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January 2021

Peer Support for Parents & Carers (January)(Midlothian)

Wed 27 January, 2021 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 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. Outcomes of this online session This session is relaxed and friendly and an opportunity to meet with other parent carers where you can share, learn and support each other. At the…

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Learn to Zoom! (January)

Thu 28 January, 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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Alcohol and Me

Fri 29 January, 2021 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Many of us over indulge over the festive period so join us to consider why people drink, reflect on your relationship with alcohol and make a plan to help reduce your intake in the future. Duration: 1 week Who is this online session for? Carers who would like to reflect on their relationship with alcohol. 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…

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February 2021

Working carers lunch workshop – juggling work and caring

Thu 4 February, 2021 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

New for 2021… Working carers are invited to join VOCAL on their lunch break, for a short workshop. This time we will discuss the impact of trying to juggle work and 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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Improving confidence to access online resources

Tue 9 February, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

This webinar provides advice and information on how to access resources and keep in touch with others online safely. Duration: 1 week Who is this online session for? Anyone who provides unpaid care for someone else (over and above Coronavirus) who lacks confidence to use internet resources. This event is open to carers residing in or caring for a person in Edinburgh only. Outcomes of this online session This session will include: A list of safety tips and some basic…

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Learn to Zoom! (February)

Tue 16 February, 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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Thinking about Long Term Care

Thu 18 February, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

Information and advice on how long term care, such as residential care, day care or care at home, is arranged and paid for. Duration: 2 weeks (18th & 25th February) Who is this online session for? This event is aimed at any carers who may be considering long term care for the person they care for. This event is open to carers residing in or caring for a person in Edinburgh only. Outcomes of this online session Week 1- Selecting…

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An Introduction to Self Direct Support

Tue 23 February, 2021 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Self-Directed Support (SDS) is an individual’s legal right to shape & manage their own package of care. This session explains how it works in more detail. Duration: 1 week Who is this online session for? Anyone who already have Self-Directed Support or you think they should be entitled to it. 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:…

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Introduction to caring in Edinburgh

Wed 24 February, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

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: 3 weeks (24th February, 3rd & 10th March) 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 Over the three weeks we will cover the following: Week 1 – Sharing your caring role and information on…

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Peer Support for Parents & Carers (February)(Midlothian)

Wed 24 February, 2021 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 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. Outcomes of this online session This session is relaxed and friendly and an opportunity to meet with other parent carers where you can share, learn and support each other. At the…

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March 2021

Stress Management (2 weeks)

Fri 5 March, 2021 @ 10:30 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 (5th & 12th March) 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 (On zoom)

Fri 19 March, 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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Learn to Zoom! (March)

Wed 24 March, 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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Peer Support for Parents & Carers (March)(Midlothian)

Wed 31 March, 2021 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 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. Outcomes of this online session This session is relaxed and friendly and an opportunity to meet with other parent carers where you can share, learn and support each other. At the…

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April 2021

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

Thu 29 April, 2021 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

Please note the online session that was due to be held on the 14th & 21st January has been postponed. The new dates are 29th April & 6th May. Led by VOCAL, and a Clinical Psychologist from CAHMS, this session explores behaviour that challenges and shares tips and advice for coping with this. Duration: 2 weeks (29th April & 6th May) Who is this online session for? This course is designed for parents/carers of someone under 16 with additional support…

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