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September 2021

Mental health legislation and rights

Thu 23 September, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

***PLEASE NOTE - THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED. PLEASE REGISTER YOUR INTEREST AND WE WILL LET YOU KNOW INFORMATION REGARDING THE NEW DATE**   Caring for someone with mental health can be challenging, this session explores the rights of people with mental health difficulties and those of their carers. 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…

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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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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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Getting a break from caring (Face to face)

Fri 29 October, 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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Caring for someone with dementia and your rights

Fri 29 October, 2021 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

This four 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 (29th October, 5th, 12th & 19th November) Who is this online session for? Carers who are caring for someone with dementia. This event is open to carers residing in or caring for a person…

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November 2021

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

Thu 4 November, 2021 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 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 (4th & 11th November) Who is this online session for? This course is designed for parents/carers of someone under 16 with additional support needs. This event is open to carers from Edinburgh and Midlothian. Outcomes of this online session Week 1 - How Do We Feel About the Behaviour Unpredictable or challenging…

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Adult Carer Support Plan (Face to face)

Wed 10 November, 2021 @ 12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Edinburgh Carers’ Hub, 60 Leith Walk
EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND EH6 5HB
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Adult carers have the right to a support plan. This workshop will explain what an adult carer support plan is and how you can prepare to create one. 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 An understanding of what an adult carer support plan is. Awareness of what needs to be in a carer support plan. Share tips and…

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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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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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Introduction to Care options

Mon 22 November, 2021 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

Choosing care for someone can often be confusing, this workshop will look at an overview of care options available. 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 this online session carers will have: An understanding of what care options are available. An opportunity to think about short term and long term care options. An…

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Remember me

Thu 25 November, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

Often caring can lead to a loss of sense of self. This workshop helps us reflect to remember who we were before caring and help us to think about how to move forward. 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 cover the following: Remember who we were before caring.…

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Care home vs Care at home

Mon 29 November, 2021 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

Choosing care for someone can often be confusing. This workshop will help you think about the different options of services available. 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 understanding of the pros and cons of choosing a care home or care at home. A chance to meet…

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