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May 2021

Caring for someone with dementia and your rights

Fri 7 May, 2021 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

This 4 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 (7th, 14th, 21st & 28th May) Who is this online session for? This event is open to carers residing in or caring for a person in Edinburgh only. Carers caring for someone with dementia.…

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Wellbeing workshops for carers (May)

Fri 7 May, 2021 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Would you like to explore ways to improve your wellbeing in a safe, supportive space with other carers? Come along to all or one of the 5 wellbeing workshops delivered by Paulina from health in Mind. Duration: 5 weeks (7th, 14th, 21st, 28th May & 4th June) 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 Workshop 1 – Breathing Workshop 2…

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Listening Space for carers

Tue 11 May, 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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Debt and Budgeting

Tue 11 May, 2021 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

An information session offering sensitive advice on how to manage debt and budget effectively, led by an experienced practitioner who works for a debt advice service in Edinburgh. Duration: 1 week Who is this online session for? Carers who would like help and advice with budgeting and debt for themselves or the person they care for. Outcomes of this online session. By the end of the session you will have an increased understanding of debt and budgeting and the services…

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Mindfulness (Midlothian)

Tue 11 May, 2021 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Alison Hughes will facilitate this course – join her to learn more about Mindfulness based living. Duration: Intro - 1 week, Course - 8 weeks & Follow up session - 1 week. Who is this online session for? Unpaid carers who live and/or care for someone in Midlothian local authority area (i.e. Midlothian Council). Weekly Breakdown We are all busy in our lives and many of us are looking for ways in which to cope with anxiety, stress and pain…

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‘Cuppa & Chat’ for Carers

Wed 12 May, 2021 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

A space to have a cup of tea and a chat with members of the Eric Liddell’s Care Team on Zoom, along with a weekly activity, quiz or talk. Duration: 5 weeks (12th,19th & 26th May also 2nd & 9th June Who is this online session for? This event is open to carers from Edinburgh and Midlothian. Outcomes of this online session Providing a consistent space for carers to speak with a member of staff, and engage in an activity.…

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Stress Management (May)

Sat 15 May, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

Learn more about stress and its impact and develop techniques to plan for and manage the symptoms of stress. Duration: 2 weeks (15th & 22nd May) Who is this online session for? Carers who would like to reflect on and explore their relationship with stress. Outcomes of this online session By the end of the session, you will have: Understood what stress is and how it affects the body. Explored what causes you stress. Discussed the impact of stress on…

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Changing Relationships (19th May)

Wed 19 May, 2021 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

This workshop helps carers understand how relationships work, what they mean to us, and how caring affects them. Duration: 1 week Who is this online session for? Carers who would like the time to reflect on their relationships with the person they care for, family and friends. 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 we will have: Looked at relationships…

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Carer Engagement Event – Care and support at home (19th May)

Wed 19 May, 2021 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Does the person you care for receive care and support at home from external agencies. Edinburgh Health and Social Care Partnership want to hear the experiences of carers. The Edinburgh Health and Social Care Partnership support people who need help to live in their own home, we would like to invite you to come and share your experiences with us and help us to design the best support for the citizens of Edinburgh in the future. Duration: 1 week Who…

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Carer Engagement Event – Care and support at home (20th May)

Thu 20 May, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

Does the person you care for receive care and support at home from external agencies. Edinburgh Health and Social Care Partnership want to hear the experiences of carers. The Edinburgh Health and Social Care Partnership support people who need help to live in their own home, we would like to invite you to come and share your experiences with us and help us to design the best support for the citizens of Edinburgh in the future. Duration: 1 week Who…

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Working carers lunch – Knowing your employment rights (May)

Thu 20 May, 2021 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

Working carers are invited to join VOCAL for a short lunch time workshop. This session is a chance to come together to share ideas about how carers can balance employment and caring. This month’s session will focus on employment rights for carers. 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…

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Using digital resources to improve wellbeing

Tue 25 May, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

In an increasingly digital era, find out what resources are available online to support your mental and physical wellbeing. 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 introduction to different therapeutic approaches including counselling, coaching, individual and group support and alternative therapies. A list of Support and services…

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Learn to Zoom (May)

Wed 26 May, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

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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Emergency planning

Wed 26 May, 2021 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

A workshop on options for planning for an emergency. You will be supported to write a personalised Emergency Plan, which is important now more than ever. Duration: 1 week Who is this online session for? This course is for anyone caring for someone with concerns about what would happen in an emergency during the COVID-19 pandemic and after. 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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Peer Support for parent & carers (May)(Midlothian)

Wed 26 May, 2021 @ 7:15 pm - 8:30 pm

VOCAL Midlothian and The Lothian Centre for Inclusive Living (LCiL) jointly host the group for parents and carers of disabled children and young people living in Midlothian. Duration: 1 week Who is this online session for? Parents and carers of disabled children and young people with additional support needs, who live/care within Midlothian local authority area i.e. Midlothian Council. Weekly Breakdown These sessions are relaxed and friendly and are an opportunity to meet with other parent carers where you can…

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June 2021

Domestic Abuse Information session

Tue 1 June, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm

Are you worried about the safety and wellbeing of someone? What can you do if you suspect someone is a victim of domestic abuse, without making it worse? This session will help you understand more about domestic abuse and how to support someone you think may be in this situation. Duration: 1 week Who is this online session for? Carers who are worried about the safety and wellbeing of someone who is experiencing domestic abuse or would like more information…

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Wellbeing workshops for carers (June)

Wed 2 June, 2021 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Would you like to explore ways to improve your wellbeing in a safe, supportive space with other carers? Come along to all or one of the 5 wellbeing workshops delivered by Paulina from health in Mind. Duration: 5 weeks (2nd, 9th June, 16th June, 23rd June & 30th June ) 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 Workshop 1 –…

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Getting a break from caring

Thu 3 June, 2021 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

A workshop on options for planning a break from caring. Learn about the support and services available. Duration: 2 weeks (3rd & 10th June) 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…

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Caring for someone with a progressive neurological condition

Fri 4 June, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

This course is aimed at carers caring from someone with MS, Parkinsons, MND or other neurological conditions. Join the course to find out more about caring for someone with these conditions. Duration: 3 weeks (4th, 11th & 18th June) 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 course will cover the following: Week 1 – Impact of caring for someone…

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Mindful Spring (June)

Mon 7 June, 2021 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

As Spring approaches join Paulina from Health in Mind for this six week Mindful Spring course. Learn tools to feel more grounded and relaxed. Duration: 6 weeks (7th, 14th, 21st & 28th June, 5th & 12th July) 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: Share their feelings. Meet other carers who are…

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