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July 2021

Listening Space for carers

Tue 27 July, 2021 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

This online drop in weekly listening space is facilitated by Paulina from Health in Mind. These online sessions provide a listening space for carers to talk about their mental health and wellbeing. Duration: Every Tuesday Who is this online session for? This event is open to carers residing in or caring for a person in Edinburgh only. What carers will get from this online session Carers will be able to: Talk about how you are feeling. Meet other carers who…

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VOCAL Carer Training Focus Group

Tue 27 July, 2021 @ 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

This is your chance to tell VOCAL your thoughts on how and what we deliver in the Carer Training programme. Duration: 1 week Who is this online session for? This event is open to carers residing in or caring for a person in Edinburgh only. Outcomes of this online session By the end of the session/event/course carers will have: Shared your ideas of what you would like to see in the training programme. Explored what works and does not work…

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Making your Money Go Further

Thu 29 July, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Carers tell us that caring can have a financial impact on themselves and the person they care for. This workshop shares information about discounts, reductions and more to make your money go a wee bit further. Duration: 1 week Who is this online session for? This course is for anyone who would like to know more about making their money go a bit further. The event is for carers who live or care for someone that live in Edinburgh. Outcomes…

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Manual Handling (July)(Face to face)

Thu 29 July, 2021 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Edinburgh Carers’ Hub, 60 Leith Walk
EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND EH6 5HB
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Learn basic moving and handling, which will help you support others with their mobility, safely. This session will NOT include using equipment like hoists and glide sheets. Duration: 1 week Who is this session for? This event is open to carers residing in or caring for a person in Edinburgh only. Outcomes of this session By the end of the session the carer will: Have a better understanding of how to protect their back while carrying out manual handling tasks.…

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August 2021

Stress Management (August)

Tue 3 August, 2021 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Every day carers tell us how stressed they are feeling. This can be due to lots of reasons but can have a huge impact on their overall health and wellbeing. In this course, learn more about stress and its impact and develop techniques to plan for and manage the symptoms of stress. Duration: 2 weeks (3rd & 10th August) Who is this online session for? Carers who would like to reflect on and explore their relationship with stress. This event…

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Learn how to Zoom! (August)

Mon 9 August, 2021 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Drop into this session to increase your confidence in using Zoom. VOCAL delivers its online training programme via Zoom so coming to the session will let you fully access our other courses. Duration: 1 week Who is this online session for? Any carer who is new to Zoom or has used Zoom before and would like to lean more or increase their confidence using it. This event is open to carers residing in or caring for a person in Edinburgh…

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Mental Health Carers Focus Groups (10th August)

Tue 10 August, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
Edinburgh Carers’ Hub, 60 Leith Walk
EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND EH6 5HB
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Focus Group Participants Wanted! Do you care for a person who uses mental health services in Edinburgh? Are you interested in helping us understand your experience as a carer of a person with a mental health condition? Would you like to help inform improved carer involvement in mental health services? If you answered yes to the questions above, we need your help to understand how you have been involved with mental health services in Edinburgh We are interested in understanding…

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Caring for someone with sight loss

Thu 12 August, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

Do you or the person you care for have visual impairments? Come along to this session from Visibility Scotland to find out information and support available. Duration: 1 week Who is this online session for? This event is open to carers residing in or caring for a person in Edinburgh only. Outcomes of this online session By the end of the session course carers will have: Knowledge on sight conditions and the impact of this. The opportunity to meet other…

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Continence care

Thu 19 August, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

Many carers are dealing with the continence difficulties of the person they care for, it is a difficult topic sometimes to talk about. Join this session led by a Bladder and Bowel Nurse Specialist to ask questions, view products and gain practical tips about supporting someone with continence issues. Duration: 1 week Who is this online session for? This event is open to carers residing in or caring for a person in Edinburgh only. Outcomes of this online session By…

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Working carers lunch workshop (August)

Thu 19 August, 2021 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

New for 2021…Working carers are invited to join VOCAL for a short lunchtime workshop. This time we will discuss workplace support for carers including how to build or develop an internal network. Duration: 1 week Who is this online session for? This event is aimed at carers who are in current full time, part time or self-employment. This event is open to carers residing in or caring for a person in Edinburgh only. Outcomes of this online session By the…

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Caring for a child with ASN and understanding sleep

