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August 2019

Introduction to caring and support

Wed 14 August, 2019 @ 10:30 am - 3:00 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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Your Support Your Choice

Thu 15 August, 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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Are you worried about leaving someone alone?

Mon 19 August, 2019 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Edinburgh Carers’ Hub, 60 Leith Walk
EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND EH6 5HB
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Many carers find it difficult to even get a small break from caring as they find it difficult to leave the person they support alone due to concerns for their safety. Duration: 1 week Who is this course for? This course will be particularly helpful for carers who are supporting someone who has a cognitive impairment e.g. dementia, brain injury, a stroke, learning disability or autism. Weekly Breakdown Edinburgh Council’s Telecare Team has a range of equipment and gadgets to…

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Smart House visit

Wed 21 August, 2019 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Smart House, 62 Longstone Street
EDINBURGH, EH14 2DA United Kingdom
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Technology can make life easier for people with mobility, memory, or learning issues and their carers. Duration: 1 week Who is this course for? Any carer but it might be of particular interest to those who are supporting someone with dementia, a child with additional needs, learning disability, mobility problems or a stroke. Weekly Breakdown Smart home technology that supports safe and independent living. Come and try technology such as: Voice-assisted home controls Computer access Digital devices (mobile phones, tablets)…

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Peer Support for parents & carers (Midlothian)(August)

Thu 22 August, 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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Planning for emergencies: Fire Safety

Mon 26 August, 2019 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Edinburgh Carers’ Hub, 60 Leith Walk
EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND EH6 5HB
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In caring roles there is often a risk of something unexpected and urgent happening – an emergency. How would we or others respond? Duration: 1 week Who is this course for? Anyone in a caring role who wants to learn more about the role of the Scottish Fire Service in emergencies and in supporting carers and people with health difficulties. Weekly Breakdown Information about when to call the Fire Service how the teams would respond to different situations and what…

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September 2019

Planning for Emergencies: Support from The Ambulance Service

Mon 2 September, 2019 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Edinburgh Carers’ Hub, 60 Leith Walk
EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND EH6 5HB
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In caring roles there is often a risk of something unexpected and urgent happening – an emergency. How would we or others respond? Duration: 1 week Who is this course for? Anyone in a caring role who wants to learn more about the role of the Scottish ambulance service in emergencies. Weekly Breakdown Information about when to call an ambulance, how the teams would respond to different situations, and what you can do now and at the time to make…

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Self Advocacy and Communication

Thu 12 September, 2019 @ 10:30 am - 1:00 pm
Edinburgh Carers’ Hub, 60 Leith Walk
EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND EH6 5HB
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As a carer we can sometimes struggle to make ourselves heard to professionals or family members which can both be frustrating and make it difficult to move forward as we would like. Duration: 2 weeks (12th & 19th September) Who is this course for? This course is for anyone who would like to improve their communication skills. Weekly Breakdown We will explore how we communicate, why we communicate, barriers to effective communication and how to overcome them. What carers will…

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Peer Support for parents & carers (Midlothian)(September)

Mon 23 September, 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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