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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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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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Caring for a child with learning difficulties

Wed 9 June, 2021 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am

Mindroom and VOCAL present this course for parent carers, to learn about the conditions and meet other carers. Duration: 4 weeks (9th, 16th, 23rd & 30th June) Who is this online session for? Parent carers who are caring for a child with learning difficulties. Mindroom define a learning difficulty as any learning or emotional problem that affects, or substantially affects a person’s ability to learn, get along with others and follow convention. This event is open to carers residing or…

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Introduction to caring in Edinburgh

Wed 9 June, 2021 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

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 (9th, 16th & 23rd 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 Over the three weeks we will cover the following: Week 1 – Sharing your caring role and information on VOCAL…

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Getting a break from caring (Face to face)

Fri 11 June, 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 a break from caring. Learn about the support and services available. Duration: 1 week Who is this 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 session By the end of the session carers will have: Explored what…

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Learn to Zoom (June)

Mon 14 June, 2021 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 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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Basic Benefits

Tue 15 June, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

Information about benefits available to carers and the people they care for, as well as information on some of the changes to benefits due to COVD-19. Duration: 1 week Who is this online session for? Carers who are not currently accessing benefits but would like to know more information about what they or the person they care for could be entitled to and for carers who think there might be a change in the benefits they or the person they…

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Working carers lunch – Championing carers in the workplace (June)

Thu 17 June, 2021 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

Working carers are invited to join VOCAL for a short lunchtime workshop. This session is a chance to come together to share ideas about how carers can balance employment and caring. This month’s discussion will focus on how carers can champion carers in the workplace. We will discuss organisational carers networks and share ideas around helping to create a positive workplace culture for carers. Duration: 1 week Who is this online session for? This event is aimed at carers who…

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Dealing with guilt (Face to face)

Tue 22 June, 2021 @ 10:30 am - 1:00 pm
Edinburgh Carers’ Hub, 60 Leith Walk
EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND EH6 5HB
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This session will help carers to explore the meaning and purpose of the feeling of guilt and manage the guilt they experience. 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 course we will have explored: The definition and purpose of guilt. The reasons why carers feel guilt and how it affects them. Tips and ideas…

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Help in the home and garden

Thu 24 June, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

Caring can be challenging and time consuming and often we find some day to day tasks we run out of time for or we are no longer able to complete. Many carers are juggling more than one home and garden which can make things particularly difficult. 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…

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Emergency planning (Face to face)

Fri 25 June, 2021 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 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: Learnt what an Emergency Plan is and why it’s important to do one. Completed sections of the…

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Supporting someone to make decisions

Tue 29 June, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

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 (June)(Midlothian)

Wed 30 June, 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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