Are You a Carer?
If you are please let us know - we may be able to help you
There is a wealth of information on NHS Choices about carers and caring.
Below are some links into sites that we hope you will find useful.
VOCAL website. http://www.vocal.org.uk/ Head Office is in Edinburgh but carers from all over the Lothians can assess courses/workshops etc there. All the courses and workshops are listed on : https//www.carerstraining.co.uk/ Telephone 0131 663 6869
At the Midlothian Centre (contact info below) local carers can assess courses/workshops, one to one support, counselling, surgeries including Power of Attorney, Legal & Benefits surgeries.
VOCAL Midlothian Carer Centre, 30/1 Hardengreen Estate, Dalhousie Road, Dalkeith, EH22 3NX
- Caring for a parent
Watch this video on: caring for a parent at home
- Telling people
Caring responsibilities can make it difficult to maintain friendships or develop new ones. Telling your friends you're a carer is important so they understand and can support you.
- Taking a break
Caring for someone can be a full-time job, but it's essential that you take time out for yourself too. Read our guide to accessing breaks and respite.
- Housing and carers
Do you know your tenancy rights as a carer? Are you aware of all your care at home options? Do you need tips on moving someone around the home?
Carers support groups
Finance and Law
Help claiming benefits, looking after your bank balance and understanding the legal issues of caring.