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Introduction to getting your voice heard

Thu 1 September, 2022 @ 9:30 am - 1:00 pm

Free

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Introduction to getting your voice heard
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This event is open to carers residing in or caring for a person in Edinburgh only.

Duration: 1 session, Thursday 1 September

About the event:

This interactive session aims to build on the knowledge and skills carers already have to increase your confidence to self-advocate or participate in formal meetings and assessments or get involved in consultations on an equal footing with professionals. The session will cover:

  • What we mean when we talk about self-advocacy and participation
  • Why self-advocacy and participation is important for carers and what gets in the way
  • Knowing your rights as a carer
  • Developing the skills of successful self-advocacy and powerful participation
  • Practicing what we have learned.

It isn’t a magic bullet, you won’t leave here a superstar self-advocate or participator but hopefully you will leave with some ideas about how you can build on the skills and knowledge you already have to get the changes you want and need.

Following the session you will have an opportunity to continue and practice your learning by joining the Self Advocacy Group for carers run by carers which meets monthly for peer support and peer learning at the Carers Hub, Leith Walk.

Delivered by

Fiona Barrett, Carer Engagement Officer at VOCAL

Instructions for attending the event

This event will be delivered IN PERSON. Details of the event will be sent to you via email once you have registered. Please note, if you do not get an email with details for the event you have registered for please contact VOCAL on the details below.

There is a limit on the number of spaces for this event. You will be notified if you need to go on the waiting list for this event. Please note that some events require a minimum number of people for them to run or may be cancelled near the time of the event, we will contact you if this is the case.

 

Details

Date:
Thu 1 September, 2022
Time:
9:30 am - 1:00 pm
Cost:
Free
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Venue

Edinburgh Carers’ Hub
60 Leith Walk
EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND EH6 5HB
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