39 KB pdf)

Types of support on offer:

Information and advice
Support from someone with similar experience
Support in person
Support on the phone

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