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November 2019

Addiction and The Brain

Tue 19 November, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Edinburgh Carers’ Hub, 60 Leith Walk
EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND EH6 5HB
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Many carers are caring for someone with an addiction or have an addiction themselves, find out more about what happens in the brain when someone is addicted to something? Duration: 1 week Who is this course for? Anyone who has dealt with or is dealing with the addiction of another person. Weekly Breakdown Come along to hear a Talk by Dr David McCartney, Clinical Lead at The Lothians & Edinburgh Abstinence Programme (LEAP) on “Addiction & The Brain”. What carers…

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Drama workshop (November)

Wed 20 November, 2019 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Edinburgh Carers’ Hub, 60 Leith Walk
EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND EH6 5HB
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Would you like to explore the theatre, either on or off stage? As a way to take a break from your caring role or as a way to explore your caring experience. Duration: 1 week Who is this course for? This course is for anyone regardless of their experience or confidence on or off stage. There will be a role or a job for anyone interested. Weekly Breakdown The group will work together towards a performance piece. What carers will…

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Smart House visit

Wed 20 November, 2019 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Smart House, 62 Longstone Street
EDINBURGH, EH14 2DA United Kingdom
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Technology can make life easier for people with mobility, memory, or learning issues and their carers. Duration: 1 day Who is this visit for? Any carer but it might be of particular interest to those who are supporting someone with dementia, a child with additional needs, learning disability, mobility problems or a stroke. Weekly Breakdown An information session on smart home technology that supports safe and independent living. Come and try technology such as: Voice-assisted home controls Computer access Digital…

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Visit to The Dementia Services Centre

Thu 21 November, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 3:30 pm
Dementia Services Development Centre, Iris Murdoch Building
Stirling, FK9 4NF United Kingdom
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A visit to the Dementia Services Centre at Stirling University, Europe’s leading research centre. Duration: 1 day Who is this visit for? Carers who are supporting someone with dementia. Weekly Breakdown The visit to the Dementia Services Centre will focus on a guided tour of the design and technology centre which houses a range of over 100 pieces of equipment and technology to support people with dementia and their carers with all aspects of life. What carers will get from…

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Peer Support for parents & carers (Midlothian) (November)

Mon 25 November, 2019 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am
VOCAL Midlothian Carer Centre, 30/1 Hardengreen Estate, Dalhousie Road
DALKEITH, Midlothian EH22 3NX United Kingdom
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VOCAL Midlothian and The Lothian Centre for Inclusive Living (LCIL) are jointly hosting a group for parents and carers of disabled children and young people living in Midlothian. Duration: 1 week Who is this course for? Parents and carers of disabled children and young people with additional support needs living in Midlothian. Weekly Breakdown At the meeting you will: Have the opportunity to share experiences, suggest future topics and guest speakers. Meet other parents and carers. Explore ideas and opportunities…

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Conversation Cafe: (Gilmerton) (November)

Tue 26 November, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Morrisons, Gilmerton Road
EDINBURGH, EH17 7JH United Kingdom
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carer conversation cafes

So often carers can feel left out of the conversation as their experiences and situation can set them apart from others. VOCAL aims to allow carers to join in and be part of the conversation. Duration: 1 week Who is this conversation cafe for? Carers who would like to come together with other carers for coffee and discussion. Weekly Breakdown Each meeting has a different theme allowing carers to discuss and share a range of topics. What carers will get…

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Conversation Cafe: (South Queensferry) (November)

Tue 26 November, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
The Little Bakery, 6 - 7 High Street
SOUTH QUEENSFERRY, EH30 9PP United Kingdom
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carer conversation cafes

So often carers can feel left out of the conversation as their experiences and situation can set them apart from others. VOCAL aims to allow carers to join in and be part of the conversation. Duration: 1 week Who is this conversation cafe for? Carers who would like to come together with other carers for coffee and discussion. Weekly Breakdown Each meeting has a different theme allowing carers to discuss and share a range of topics. What carers will get…

