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April 2019

Accessing support services

Thu 4 April, 2019 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Edinburgh Carers’ Hub, 60 Leith Walk
EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND EH6 5HB
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It can be hard to know who can provide carers or the people they care for with appropriate support. Duration: 1 week Who is this course for? This session is ideal for carers at the beginning of their caring journey or thinking about accessing support for the first time. Weekly Breakdown We will look at how can health and social care support carers and people with health problems to live well in their own homes. What carers will get from…

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Peer Support Group for Parents & Carers (Midlothian)(April)

Mon 29 April, 2019 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
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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May 2019

Your Support Your Choice (Midlothian)

Wed 1 May, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
VOCAL Midlothian Carer Centre, 30/1 Hardengreen Estate, Dalhousie Road
DALKEITH, Midlothian EH22 3NX United Kingdom
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Do you want to learn more about self directed support and how it can benefit you and the person you care for? Duration: 1 week Who is this course for? Unpaid carers who live in or care for someone in Midlothian. Weekly Breakdown This session will provide carers with a better understanding of Self Directed Support and the assessment process. What carers will get from this course A better understanding of self directed support. Learn how to get more choice…

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Introduction to Caring (Libertus)

Mon 6 May, 2019 @ 10:30 am - 2:30 pm
Libertus, 20 Gracemount Drive
EDINBURGH, EH16 6RN United Kingdom
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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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Help in the home and garden

Wed 8 May, 2019 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Edinburgh Carers’ Hub, 60 Leith Walk
EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND EH6 5HB
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Caring can be a challenging and time consuming and often we find some day to day tasks we run out of time for or we are no longer able to complete. Many carers are juggling more than one home and garden which can make things particularly difficult. Duration: 1 week Who is this course for? Carers who are interested in getting some help to manage their homes and gardens. Weekly Breakdown The course will look at the kinds of tasks…

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Carers Information Day

Thu 9 May, 2019 @ 10:30 am - 2:30 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 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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Moving to Long Term Care

Fri 17 May, 2019 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Edinburgh Carers’ Hub, 60 Leith Walk
EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND EH6 5HB
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There are quite a few practical and financial things to think about when someone moves to a care home. This course provides lots of information about the processes. Duration: 1 week Who is this course for? This course is for carers who are interested in understanding what happens and how are things funded when someone moves into a care home. Weekly Breakdown Information on deciding to move, assessments and selecting a care home and paying for a place in a…

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Finding your voice

Fri 24 May, 2019 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Edinburgh Carers’ Hub, 60 Leith Walk
EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND EH6 5HB
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Do you need to get your voice heard? Do you attend meetings about your caring? Do you want to make changes? Duration: 2 weeks (24th May & 31st May) Who is this course for? Carers who would like to improve their communication skills and confidence in communication. Weekly Breakdown Being a carer can mean we need to talk to others (professionals and family) about our needs and wishes, and those of the people we support. Self-advocacy and communication courses will…

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Peer Support group for Parents & Carers (Midlothian)(May)

Thu 30 May, 2019 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
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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June 2019

Your support Your choice

Fri 21 June, 2019 @ 10:30 am - 1:00 pm
Edinburgh Carers’ Hub, 60 Leith Walk
EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND EH6 5HB
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The way that services are being provided and arranged is changing as Self Directed Support is being introduced carers and the people they support will be offered the option to arrange their own packages of care. Duration: 1 week Who is this course for? Carers who are supporting someone who receives a package of care/services to help them live them at home and carers who would like to access a package of care. Weekly Breakdown Would you like more or…

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Peer Support group for Parents & Carers (Midlothian)(June)

Mon 24 June, 2019 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
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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Words that change minds

Fri 28 June, 2019 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 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 to? 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: 1 week Who is this course for? Carers who would like to be able to…

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