Carer training and leisure events (Voices Of Carers Across Lothians VOCAL)

Availability : Edinburgh Wide

Who is this for?

  • Unpaid carers aged 18 years old and over

Who provides this?

  • Voices Of Carers Across Lothians (VOCAL) Edinburgh


VOCAL runs training and leisure events information and support to carers.

Training and leisure events can enable you to develop skills and knowledge that can help you be more confident in your caring role and to manage your own financial, physical and mental health and wellbeing. The events give you an opportunity to meet other carers and access further support and services.

Topics include:

  • stress management
  • understanding dementia
  • first aid
  • caring for someone with a specific condition or disability

In addition, there are regular fitness and wellbeing classes, visits to galleries and historic buildings and art and craft groups – there’s something for everyone.

Sessions are delivered online and face-to-face.

How do I access this?

  • Self-referrals
  • Referrals by third parties

Is there a cost?

Free to unpaid carers.

Is there a waiting list?


Location information

Sessions held in different venues across the city so can vary depending on which venue is used.

Opening times

Times will vary depending on the event.

Contact Details

60 Leith Walk, Edinburgh EH6 5HB

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Type of support on offer:

Support in person
Support on the phone


Black and minority ethnic communities
Healthy living
Older people
Social groups

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