Thu 26 August, 2021 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

For parents of children with additional support needs, exploring the impact of limited sleep and tips for improving sleep. Duration: 1 week Who is this online session for? This event is open to carers residing in or caring for a person in Edinburgh only. Outcomes of this online session By the end of the session carers will have: An understanding of sleep issues children with ASN experience and the impact this can have. Tips and coping strategies. Information on where…

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Not fine in school

Tue 31 August, 2021 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

Many children with ASN refuse to go to school. Come along to this workshop to share you experiences and tips for coping, just in time for a new school year. Duration: 1 week Who is this online session for? This event is open to carers residing in or caring for a person in Edinburgh only. Outcomes of this online session By the end of the session/event/course carers will have: Learn about the types of school based anxiety. Be able to…

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Self-Directed Support (Midlothian)

Tue 31 August, 2021 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am

Has your SDS budget been impacted by COVID, do you want to find out more about what your next steps should be? Join us to find out more. Duration: 1 week Who is this online session for? This event is open to carers residing or caring for a person in Midlothian only. Outcomes of this online session Learn more about SDS budgets and how they can be used. Be confident in shaping services to suit your needs. Meet other carers.…

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September 2021

Talking about loss (Face to face)

Thu 2 September, 2021 @ 10:30 am - 1:00 pm
Edinburgh Carers’ Hub, 60 Leith Walk
EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND EH6 5HB
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Carers often deal with many losses throughout their experience of caring and don’t get the opportunity or space to reflect and talk about them. In this session you will learn more about the process of loss (including bereavement) and how to find ways of accepting and navigating emotions. Duration: 1 week Who is this session for? Carers who would like to explore and come to terms with any losses they have experienced. This event is open to carers residing in…

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Introduction to caring in Edinburgh

Sat 4 September, 2021 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm

A course aimed at people new to caring, or carers new to Edinburgh, offering information on accessing support, money and welfare rights and VOCAL services. Duration: 1 week Who is this online session for? This event is open to carers residing in or caring for a person in Edinburgh only. Outcomes of this online session The session will cover the following: Sharing your caring role and information on VOCAL support and services. Introduction to some benefits that carers and the…

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Know more about your child’s gaming and gambling

Wed 8 September, 2021 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

More and more children are increasingly using gaming, gambling sites and apps, especially since lockdown. Find out how to guide your children to use these safely in this information session delivered by GamCare. This relates to everyday games and apps that many children use on their phones and tablets. Duration: 2 weeks (8th & 15th September) Who is this online session for? For carers who are just even interested in the topic and want to know more about using gaming,…

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Manual Handling (September)(Face to face)

Wed 8 September, 2021 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Edinburgh Carers’ Hub, 60 Leith Walk
EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND EH6 5HB
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Learn basic moving and handling, which will help you support others with their mobility, safely. This session will NOT include using equipment like hoists and glide sheets. Duration: 1 week Who is this session for? This event is open to carers residing in or caring for a person in Edinburgh only. Outcomes of this session By the end of the session the carer will: Have a better understanding of how to protect their back while carrying out manual handling tasks.…

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Caring for someone with dementia and managing behaviour that challenges

Thu 9 September, 2021 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Do you care for someone with dementia? Led by an experienced dementia nurse this webinar will help you understand and manage behaviour you might find distressing or hard to deal with. Duration: 1 week Who is this online session for? Carers who care for someone with dementia and who want to understand more about what triggers the behaviours we find challenging and how to lessen them or cope with them. This session is aimed at someone who has mid to…

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Working carers lunch workshop (September)

Thu 16 September, 2021 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

New for 2021…Working carers are invited to join VOCAL for a short lunchtime workshop. This time we will discuss a range of support including adult carer support plans, and emergency plans 'that can help carers more confidently balance care and employment. Duration: 1 week Who is this online session for? This event is aimed at carers who are in current full time, part time or self-employment. This event is open to carers residing in or caring for a person in…

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Stress management (September)(Face to face)

Fri 17 September, 2021 @ 10:30 am - 1:00 pm
Edinburgh Carers’ Hub, 60 Leith Walk
EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND EH6 5HB
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Learn more about stress and its impact and develop techniques to plan for and manage the symptoms of stress. Duration: 1 week Who is this session for? Carers who would like to reflect on and explore their relationship with stress. This event is open to carers residing in or caring for a person in Edinburgh only. Outcomes of this session By the end of the session, you will have: Understood what stress is and how it affects the body. Explored…

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