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February 2022

Your rights at work

Mon 21 February, 2022 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

This workshop is an opportunity to find out more about the rights people have at work. 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 at work. An opportunity to share experiences and tips with other carers. Delivered by Aga Newsome, Carer Training Officer at VOCAL. Aga has…

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Tackling loneliness

Tue 22 February, 2022 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm

This Red Cross workshop aims to give carers the opportunity to speak openly about how it might feel to be lonely or isolated, and to learn skills to help others who may be feeling the same. Who is this online session for? This event is open to carers residing in or caring for a person in Edinburgh only. For carers who are or have experienced loneliness or would like to support someone who is lonely. Outcomes of this online session…

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Introduction to Self-Directed Support (SDS) for parent carers

Thu 24 February, 2022 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 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. Who is this online session for? This event is open to carers residing in or caring for a person in Edinburgh only. Parent carers who already have Self-Directed Support or you think they should be entitled to it. Outcomes of this online session By the end of the session, we will have: What self-directed…

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Dealing with guilt (Face to face)

Thu 24 February, 2022 @ 1:00 pm - 3:30 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 guilt they experience. 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 on reducing feelings of…

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Zoom Q&A (February)

Fri 25 February, 2022 @ 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. Who is this online session for? This event is open to carers residing in or caring for a person in Edinburgh only. 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…

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March 2022

Help in the home and garden

Tue 1 March, 2022 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

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. 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…

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Changing relationships

Wed 2 March, 2022 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

This workshop helps carers understand how relationships work, what they mean to us, and how caring affects them. Who is this online session for? This event is open to carers residing in or caring for a person in Edinburgh only. Carers who would like the time to reflect on their relationships with the person they care for, family and friends. Outcomes of this online session By the end of the session we will have: Looked at relationships and how becoming…

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Moving and Handling (Face to face)

Thu 3 March, 2022 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Edinburgh Carers’ Hub, 60 Leith Walk
EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND EH6 5HB
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Learn basic moving and handling, which will help you support others with their mobility safely. This session will NOT include using equipment like hoists and glide sheets. 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 the carer will: Have a better understanding of how to protect their back while carrying out manual handling tasks. Develop techniques to…

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Stress and distress in dementia (Face to face)

Tue 8 March, 2022 @ 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 workshop will help you understand and manage behaviour you might find distressing or hard to deal with. Who is this session for? This event is open to carers residing in or caring for a person in Edinburgh only. 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…

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Working carers network meeting

Tue 8 March, 2022 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

Are you juggling work and caring responsibilities? Join us in this working carers network meeting, where you will have an opportunity to discuss the challenges that you face. Who is this online session for? This event is open to carers residing in or caring for a person in Edinburgh only. This event is aimed at carers who are in current full time, part time or self-employment. Outcomes of this online session By the end of the lunch workshop working carers…

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Introduction to caring in Edinburgh

Tue 8 March, 2022 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 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 (8th - 22nd 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 VOCAL support…

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Getting a break from caring (Face to face)

Wed 9 March, 2022 @ 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. Who is this session for? This event is open to carers residing in or caring for a person in Edinburgh only. Carers who would like to find out more about what options are available to enable them to get a break from their caring role. Outcomes of this session By the end of the session carers will have: Explored what a break from…

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Information session on Positive Psychology for parent carers

Fri 11 March, 2022 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

Come along to this session to learn about the various tools that positive psychology has to offer. 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 This session will provide an overview of positive psychology and tools to help you as a parent carer and your child improve your overall wellbeing. Delivered by Megan Copley, Carer Support Practitioner at VOCAL. Online Instructions…

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Zoom Q&A (March)

Tue 15 March, 2022 @ 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. Who is this online session for? This event is open to carers residing in or caring for a person in Edinburgh only. 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…

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Thinking about Long Term Care

Wed 23 March, 2022 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

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 (23rd - 30th March) Who is this online session for? This event is open to carers residing in or caring for a person in Edinburgh only. This event is aimed at any carers who may be considering long term care for the person they care for. Outcomes of this online session Week 1 -…

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

Thu 24 March, 2022 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

Led by VOCAL and a Clinical Psychologist from CAHMS, this short course explores behaviour that challenges and shares tips and advice for coping with this. Duration: 2 weeks (24th & 31st March) Who is this online session for? This event is open to carers from Edinburgh only. This course is designed for parents/carers of someone under 16 with additional support needs. Outcomes of this online session Week 1 - How Do We Feel About the Behaviour Unpredictable or challenging behaviour…

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Paying for care at home

Fri 25 March, 2022 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

Join this information session to find out about options for paying for care at home, including Self-Directed Support. 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, we will have: Discuss options of paying for care at home. An explanation of Self-Directed Support. Examples on how to use SDS payments. Delivered by Aga Newsome, Carer Training…

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Understanding Self-Directed Support

Mon 28 March, 2022 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 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. Who is this online session for? This event is open to carers residing in or caring for a person in Edinburgh only. Anyone who already have Self-Directed Support or you think they should be entitled to it. Outcomes of this online session By the end of the session, we will have: An explanation of…

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A guide to helpful resources for parent carers

Tue 29 March, 2022 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am

Join this session to find out about a selection of useful resources that you can tap into to help you with your caring role. 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 This session will walk you through databases for parents and children to find relevant support services. Delivered by Megan Copley, Carer Support Practitioner at VOCAL. Online Instructions This course…

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Juggling multiple care roles

Tue 29 March, 2022 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

This session explores the challenges that juggling multiple care roles brings, and the impact this has on the carer. 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, we will have: Discussed what challenges present when carrying out multiple caring roles. Explored the impact that this has on carers. Explored options for support. Meet other carers.…

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