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Learning about support and services and how to access them can be a sharp learning curve for lots of carers. Duration: 2 weeks Who is this course for? Carers who are supporting someone who would benefit from additional support Weekly Breakdown Week one What support is possible and how do we go about accessing it. Week two How is support provided and what is self directed support. What carers will get from this course What support is available from the…

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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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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 What is self directed support?…

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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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Do you need to get your voice heard? Do you attend meetings about your caring role? Do you want to make changes? Duration: 2 weeks Who is this course for? Midlothian carers who would like to improve their communication skills and confidence in communicating with others. 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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Do you need to get your voice heard? Do you attend meetings about your caring role? Do you want to make changes? Duration: 1 week 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 build on confidence…

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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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Do you often find yourself misunderstood by someone with whom you are communicating with? 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 Who is this course for? Carers who would like to be able to…

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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? This course is for Midlothian carers. 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 and control over your support.…

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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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