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June 2020

Virtual Carer Coffee Morning – Carers Week (Midlothian)

Tue 9 June, 2020 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am

Carers Week is a national event which takes place in June every year – join us for our online coffee morning to celebrate. Who is this online session for? Unpaid carers who live or care for someone in Midlothian. Weekly Breakdown Join us via Zoom for our virtual coffee morning to celebrate Carers Week 2020. This year’s theme is #MakingCaringVisible and we are keen to help get as many carers as possible connected as we know that isolation during this…

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Support and services available in Edinburgh during Coronavirus

Wed 10 June, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

An overview of some of the services in Edinburgh such as shopping, deliveries and council services, information on new services and changes to existing services. Who is this online session for? Anyone who provides unpaid care for someone else (over and above Coronavirus). Outcomes of the online session By the end of the session we will have explored: What support is available in Edinburgh. Where to go for additional support. Changes to existing support. Delivered by Tracy Cooper, Partnership Training…

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Get Connected! Digital Surgery

Wed 10 June, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

From shopping online to video calling loved ones, digital technology is playing an increasing role in our lives, affecting how we communicate, access services and engage in activities. The last few months have highlighted the importance of being connected and as part of Carers Week we are offering one to one appointments for carers to talk about this issue. Whether you have some knowledge or are a total beginner we can offer advice about ways of communicating online, demystify technical…

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‘Virtual’ Afternoon Tea

Thu 11 June, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Join Wendy at VOCAL for ‘Afternoon Tea’ and a chat online via Zoom video chat! Cut the crusts of your sandwiches, bring a sweet treat or two and come together for a cuppa and a chat. Who is this online session for? Anyone who provides unpaid care for someone else (over and above Coronavirus). Outcomes of the online session Peer support. Time away from caring. Relax and enjoy a chat and a break. Delivered by By Wendy, VOCAL Carer Support…

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Managing relationships during social isolation

Fri 19 June, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Relationships can be under strain at this challenging time, understand what is happening to those relationships and get advice on how to cope with these changes. Who is this online session for? Anyone who provides unpaid care for someone else (over and above Coronavirus). Outcomes of the online session Explore the ways coronavirus and self-isolation have had an impact on your relationships. Learn how to use barriers to protect yourself in those changing relationships. Make a plan for coping with…

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Shaping your own support during Coronavirus

Wed 24 June, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

This webinar provides information on the changes to Self-Directed Support due to the Coronavirus and what you can now claim help for. Who is this online session for? Anyone who provides unpaid care for someone else (over and above Coronavirus). The person they care for can already have Self-Directed Support or you think they should be entitled to it. Outcomes of the online session An explanation of Self-Directed Support, who is eligible and process for getting it. An overview of…

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