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Christmas can be a fun time but it can also be challenging for many people. There is 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. What carers will get from this course Identified ways in which stress can affect them.

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Illness and disability can be expensive and many carers find that it is harder to make ends meet, or that their money does not go as far now they are in a caring role. Duration: 1 week Who is this course for? Carers who want to check they are receiving all they are entitled to and look at how they could make their money go further. Weekly Breakdown This session will introduce carers to the world of welfare benefits and…

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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 of their key questions. Duration: 1 week Who is this course for? This day is ideal for carers at the beginning of their caring journey or thinking about accessing support for the first time. Weekly Breakdown VOCAL Services – more about what we…

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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 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 provider now and in…

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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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Duration: 1 week Who is this conversation cafe for? For anyone who would like the opportunity to discuss their concerns with like minded people. Weekly Breakdown The session begins at 10am for a 10.30 start. This will allow carers to get a coffee and relax before the conversation starts. The conversation will last around an hour with each carer given an opportunity to talk if they would like to. A talking object (sand-timer) will indicate who is speaking and how…

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Opportunity to meet with other carers. Duration: 1 week Who is this coffee morning for? Midlothian carers. Weekly Breakdown Enjoy a cuppa and blether with other carers in a relaxed and informal atmosphere. What carers will get from this coffee morning Opportunity to meet other carers.

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Would you like to learn more about alcohol, safe levels of consumption and think about alternative ways to relax, gain confidence or socialise. Duration: 1 week Who is this course for? Carers who would like to reflect on their own relationships with alcohol. Weekly Breakdown Learn more about safe alcohol consumption, short and long term effects of alcohol consumption. Also an opportunity to reflect on personal alcohol consumption. What carers will get from this course An increased understanding of safe…

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Duration: 1 week Who is this conversation cafe for? For anyone who would like the opportunity to discuss their concerns with like minded people. Weekly Breakdown The session begins at 10am for a 10.30 start. This will allow carers to get a coffee and relax before the conversation starts. The conversation will last around an hour with each carer given an opportunity to talk if they would like to. A talking object (sand-timer) will indicate who is speaking and how…

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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: 2 weeks 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 stressful situations. What carers will get from this course Identified…

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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 stressful situations. What carers will get from this course Identified…

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Christmas can be a fun time but it can also be challenging for many people. There is 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. What carers will get from this course Identified ways in which stress can affect them.

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Duration: 1 week Who is this conversation cafe for? For anyone who would like the opportunity to discuss their concerns with like minded people. Weekly Breakdown The session begins at 10am for a 10.30 start. This will allow carers to get a coffee and relax before the conversation starts. The conversation will last around an hour with each carer given an opportunity to talk if they would like to. A talking object (sand-timer) will indicate who is speaking and how…

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Christmas can be a fun time but it can also be challenging for many people. There is 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. What carers will get from this course Identified ways in which stress can affect them.

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Christmas can be a fun time but it can also be challenging for many people. There is 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. What carers will get from this course Identified ways in which stress can affect them.

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Take time out over the busy (and sometimes stressful) festive period. Duration: 1 week Who is this event for? Carers who are in need of a break from caring or who would like to relax. Weekly Breakdown Join us for a guided meditation to help you relax and re-energise. What carers will get from this event A fun and relaxing day out with other carers.

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Join other carers for an interesting and relaxing day out. Duration: 1 week Who is this event for? Carers who are in need of a break from caring or who would like the opportunity to meet new people. Weekly Breakdown This winter, Edinburgh Zoo will be home to The Giant Lanterns of China, an installation of over 450 dazzling giant lanterns that will illuminate the Zoo for 50 awe-inspiring nights. Be wowed by Chinese performers, enjoy wintery hot drinks and…

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Join other carers for an interesting and relaxing day out. Duration: 1 week Who is this event for? Carers who are in need of a break from caring or who would like the opportunity to meet new people. Weekly Breakdown Visit Dynamic Earth to learn the history of our planet. What carers will get from this event A fun and relaxing day out with other carers.

