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September 2021

Benefits beyond working age

Tue 28 September, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

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 if you or the person you care for is beyond working age (65 plus). Duration: 1 week Who is this online session for? Carers who are not currently…

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October 2021

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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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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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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Introduction to buying and selling on eBay (Face to face)

Thu 28 October, 2021 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Edinburgh Carers’ Hub, 60 Leith Walk
EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND EH6 5HB
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Decluttering, moving home, emptying the home of a loved one who has passed or gone in to care, or just wanting to raise some extra cash. VOCAL’s social enterprise Treasure Tree may be able to help. Selling online with Treasure Tree via eBay harnesses the power of 183 Million eBay users and gets your preloved items to new home. Duration: 1 week Who is this session for? This event is open to carers residing in or caring for a person…

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Financial Foundations

Thu 28 October, 2021 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm

For a fresh start to your financial journey, join this workshop delivered by RBS and is designed to help you get a better understanding of your finance management. Learn about financial products, dealing with debt and keeping your money safe. Duration: 3 weeks (28th October, 4th & 11th November 1.30pm - 2.30pm) 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…

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November 2021

Energy Tariffs – Finding the Right Deal for You

Tue 2 November, 2021 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Learn more about energy saving around the home to help keep those pesky energy bills down. Understand what appliances are the most costly to run and get simple energy saving tips you can use around the home. Learn more about energy bills and other services your supplier can offer for those who need extra support. Duration: 1 week Who is this online session for? Carers who would like to save money in their own home or the home of the…

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Generating money with eBay (Face to face)

Thu 11 November, 2021 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Edinburgh Carers’ Hub, 60 Leith Walk
EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND EH6 5HB
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Figured out how the basics of how to buy and sell on eBay? Debbie from Treasure Tree will explain how VOCAL can help you to generate profit for yourself and also be able to give something back. Duration: 1 week Who is this session for? This event is open to carers residing in or caring for a person in Edinburgh only. Also: Carers who just want to know more about Treasure Tree. Carers who have things they would like to…

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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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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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