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May 2021

Caring for someone with dementia and your rights

Fri 7 May, 2021 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

This 4 week course delivered by Age Scotland and VOCAL will inform dementia carers on the rights they have and the support that is available to them. Carers will have the opportunity to meet other carers in a similar position and share experiences. Duration: 4 weeks (7th, 14th, 21st & 28th May) Who is this online session for? This event is open to carers residing in or caring for a person in Edinburgh only. Carers caring for someone with dementia.…

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Bank accounts

Tue 11 May, 2021 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am

This session from Money Advice Scotland, an overview of bank accounts available, the pros and cons of each. Duration: 1 week Who is this online session for? This event is open to carers residing in or caring for a person in Edinburgh. The event is being run in conjunction with Carers of East Lothian so there will be some carers from East Lothian in attendance. Outcomes of this online session An overview of the type of bank accounts available, what…

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Fraud, Scams and Financial wellbeing

Mon 17 May, 2021 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

This session from Royal Bank of Scotland focuses on understanding how you can protect yourself and your family against fraud and scams and how to manage financial 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 This presentation touches on both fraud and financial wellbeing, the session focuses on understanding how you can protect yourself, the person you…

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Emergency planning

Wed 26 May, 2021 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

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 online session for? This course is for anyone caring for someone with concerns about what would happen in an emergency during the COVID-19 pandemic and after. 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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June 2021

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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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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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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