25 years, 25 stories

To mark our 25th Anniversary VOCAL will be asking 25 different carers to share their stories.

Caring no more defines someone than their job, or their eye colour, but it can be much less obvious, even to the carer themselves.

By sharing these stories we hope to help more people recognise their own caring roles, or the caring roles of those around them… and to know we're here to offer carers support they need, as we have been for 25 years. 

Euan Kennedy

Euan volunteers for VOCAL as one of our peer mentors. He talked to us about his own caring role, the informal peer support he recieved from fellow carers at VOCAL events, and his decision to become a peer mentor. 

Nicky Gavin

Nicky volunteers for VOCAL as one of our peer mentors. She talked to us about her own caring role, the informal peer support she recieved from fellow carers at VOCAL events, and her decision to become a peer mentor. 

Wendy & Tosh White

Wendy & Tosh White talk to VOCAL’s Jane Greenacre about their caring roles and the impact of caring on their careers

Sheila & Alan Fletcher

Alan Fletcher was one of the initial group of carers who – in the early 1990s – decided to set up an organisation to support carers. The organisation which eventually became VOCAL

Alan and his wife Sheila met through their involvement with VOCAL

For the first in our 25th Anniversary carer stories series VOCAL Chief Executive Sebastian Fischer visited Alan & Sheila to talk about the charity’s beginnings.

VOCAL Edinburgh

Edinburgh Carers' Hub
60 Leith Walk
Edinburgh, EH6 5HB

0131 622 6666
centre@vocal.org.uk


Scottish Charity: SC020755  |  Company Registration: SC183050

VOCAL Midlothian

VOCAL Carers' Centre
30/1 Dalhousie Road
Dalkeith, EH22 3NX

0131 663 6869
midlothian@vocal.org.uk