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.