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Carer Coffee Morning with guest speaker (November)(Midlothian)

Wed 27 November, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
VOCAL Midlothian Carer Centre, 30/1 Hardengreen Estate, Dalhousie Road
DALKEITH, Midlothian EH22 3NX United Kingdom
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Opportunity to meet with other carers. Duration: 1 week Who is this coffee morning for? Unpaid carers who live or care for someone in Midlothian. Weekly Breakdown Come along 10-11am and enjoy a cuppa and blether with other carers in a relaxed and informal atmosphere. From 11am-12noon: Crime/Scam prevention; Midlothian Crime Prevention officer from Police Scotland will attend to chat to carers about how to protect yourself and provide useful information on how to keep yourself safe! What carers will…

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Carer Mindfulness Group (27th Nov)(Midlothian)

Wed 27 November, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
VOCAL Midlothian Carer Centre, 30/1 Hardengreen Estate, Dalhousie Road
DALKEITH, Midlothian EH22 3NX United Kingdom
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Many people use mindfulness to help them lead a calmer and less stressed life and to help improve their sense of wellbeing. Duration: 1 week Who is this group for? Unpaid carers living or caring in Midlothian local authority. Weekly Breakdown We have a small group of carers who meet fortnightly to participate in group mindfulness together to help them relax and de-stress. Please note that in order to join the group you must have previous knowledge and already practice…

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Saving money on your energy bills

Fri 29 November, 2019 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Edinburgh Carers’ Hub, 60 Leith Walk
EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND EH6 5HB
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Gas and electricity is expensive for everyone and often particularly so for carers and people with health difficulties. Many carers are paying more than they need to. Duration: 1 week Who is this course for? Carers interested in reducing the amount they pay on fuel bills. Weekly Breakdown With help from Changeworks learn how to really understand your fuel statements and bills, learn how to use and trust price comparison sites confidently, receive support to make a change to your…

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Dementia Information Day (Sat)(November)

Sat 30 November, 2019 @ 10:30 am - 3:00 pm
Edinburgh Carers’ Hub, 60 Leith Walk
EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND EH6 5HB
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Becoming a carer can be a sharp learning curve for many of us. We can find ourselves in the position where we want/need to learn about lots of new things. This training day helps carers answer some key questions. Duration: 1 week Who is this course for? This day is ideal for carers who are supporting someone who has recently been diagnosed with dementia. Weekly Breakdown This one day event delivered by a Nurse Specialist will provide information about dementia…

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December 2019

Stress Management (December)

Wed 4 December, 2019 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Edinburgh Carers’ Hub, 60 Leith Walk
EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND EH6 5HB
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Modern life can be stressful and caring roles particularly so. Many carers can find it difficult to manage stress levels which can have negative effects. Duration: 1 week Who is this course for? Carers who would like to reflect on and explore their relationship with stress. Weekly Breakdown This session is designed to help carers to understand stress and its impact, stress triggers, develop techniques to plan for and manage stress. What carers will get from this course Identified ways…

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Surviving Christmas as a Carer (Carers Hub)

Thu 5 December, 2019 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Edinburgh Carers’ Hub, 60 Leith Walk
EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND EH6 5HB
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Christmas can be a fun time but it can also be challenging for many people. There are often a lot of commitments, expense and social gatherings. A caring role can make a difference to how we view and experience the festive season. Duration: 1 week Who is this course for? Carers who want to reflect on how Christmas has changed for them. Weekly Breakdown Christmas is often promoted as a time for family and a time for happiness and a…

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Coping with Anger

Fri 6 December, 2019 @ 10:30 am - 1:00 pm
Edinburgh Carers’ Hub, 60 Leith Walk
EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND EH6 5HB
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Everyone feels a little angry or frustrated at times and carers are no exception. This course helps us understand the role of anger and how to manage our experiences of it. Duration: 1 week Who is this course for? Carers who at times feel angry or frustrated. Weekly Breakdown We will look at some myths and facts about anger, learn how to identify your own anger warning signs and triggers and explore how to develop healthy, positive ways to manage…

