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November 2021

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 will discuss a range of support including adult carer support plans, and emergency plans that can help carers more confidently balance care and employment. 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.…

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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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Care home vs Care at home

Mon 29 November, 2021 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

Choosing care for someone can often be confusing. This workshop will help you think about the different options of services 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 the session carers will have: An understanding of the pros and cons of choosing a care home or care at home. A chance to meet…

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Alcohol and me

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

Many of us overindulge 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: 2 weeks (30th November & 7th December) 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 these sessions you will: Learn more about…

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December 2021

Caring for someone with dementia and managing behaviour that challenges

Thu 2 December, 2021 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Do you care for someone with dementia? Led by an experienced dementia nurse this webinar will help you understand and manage behaviour you might find distressing or hard to deal with. Duration: 1 week Who is this online 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 lessen them or cope with them. This session is aimed at someone who has mid to…

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How to choose a Care service

Mon 6 December, 2021 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

Choosing care for someone can often be confusing this workshop will help you think about different ways to find and choose a service that is right for you. 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 understanding of what tools can be used to find appropriate services A…

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Stress Management

Tue 7 December, 2021 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Every day carers tell us how stressed they are feeling. This can be due to lots of reasons but can have a huge impact on their overall health and wellbeing. In this course, learn more about stress and its impact and develop techniques to plan for and manage the symptoms of stress. Duration: 2 weeks (7th & 14th December) Who is this online session for? Carers who would like to reflect on and explore their relationship with stress. This event…

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Emergency planning (Face to face)

Thu 9 December, 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 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 session for? 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: Explained what an Emergency Plan is and why it’s important to do one. Completed sections of the…

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