There are an estimated 65,084 carers in Edinburgh. Some will be in a formal paid caring role, others will provide a caring role for a friend, relative or neighbour who cannot manage themselves due to illness, age, frailty or a disability.
If you have a caring role, either formally or informally, you may be able to access additional support.
We can provide you with advice and information on:
Your rights as a carer
Carers assessment and support plan
Local carer services
Breaks for caring
Your health and well-being
You may also want to consider a carer emergency card or interested in short breaks or training courses on VOCAL’s Carer Events & Training website.