Getting the right support Events

Stress and distress in dementia

Online

This event is open to carers residing in or caring for a person in Edinburgh only. Led by an experienced dementia nurse, this session will help you understand and manage behaviour you might find distressing, or hard to deal with. Instructions for joining the event This event will be delivered ONLINE. Details of how to... Read More

Basic First Aid for carers

Online

A practical introductory session, led by a Red Cross professional, covering commonly used first aid techniques. No previous experience needed. This event is open to carers residing in or caring for a person in Edinburgh only. Instructions for joining the event This event will be delivered ONLINE. Details of how to join the event will... Read More

Coping with change

Edinburgh Carers' Hub 60 Leith Walk, EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND

This event is open to carers residing in or caring for a person in Edinburgh only. This session explores what has changed in your life since caring, the process we go through when things change, and how to cope with these changes in this challenging time. Objectives By attending the event carers will; Reflect on... Read More

Boundaries

Online

This event is open to carers residing in or caring for a person in Edinburgh only Join this workshop to explore the role of boundaries in our life, and look at ways of setting healthy boundaries for yourself. This session is delivered by Health in Mind. Objectives Carers will: Explore what boundaries do for them... Read More

Diet and nutrition

Online

This event is open to carers residing in or caring for a person in Edinburgh only. An introduction to the key concepts of good nutrition for you, and the person you care for. Objectives By attending the Nutrition course, carers will: Be able to recognise their own nutrition habits Understand what to look for, to... Read More

Carers’ rights

Online

This event is open to carers residing in or caring for a person in Edinburgh only. Join VOCAL to find out more about the rights carers have, and what they are entitled to. Objectives By the end of the sessions carers will have; An overview of their rights as a carer under the Carers Act (Scotland)... Read More

Basic benefits

Online

This event is open to carers residing in or caring for a person in Edinburgh only. Information about welfare benefits available to carers, and the people they care for. Objectives The session will cover; An outline of the benefits applicable to carers An outline of some of the benefits that may be relevant to the... Read More

Help in the home and garden

Online

This event is open to carers residing in or caring for a person in Edinburgh only. Learn about the support available to help you manage your own, or someone else’s home and/or garden. Objectives By the end of the session carers will have: Explored what tasks they are juggling in the home and garden and... Read More

Understanding your finances

Online

This event is open to carers residing in or caring for a person in Edinburgh only. For a better understanding of your finances, join this workshop delivered by RBS. Learn about financial products, dealing with debt, and keeping your money safe. Delivered by John Blair, RBS Instructions for joining the event This event will be... Read More

How to choose a care service

Online

This event is open to carers residing in or caring for a person in Edinburgh only. This workshop will help you think about what needs to be considered when choosing a care service. Objectives By attending the event carers will; Understanding of what tools can be used to find appropriate services Have a chance to... Read More

Understanding Self-Directed Support (SDS)

Online

This event is open to carers residing in or caring for a person in Edinburgh only. Self-Directed Support (SDS) is an individual’s legal right to shape and manage their own package of care. This session explains how it works in more detail. Objectives By attending the event carers will have; An explanation of Self-Directed Support,... Read More

Coping with change

Online

This event is open to carers residing in or caring for a person in Edinburgh only. This session explores what has changed in your life since caring, the process we go through when things change, and how to cope with these changes in this challenging time. Duration 2 Sessions, Wed 22 June - Wed 29... Read More

Understanding dementia

Online

This event is open to carers residing in or caring for a person in Edinburgh only. Led by an experienced dementia nurse, this session is aimed at carers supporting someone in the early or mid-stages of dementia. Objectives The following topics will be covered in the session - What dementia is An explanation of the... Read More

A break from caring

Online

A workshop exploring how to plan for a brak from caring and accessing funds ad opportunities. You will also learn about the support and servcies available for replacement care.

Zoom Q&A

Online

This event is open to carers residing in or caring for a person in Edinburgh only. About the event: Drop into this session to increase your confidence in using Zoom. VOCAL delivers some of its online training programme via Zoom so coming to the session will let you fully access our other courses. This session... Read More

Dealing with guilt

Edinburgh Carers' Hub 60 Leith Walk, EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND

This event is open to carers residing in or caring for a person in Edinburgh only. Helping carers to explore the meaning and purpose of the feeling of guilt, and manage any guilt they experience. Objectives By attending the event carers will have explored; The definition and purpose of guilt The reasons why carers feel... Read More