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December 2020

Emergency Planning

Thu 3 December, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

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 afterwards. Outcomes of this online session Explain what an Emergency Plan is and why its important to do one. Complete sections of the…

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Self Directed Support (SDS) – Next Steps for Parents and Carers

Tue 8 December, 2020 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

This workshop is for parents and carers of disabled children and children with additional support needs who have an SDS package. 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 Share ideas and solutions with other parent carers. Learn what your Self Directed Support rights and responsibilities are. Find out what to do and where to go when support…

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Reflection session – telling your story

Tue 8 December, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Take time to reflect with other carers on how this will be a pivotal moment in history. Think about how the lasting effects COVID-19 (and the social changes that will come from it) will change us. Life might never be the same again. How do we share that story, learn from it and let it shape who we are? Duration: 1 week Who is this online session for? Carers who would like to take the time out of their caring…

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Festive Craft workshop

Wed 9 December, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Join us for this special online festive workshop. You will be guided to produce a festive themed craft. All materials and instructions are provided and sent out to your home prior to the session. Duration: 1 week Who is this online session for? Carers who have an interest in crafts and would like to meet other carers. No previous experience or skills are required. Outcomes of this online session Find time for yourself in the lead up to the festive…

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‘Everything you know about addiction is wrong’ Video and Discussion Group

Wed 9 December, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Watch a short TED talk on understanding addiction and take part in a facilitated discussion. Duration: 1 week Who is this online session for? For people affected by another’s drug or alcohol use. Outcomes of this online session Learn about a new way of thinking about addiction based on the idea of people’s need for bonding and connection. After watching a short video we will conduct a facilitated discussion to consider how the ideas in the video relates to your…

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Skill Share – Festive Craft Group (Midlothian)(December)

Thu 10 December, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Join us for this special online festive workshop. You will be guided to produce a festive themed craft. All materials and instructions are provided and sent out to your home prior to the session. Duration: 1 week Who is this online session for? Midlothian carers who have an interest in crafts and would like to meet other carers. No previous experience or skills are required. Weekly Breakdown Find time for yourself in the lead up to the festive season. Our…

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Surviving the festive period as a carer (11th December)

Fri 11 December, 2020 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Edinburgh Carers’ Hub, 60 Leith Walk
EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND EH6 5HB
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The festive time can be difficult for carers. Share experiences and find out what support and services are available during this period. Duration: 1 week Who is this session for? Any carer who would like to reflect on the festive period and the changes that have happened since caring and some of the changes that may need to be made. Outcomes of this session Explore your feelings/emotions as we head into the festive period. Discuss how this impacts on you…

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Light up your winter – Coffee Morning & Relaxation Workshop (Midlothian)

Wed 16 December, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Connecting with others has never been so important; join us for our online coffee morning. Duration: 1 week Who is this online session for? Unpaid carers who live or care for someone in Midlothian. Weekly Breakdown Join other carers and VOCAL staff to discuss the challenges of the festive period and strategies for brightening up those winter months and keeping well this winter. This online workshop, with complimentary tea/coffee, scones and cake will also provide some useful techniques for relaxing…

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Surviving the festive period as a carer (16th December)

Wed 16 December, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

The festive time can be difficult for carers. Share experiences and find out what support and services are available during this period. Duration: 1 week Who is this online session for? Any carer who would like to reflect on the festive period and the changes that have happened since caring and some of the changes that may need to be made. Outcomes of this online session Explore your feelings/emotions as we head into the festive period. Discuss how this impacts…

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