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Stress and distress in dementia

Online , United Kingdom

This event is open to carers residing in or caring for a person in Edinburgh only. When: Thursday 2 May, 10am - 12pm. About the event:   Led by an experienced dementia nurse, this session will help you understand and manage behaviour you might find distressing, or hard to deal with. Do you care for someone with... Read More

Free

An introduction to Self-directed Support *cancelled*

Online , United Kingdom

This event has now been cancelled. Our next event discussing Self-directed Support will be in July. If you have any questions please call us on 0808 196 6666. When: Thursday 2 May, 1pm - 2:30pm. About the event:   Explore what Self-directed Support (SDS) is, who it is for and how to access it. We will... Read More

Free

Getting a break from caring

Online , United Kingdom

This event is open to carers residing in or caring for a person in Edinburgh only. When: Thursday 9 May, 1pm - 2:30pm. About the event:   A workshop on options for planning a break from caring. Learn about the support and services available. By the end of the session carers will have: - Explored what a... Read More

Free

Carers rights, Power of Attorney and Guardianship

Online , United Kingdom

This event is open to carers residing in or caring for a person in Edinburgh and Midlothian. When: Thursday 16 May, 11am - 12pm. About the event:   Kathleen Taylor from the Mental Welfare Commission for Scotland will give a talk on the Commission, mental health laws and your rights as a carer including Power of Attorney... Read More

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Dementia and the home environment

Online , United Kingdom

This event is open to carers residing in or caring for a person in Edinburgh only. When: Tuesday 21 May, 6pm - 7:30pm. About the event:   This short workshop looks at the benefits and challenges of the home environment for people living with dementia. In this workshop, we discuss: - The benefits of the home environment... Read More

Free

Parent carers: Girls and autism – a hidden minority? *fully booked*

Online , United Kingdom

This event is open to carers residing in or caring for a person in Edinburgh only. When: Wednesday 22 May, 6pm - 8pm. About the event:   Join Corrie Mclean in this informal session to discuss how girls with autism are often overlooked, under-diagnosed and less likely to get long-term support. We will look at issues that... Read More

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Understanding dementia

Online , United Kingdom

This event is open to carers residing in or caring for a person in Edinburgh only. When: Thursday 30 May, 10am - 12pm. About the event:   Led by an experienced dementia nurse, this session is aimed at carers supporting someone in the early or mid-stages of dementia. Do you care for someone with dementia? This session... Read More

Free

Parent carers: Understanding neurodiversity

Online , United Kingdom

This event is open to carers residing in or caring for a person in Edinburgh only. When: Thursday 30 May, 6pm - 7:30pm. About the event:   Join Rhona McAlpine, Occupational Therapist, for an introduction to the neurodiversity paradigm. Rhona will discuss an approach that validates individual lived experience and identifies strengths and support needs. Suitable for... Read More

Free

Getting your voice heard

Online , United Kingdom

This event is open to carers residing in or caring for a person in Edinburgh only. When: Monday 3 June, 11am - 12:30pm. About the event:   Do you feel worried about speaking up and advocating for yourself or the person you’re caring for? Would you like to feel confident communicating in meetings and difficult situations? Join... Read More

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SMART Home visit

Edinburgh Community Rehabilitation and Support Service 62 Longstone Street, Edinburgh, United Kingdom

This event is open to carers residing in or caring for a person in Edinburgh only. When: Tuesday 4 June, 10:30am - 12pm. About the event:   Visit the SMART Home at Edinburgh Community Rehabilitation Support Service and see how you or someone you care for could benefit from smart home technology that supports safe and independent... Read More

Free

Parent carers: A neurodiverse affirming approach

Online , United Kingdom

This event is open to carers residing in or caring for a person in Edinburgh only. When: Thursday 6 June, 6pm - 7.30pm About the event:   Join Occupational Therapist Rhona McAlpine to discuss individual differences rather than deficit in neurodiversity. Learn how we can focus on changes to the environment rather than attempt to ‘fix’ the... Read More

Free

Everyday technology for dementia care

Online , United Kingdom

This event is open to carers residing in or caring for a person in Edinburgh only. When: Monday 10 June, 11am - 12pm. About the event:   This session will be a lively tour of some digital devices that people living with dementia and their carers are finding useful. Delivered by: Kathy Wiles, Digital Dementia Advisor at... Read More

Free

Retirement benefits

Online , United Kingdom

This event is open to carers residing in or caring for a person in Edinburgh only. When: Tuesday 11 June, 12pm - 1pm. About the event:   Information about welfare benefits available to carers and the people that they care for who are of retirement age. Delivered by: Andy Egerton, Senior Carer Support Practitioner at Vocal. Instructions... Read More

Free

Talking about loss *cancelled*

Edinburgh Carers' Hub 60 Leith Walk, EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND

This event is open to carers residing in or caring for a person in Edinburgh only. When: Tuesday 11 June, 1:30pm - 3pm. About the event:   Learn more about the process of loss and how to find ways of accepting and navigating emotions. Delivered by: Jeanne-Marie Lee, Carer Training Officer at VOCAL Instructions for attending the... Read More

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Parent carers: Enable Works for jobseekers with learning disabilities

Online , United Kingdom

This event is open to carers residing in or caring for a person in Edinburgh only. When: Wednesday 12 June, 6pm - 7pm. About the event:   Join Luke from Enable Works who will be presenting information on their All In Edinburgh and Next Steps programmes which support individuals over the age of 16 with learning disabilities... Read More

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Stress and distress in dementia

Online , United Kingdom

This event is open to carers residing in or caring for a person in Edinburgh only. When: Thursday 13 June, 10am - 12pm. About the event:   Led by an experienced dementia nurse, this session will help you understand and manage behaviour you might find distressing, or hard to deal with. Delivered by: Mary Clancy, Specialist Dementia... Read More

Free

Skills Development Scotland

Online , United Kingdom

This event is open to carers residing in or caring for a person in Edinburgh only. When: Thursday 13 June, 12pm - 1pm. About the event:   Join Skills Development Scotland to find out how they can support you, as a carer, into employment, training or education. Skills Development Scotland is the national body supporting the people... Read More

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Evening cuppa: Caring for someone with dementia

VOCAL Midlothian Carer Centre 30/1 Hardengreen Estate, Dalhousie Road, DALKEITH, Midlothian, United Kingdom

Enjoy a cuppa and chat with other carers supporting someone with dementia. Discuss issues that matter most to you in a relaxed and friendly environment. Who For - This event is open to carers residing in or caring for a person in Midlothian. Provided by - British Red Cross and VOCAL Midlothian No. of Spaces... Read More

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Adult Carer Support Plans

Edinburgh Carers' Hub 60 Leith Walk, EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND

This event is open to carers residing in or caring for a person in Edinburgh only. When: Friday 21 June, 11am - 12:30pm. About the event:   Find out more about Adult Carer Support Plans including how to get one, what information is included and why it is important to complete one. As of April 2018, The... Read More

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