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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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Craft workshop for parent carers and their children

Tue 19 October, 2021 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Stuck for something to do with the children in the October holidays……Join us for this special online workshop. Your family will be guided to produce a craft. All materials and instructions are provided and available to pick up from Edinburgh Carers’ Hub, 60 Leith Walk prior to the event or will be sent out to you. Duration: 1 week Who is this online session for? Carers who have a child with additional support needs, other children in the family are…

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November 2021

Falls Prevention

Tue 2 November, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

Find out how to prevent and manage falls with advice and information from Edinburgh Community Falls Coordinators. 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: Information on how to prevent falls for the person they care for. Support and services available. Delivered by Jo Gordon and Sarah Crymble,…

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Basic first aid for carers

Wed 3 November, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Many carers are supporting someone who has an increased risk of minor injury or accident. We hope not to need to use our first aid skills but if someone needs us we would like to know what to do. Duration: 1 week Who is this online session for? Carers who would like to understand what to do in the event of an accident or injury in the home. This event is open to carers residing in or caring for a…

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Oral Health Awareness (Face to face)

Thu 4 November, 2021 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Edinburgh Carers’ Hub, 60 Leith Walk
EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND EH6 5HB
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A clean, healthy mouth is fundamental to everybody’s quality of life – come along and learn basic oral care theory along with a practical demonstration. 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 Increased awareness of what is needed to support someone to achieve good oral health. Walk away with practical tips and suggestions. Delivered by The Oral Health Improvement…

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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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Stress management (Face to face)

Fri 5 November, 2021 @ 10:30 am - 1:00 pm
Edinburgh Carers’ Hub, 60 Leith Walk
EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND EH6 5HB
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Learn more about stress and its impact and develop techniques to plan for and manage the symptoms of stress. Duration: 1 week Who is this session for? Carers who would like to reflect on and explore their relationship with stress. 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, you will have: Understood what stress is and how it affects the body. Explored…

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Nutrition

Tue 9 November, 2021 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

An introduction to the key concepts of good nutrition for you and the person you care for. 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 attending this nutrition online session, carers will: Be able to recognise their own nutrition habits. Understand what to look for, to be able to make positive nutrition choices. Delivered by Aga Newsome,…

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Self-Harm awareness session

Mon 15 November, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

This workshop helps you debunk self-harm myths and defines self-harm, understanding why people self-harm. It will also explore how people can recover from self-harm and give tools and tips for how to support someone who self-harms. Duration: 1 week Who is this online session for? Carers who are supporting someone who is self-harming or would like more information on self-harm. Outcomes of this online session By the end of the session you will have: An increased understanding of difficulties that…

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Zoom Q & A (November)

Mon 15 November, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 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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Caring for someone with dementia and managing behaviour that challenges (Face to face)

Wed 24 November, 2021 @ 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 session will help you understand and manage behaviour you might find distressing or hard to deal with. Duration: 1 week Who is this session for? Carers who care for someone with dementia and who want to understand more about what triggers the behaviours we find challenging and how to less them or cope with them. This session is aimed at someone who has mid to late…

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