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Surviving Christmas as a Carer (The Haven)

Wed 11 December, 2019 @ 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm
The Haven, 25B Burgess Road
South Queensferry, EH30 9JA United Kingdom
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Christmas can be a fun time but it can also be challenging for many people. There are often a lot of commitments, expense and social gatherings. A caring role can make a difference to how we view and experience the festive season. Duration: 1 week Who is this course for? Carers who want to reflect on how Christmas has changed for them. Weekly Breakdown Christmas is often promoted as a time for family and a time for happiness and a…

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Carer Mindfulness Group (11th Dec)(Midlothian)

Wed 11 December, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
VOCAL Midlothian Carer Centre, 30/1 Hardengreen Estate, Dalhousie Road
DALKEITH, Midlothian EH22 3NX United Kingdom
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Many people use mindfulness to help them lead a calmer and less stressed life and to help improve their sense of wellbeing. Duration: 1 week Who is this group for? Unpaid carers living or caring in Midlothian local authority. Weekly Breakdown We have a small group of carers who meet fortnightly to participate in group mindfulness together to help them relax and de-stress. Please note that in order to join the group you must have previous knowledge and already practice…

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Words that Change minds

Thu 12 December, 2019 @ 10:30 am - 1:00 pm
Edinburgh Carers’ Hub, 60 Leith Walk
EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND EH6 5HB
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Do you often find yourself misunderstood by someone with whom you are communicating? Words that Change Minds is based on the Language and Behaviour Profile (LAB Profile); an easy to learn tool which illustrates how each person is unique. The LAB Profile will enable you to understand and predict from someone's language in everyday conversation, how they will behave in a given situation. Duration: 2 weeks (12th & 19th December) Who is this course for? Carers who would like to…

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Carer Coffee Morning with guest speaker (December)(Midlothian)

Mon 16 December, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
VOCAL Midlothian Carer Centre, 30/1 Hardengreen Estate, Dalhousie Road
DALKEITH, Midlothian EH22 3NX United Kingdom
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Opportunity to meet with other carers. Duration: 1 week Who is this coffee morning for? Unpaid carers who live or care for someone in Midlothian. Weekly Breakdown Come along 10-11am and enjoy a cuppa and blether with other carers in a relaxed and informal atmosphere. From 11am-12noon: Surviving Christmas - for many carers the festive period can be demanding and trying to find time for ourselves can be even harder than usual. Come along to our coffee morning where our…

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Stress Management – top tips to coping with the holiday season

Wed 18 December, 2019 @ 10:30 am - 1:00 pm
Edinburgh Carers’ Hub, 60 Leith Walk
EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND EH6 5HB
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The holiday season can be a fun time but it can also be very stressful for many people. There are often a lot of commitments, expense and social gatherings. A caring role can make a difference to how we view and experience the holiday season. Duration: 1 week Who is this course for? Carers who want to reflect on how the holiday season affects their health and wellbeing. Weekly Breakdown Christmas is often promoted as a time for family and…

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January 2020

Carer Mindfulness Group (8th Jan)(Midlothian)

Wed 8 January, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
VOCAL Midlothian Carer Centre, 30/1 Hardengreen Estate, Dalhousie Road
DALKEITH, Midlothian EH22 3NX United Kingdom
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Many people use mindfulness to help them lead a calmer and less stressed life and to help improve their sense of wellbeing. Duration: 1 week Who is this group for? Unpaid carers living or caring in the Midlothian local authority. Weekly Breakdown We have a small group of carers who meet fortnightly to participate in group mindfulness together to help them relax and de-stress. Please note that in order to join the group you must have previous knowledge and already…

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