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October 2021

Introduction to buying and selling on eBay (Face to face)

Thu 28 October, 2021 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Edinburgh Carers’ Hub, 60 Leith Walk
EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND EH6 5HB
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Decluttering, moving home, emptying the home of a loved one who has passed or gone in to care, or just wanting to raise some extra cash. VOCAL’s social enterprise Treasure Tree may be able to help. Selling online with Treasure Tree via eBay harnesses the power of 183 Million eBay users and gets your preloved items to new home. Duration: 1 week Who is this session for? This event is open to carers residing in or caring for a person…

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Getting a break from caring (Face to face)

Fri 29 October, 2021 @ 10:30 am - 1:00 pm
Edinburgh Carers’ Hub, 60 Leith Walk
EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND EH6 5HB
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A workshop on options for planning a break from caring. Learn about the support and services available. Duration: 1 week Who is this session for? Carers who would like to find out more about what options are available to enable them to get a break from their caring role. 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 carers will have: Explored what…

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Caring for someone with dementia and your rights

Fri 29 October, 2021 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

This four week course delivered by Age Scotland and VOCAL will inform dementia carers on the rights they have and the support that is available to them. Carers will have the opportunity to meet other carers in a similar position and share experiences. Duration: 4 weeks (29th October, 5th, 12th & 19th November) Who is this online session for? Carers who are caring for someone with dementia. This event is open to carers residing in or caring for a person…

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November 2021

Listening Space for carers

Mon 1 November, 2021 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 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 Monday 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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Falls Prevention

Tue 2 November, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

Find out how to prevent and manage falls with advice and information from Edinburgh Community Falls Coordinators. 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 this online session carers will have: Information on how to prevent falls for the person they care for. Support and services available. Delivered by Jo Gordon and Sarah Crymble,…

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Oral Health Awareness (Face to face)

Thu 4 November, 2021 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Edinburgh Carers’ Hub, 60 Leith Walk
EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND EH6 5HB
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A clean, healthy mouth is fundamental to everybody’s quality of life – come along and learn basic oral care theory along with a practical demonstration. 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 Increased awareness of what is needed to support someone to achieve good oral health. Walk away with practical tips and suggestions. Delivered by The Oral Health Improvement…

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Caring for a child with additional support needs and coping with behaviour that challenges

Thu 4 November, 2021 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

Led by VOCAL and a Clinical Psychologist from CAHMS, this short course explores behaviour that challenges and shares tips and advice for coping with this. Duration: 2 weeks (4th & 11th November) Who is this online session for? This course is designed for parents/carers of someone under 16 with additional support needs. This event is open to carers from Edinburgh and Midlothian. Outcomes of this online session Week 1 - How Do We Feel About the Behaviour Unpredictable or challenging…

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Stress management (Face to face) – FULLY BOOKED

Fri 5 November, 2021 @ 10:30 am - 1:00 pm
Edinburgh Carers’ Hub, 60 Leith Walk
EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND EH6 5HB
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** This event is now fully booked. To join the waiting list please email carertraining@vocal.org.uk   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…

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Adult Carer Support Plan (Face to face)

Wed 10 November, 2021 @ 12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Edinburgh Carers’ Hub, 60 Leith Walk
EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND EH6 5HB
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Adult carers have the right to a support plan. This workshop will explain what an adult carer support plan is and how you can prepare to create one. 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 An understanding of what an adult carer support plan is. Awareness of what needs to be in a carer support plan. Share tips and…

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Generating money with eBay (Face to face)

Thu 11 November, 2021 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Edinburgh Carers’ Hub, 60 Leith Walk
EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND EH6 5HB
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Figured out how the basics of how to buy and sell on eBay? Debbie from Treasure Tree will explain how VOCAL can help you to generate profit for yourself and also be able to give something back. Duration: 1 week Who is this session for? This event is open to carers residing in or caring for a person in Edinburgh only. Also: Carers who just want to know more about Treasure Tree. Carers who have things they would like to…

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Getting a break from caring

Sat 13 November, 2021 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

A workshop on options for planning a break from caring. Learn about the support and services available. Duration: 1 week Who is this online session for? Carers who would like to find out more about what options are available to enable them to get a break from their caring role. 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:…

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Zoom Q & A (November)

Mon 15 November, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 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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Understanding Smart meters

Tue 16 November, 2021 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Smart meter technology is being installed across the country as part of the UK’s climate action policy.  What is a smart meter?  What are the pros and cons? Do I have to get one? Can I switch suppliers with a smart meter? How can a smart meter help everyone save energy?  Get the answers to these questions and more from an impartial energy advisor at Changeworks Affordable Warmth Services. Duration: 1 week Who is this online session for? Carers who…

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Working carers lunch workshop (November)

Thu 18 November, 2021 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

Working carers are invited to join VOCAL for a short lunchtime workshop. This time we it will be a general session and focus on setting SMART goals at work and in caring 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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New to caring in Midlothian

Fri 19 November, 2021 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

Are you new to Midlothian or new to caring? Join us to find out more about our services and how we can support you going forward in your caring role. Duration: 1 week Who is this online session for? This event is open to carers residing or caring for a person within Midlothian local authority only. Outcomes of this online session Learn more about VOCAL services. Learn more about support available. Learn about basic benefits. Find out about community support…

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Introduction to Care options

Mon 22 November, 2021 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

Choosing care for someone can often be confusing, this workshop will look at an overview of care options 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 this online session carers will have: An understanding of what care options are available. An opportunity to think about short term and long term care options. An…

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Not fine in school

Tue 23 November, 2021 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

Many children with ASN refuse to go to school. Come along to this workshop to share your experiences and tips for coping, just in time for a new school year. Duration: 2 weeks (23rd & 30th November) 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 theses online sessions carers will have: Learn about the types of school…

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Caring for someone with dementia and managing behaviour that challenges (Face to face)

Wed 24 November, 2021 @ 10:30 am - 1:00 pm
Edinburgh Carers’ Hub, 60 Leith Walk
EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND EH6 5HB
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Do you care for someone with dementia? Led by an experienced dementia nurse this session will help you understand and manage behaviour you might find distressing or hard to deal with. Duration: 1 week Who is this 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 less them or cope with them. This session is aimed at someone who has mid to late…

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Carers Rights

Thu 25 November, 2021 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

This workshop is an opportunity to find out more about the rights carers have and what they are entitled to. 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 sessions carers will have: An overview of their rights as a carer under The  Carers Act (Scotland) 2061. An opportunity to share experiences and tips…

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Easing of restrictions

Fri 26 November, 2021 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am

This session explores the impact that easing of restrictions is having on carers, with some coping strategies. 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 An opportunity to meet others and share experiences and tips. Increase awareness of the impact that easing of restrictions is having. Delivered by Aga Newsome, Carer Training Officer at VOCAL. Aga has recently…

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