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September 2020

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

Wed 30 September, 2020 @ 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. 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 around support. Find…

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October 2020

Learn how to Zoom! (October)

Tue 6 October, 2020 @ 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. Outcomes of this online session This session is flexed to meet the needs of those…

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Communicating online and over the phone

Thu 8 October, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, many of our face to face interactions have gone online or over the phone. Learn about how this can impact communication and how best to speak up for yourself and the person you care for over the phone or online. Duration: 1 week Who is this online session for? Any carer who would like to learn more about how we communicate including simple, practical tips to communicate clearly and confidently online or over the phone.…

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Supporting someone to make decisions

Fri 16 October, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

A session to look at formal methods of supporting someone who is unable to or has difficulty making decisions themselves, including Power of Attorney and Guardianship. Duration: 1 week Who is this online session for? Carers of adults who are supporting someone who struggles with decisions making perhaps due to learning disability, brain injury, stroke or dementia. Outcomes of this online session Explore the reasons behind supporting someone else with their decision-making. Discuss the process of Power of Attorney. Discuss…

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Peer Support for parent & carers (Midlothian)(October)

Wed 28 October, 2020 @ 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. 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 around support. Find…

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November 2020

Learn how to Zoom! (November)

Thu 12 November, 2020 @ 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. Outcomes of this online session This session is flexed to meet the needs of those…

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Peer Support for parent & carers (Midlothian)(November)

Wed 25 November, 2020 @ 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. 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 around support. Find…

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December 2020

Learn how to Zoom! (December)

Tue 1 December, 2020 @ 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. Outcomes of this online session This session is flexed to meet the needs of those…

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Emergency Planning

Thu 3 December, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

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 afterwards. Outcomes of this online session Explain what an Emergency Plan is and why its important to do one. Complete sections of the…

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