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Join other carers for an interesting and relaxing evening out. Duration: 1 week Who is this event for? Carers who are in need of a break from caring or who would like the opportunity to meet new people. Weekly Breakdown Ride the brand new Forth 1 Big Wheel for panoramic views of the city and beyond. The wheel has twenty-six enclosed, weather-proof pods, each seating six people and showing unrivalled views of Edinburgh Carers are advised to meet at the…

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Many of us have access to technology which could make some tasks quicker or easier but we don’t all know how to fully utilise it. Come and learn about how to make the most of your tablet in a safe and friendly environment. Duration: 3 weeks Who is this course for? Carers who own tablets but are not sure they are getting the most out of it. Weekly Breakdown Week 1 Getting started, accessing Wi-Fi, using the internet to find…

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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 will provide information about dementia diagnosis, treatment, what you may…

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This session will explore how carers feel about looking for and engaging with services for themselves and who they care for. Duration: 1 week Who is this conversation cafe for? For anyone who would like the opportunity to discuss their concerns with like-minded people. Weekly Breakdown The session begins at 10am for a 10.30 start. This will allow carers to get a coffee and relax before the conversation starts. The conversation will last around an hour with each carer given…

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Losing a loved one is difficult but it is a reality that many carers, family members and friends will eventually face. Whether death is expected or sudden there will be lots to deal with. This short course helps carers to prepare for some of the decisions and arrangements they will have to make. Carers attending the course will build personalised files to refer to when someone dies. Duration: 4 weeks Who is this course for? This course is open to…

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Caring brings about many lifestyle changes and at times carers experience losses. In this workshop we look at how loss can affect us and the stages we may go through when we are confronted with different kinds of loss. This workshop would be appropriate for those recently bereaved, carers who are facing bereavement and also carers dealing with other kinds of loss. Duration: 1 week Who is this course for? Carers who would like to explore and come to terms…

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Would you like to know learn more about using a computer to communicate with others or for finding information. Duration: 5 weeks Who is this course for? Carers who own a laptop or computer and would say they are a beginner when it comes to using computers. Weekly Breakdown More and more services are accessed more quickly or exclusively online. Come along to this short course to learn more about practical computer use and how to stay safe online. Week…

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Feel like you already have a good grasp on using computers but would you like to know learn a bit more about using a computer to communicate with others, for finding information and using Microsoft Office programmes such as word and excel. Duration: 5 weeks Who is this course for? Carers who own a laptop or computer and feel they know the basics about using computers. Weekly Breakdown More and more services are accessed more quickly or exclusively online. Come…

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This session will explore advice and the effect it has had on your caring role. Duration: 1 week Who is this conversation cafe for? For anyone who would like the opportunity to discuss their concerns with like minded people. Weekly Breakdown The session begins at 10am for a 10.30 start. This will allow carers to get a coffee and relax before the conversation starts. The conversation will last around an hour with each carer given an opportunity to talk if…

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We can feel that our caring role has come to an end for a variety of reasons for example, if someone moves away, moves to a care home or passes away. Whatever the reason the end of a caring role can be challenging as we experience significant practical changes often along side dealing with a wide range of emotions. This course looks at how we move on from caring positively. Duration: 2 weeks Who is this course for? This course…

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This session will explore how a caring role has impacted on carers own time and the changes to their lives as a result. Duration: 1 week Who is this conversation cafe for? For anyone who would like the opportunity to discuss their concerns with like-minded people. Weekly Breakdown The session begins at 10am for a 10.30 start. This will allow carers to get a coffee and relax before the conversation starts. The conversation will last around an hour with each…

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This session will explore humour and its importance, or not, within a caring role. Duration: 1 week Who is this conversation cafe for? For anyone who would like the opportunity to discuss their concerns with like minded people. Weekly Breakdown The session begins at 10am for a 10.30 start. This will allow carers to get a coffee and relax before the conversation starts. The conversation will last around an hour with each carer given an opportunity to talk if they…

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This session will explore how carers feel they are viewed in society and what could be better. Duration: 1 week Who is this conversation cafe for? For anyone who would like the opportunity to discuss their concerns with like-minded people. Weekly Breakdown The session begins at 10am for a 10.30 start. This will allow carers to get a coffee and relax before the conversation starts. The conversation will last around an hour with each carer given an opportunity to talk…

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