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October 2021

Zoom Q & A (October)

Tue 5 October, 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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Introduction to managing another person’s affairs

Wed 6 October, 2021 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm

Do you look after someone else's affairs? Join us for this one off seminar during Challenge Poverty Week. Includes a range of topics and speakers. Duration: 1 week Who is this online session for? This event is open to carers residing in or caring for a person in Edinburgh and Midlothian. This event is also open to professionals. If you are a professional please do not book here, please book via Eventbrite https://www.eventbrite.com/e/introduction-to-managing-another-persons-affairs-registration-168746293707 Outcomes of this online session By the…

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Use of Naloxone in overdose situations (Face to face)

Wed 6 October, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Edinburgh Carers’ Hub, 60 Leith Walk
EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND EH6 5HB
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This session has now been cancelled. Pick up a free Naloxone kit and be trained to use it in an emergency overdose situation. Naloxone is a drug that can temporarily reverse the effects of opioids, such as heroin, methadone, opium, codeine, morphine and buprenorphine. Duration: 1 week Who is this session for? This event is open to carers from Edinburgh only. Outcomes of this session For people to be aware of the drugs implicated in overdoses, what an overdose looks…

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An introduction to making my voice heard

Mon 11 October, 2021 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Edinburgh Carers’ Hub, 60 Leith Walk
EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND EH6 5HB
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Delivered as part of Thrive Fest, this interactive session aims to build on the knowledge and skills carers already have to increase your confidence to self-advocate or participate in formal meetings and assessments or get involved in consultations on an equal footing with professionals. 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 The session will cover: What we mean when we talk about…

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Using digital resources to improve wellbeing

Mon 11 October, 2021 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm

In an increasingly digital era, find out what resources are available online to support your mental and physical wellbeing. 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 introduction to different ways that digital resources can help with emotional and physical wellbeing. A list of Support and services to…

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Dealing with guilt

Wed 13 October, 2021 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

This session will help carers to explore the meaning and purpose of the feeling of guilt and manage guilt they experience. 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 we will have explored: The definition and purpose of guilt. The reasons why carers feel guilt and how it affects them. Tips and…

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Understanding why I feel guilt (Face to face)

Fri 15 October, 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 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 on…

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Benefits Q&A (Face to face)

Tue 19 October, 2021 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Edinburgh Carers’ Hub, 60 Leith Walk
EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND EH6 5HB
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Many carers find themselves in the positioning of having to access benefits for themselves or the person they care for. Navigating the welfare system can be confusing so come along to this session led by the Money Matters team at VOCAL to ask specific questions about benefits and find out what’s available. Duration: 1 week Who is this session for? Carers who are not currently accessing benefits but would like to know more information about what they or the person…

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Preparing for winter (postponed)

Fri 22 October, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

**This course will be rescheduled, for more information please contact carertraining@vocal.org.uk** Find out about support and services available to you and the person you care for in winter. 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 the following topics will be covered: Taking care of your health and wellbeing in the winter…

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Introduction to caring in Edinburgh

Mon 25 October, 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 (25th October, 1st & 8th 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 Over the three weeks we will cover the following: Week 1 – Sharing your caring role and information on…

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