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September 2019

Caring for someone with a lung condition (Midlothian)

Thu 19 September, 2019 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
VOCAL Midlothian Carer Centre, 30/1 Hardengreen Estate, Dalhousie Road
DALKEITH, Midlothian EH22 3NX United Kingdom
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Specifically designed to meet the needs of carers of people with a lung condition such as COPD. Duration: 1 week Who is this course for? Carers supporting someone who have a lung condition. Weekly Breakdown Representatives from NHS Lothian will provide useful and practical information for carers supporting someone with a lung condition. Information will be given on understanding the lungs, common symptoms and how to manage them and also useful information from a psychologist and dietician. What carers will…

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Peer Support for parents & carers (Midlothian)(September)

Mon 23 September, 2019 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am
VOCAL Midlothian Carer Centre, 30/1 Hardengreen Estate, Dalhousie Road
DALKEITH, Midlothian EH22 3NX United Kingdom
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VOCAL Midlothian and The Lothian Centre for Inclusive Living (LCIL) are jointly hosting a group for parents and carers of disabled children and young people living in Midlothian. Duration: 1 week Who is this course for? Parents and carers of disabled children and young people with additional support needs living in Midlothian. Weekly Breakdown At the meeting you will: Have the opportunity to share experiences, suggest future topics and guest speakers. Meet other parents and carers. Explore ideas and opportunities…

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Making an Emergency Plan

Mon 23 September, 2019 @ 10:30 am - 1:00 pm
Edinburgh Carers’ Hub, 60 Leith Walk
EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND EH6 5HB
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This course addresses carers concerns about what would happen in an emergency situation and provides space and resources for practical action planning. Duration: 1 week Who is this course for? This course is for anyone caring for someone with concerns about what would happen in an emergency. Weekly Breakdown The tutor will lead the group through a series of exercises to help them reflect on their situation, possible challenges and solutions and create a personal emergency plan. What carers will…

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Conversation Cafe: (Gilmerton) (September)

Tue 24 September, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Morrisons, Gilmerton Road
EDINBURGH, EH17 7JH United Kingdom
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carer conversation cafes

So often carers can feel left out of the conversation as their experiences and situation can set them apart from others. VOCAL aims to allow carers to join in and be part of the conversation. Duration: 1 week Who is this conversation cafe for? Carers who would like to come together with other carers for coffee and discussion. Weekly Breakdown Each meeting has a different theme allowing carers to discuss and share a range of topics. What carers will get…

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Conversation Cafe: (South Queensferry) (September)

Tue 24 September, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
The Little Bakery, 6 - 7 High Street
SOUTH QUEENSFERRY, EH30 9PP United Kingdom
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carer conversation cafes

So often carers can feel left out of the conversation as their experiences and situation can set them apart from others. VOCAL aims to allow carers to join in and be part of the conversation. Duration: 1 week Who is this conversation cafe for? Carers who would like to come together with other carers for coffee and discussion. Weekly Breakdown Each meeting has a different theme allowing carers to discuss and share a range of topics. What carers will get…

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Living and Dying well

Tue 24 September, 2019 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Edinburgh Carers’ Hub, 60 Leith Walk
EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND EH6 5HB
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Losing a loved one is difficult but it is a reality that many carers, family members and friends will eventually face. Whether death is expected or sudden there will be lots to deal with. This short course helps carers to prepare for some of the decisions and arrangements they will have to make. Carers attending the course will build a personalised file to refer to when someone dies. Duration: 4 weeks (24th September - 15th October) Who is this course…

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An audience with People in long-term Recovery – Everything you wanted to know about recovery but were too afraid to ask?

Tue 24 September, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Edinburgh Carers’ Hub, 60 Leith Walk
EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND EH6 5HB
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Do you have questions about recovery but feel too afraid to ask? Duration: 1 week Who is this course for? Carers caring for someone in long term recovery from drug and alcohol problems. Weekly Breakdown This one-off event offers an opportunity for family members to spend some time with people who have successfully managed to recover from their addiction/problem with drugs and alcohol. You will hear each speaker’s own unique story and experience of recovery and what worked for them.…

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Caring for someone who has had a stroke

Wed 25 September, 2019 @ 10:30 am - 1:00 pm
Edinburgh Carers’ Hub, 60 Leith Walk
EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND EH6 5HB
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Becoming a carer can be a sharp learning curve for many of us. We can find ourselves in the position where we want/need to learn about lots of new things. This course helps carers answer some key questions. Duration: 1 week Who is this course for? This course is ideal for carers who are supporting someone who has had a stroke. Weekly Breakdown This course will provide information about strokes, treatment, communication and mobility what you may expect in the…

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Changing Relationships (The Haven)

Thu 26 September, 2019 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
The Haven, 25B Burgess Road
South Queensferry, EH30 9JA United Kingdom
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Many carers talk to us about the fact that many of their relationships have changed since they began caring. Duration: 1 week Who is this course for? Carers who would like to think about their relationships with the person they care for, family and friends. Weekly Breakdown Caring can impact on all our relationships; perhaps how we interact with the person we are supporting has changed, or there are changes in the way we spend time with family and friends.…

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Mental Health Legislation & Rights

Mon 30 September, 2019 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Edinburgh Carers’ Hub, 60 Leith Walk
EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND EH6 5HB
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Caring for someone with mental health difficulties can mean learning a whole new set of language, law and rights. This seminar aims to explain some of the terms, processes and law. Duration: 1 week Who is this course for? Carers supporting someone with a mental health difficulty. Weekly Breakdown Join us to learn more about the relevant law, your rights, those of the person you care for and role of the hospital, police, social work and others. What carers will…

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October 2019

Are you worried about leaving someone alone?

Tue 1 October, 2019 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Edinburgh Carers’ Hub, 60 Leith Walk
EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND EH6 5HB
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Many carers find it difficult to even get a small break from caring as they find it difficult to leave the person they support alone due to concerns for their safety. Duration: 1 week Who is this course for? This course will be particularly helpful for carers who are supporting someone who has a cognitive impairment e.g. dementia, brain injury, a stroke, learning disability or autism. Weekly Breakdown Edinburgh Council’s Telecare Team has a range of equipment and gadgets to…

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Understanding Dementia

Wed 2 October, 2019 @ 10:30 am - 1:00 pm
Edinburgh Carers’ Hub, 60 Leith Walk
EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND EH6 5HB
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This course provides information from nurses in week one about what dementia is, treatments and coping strategies. A VOCAL trainer takes the group through the rest of the course talking about practical aspects such as money matters and accessing support and also looking at how caring affects you and the relationships you have. Duration: 5 weeks (2nd - 30th October) Who is this course for? This course is tailored specifically to carers supporting someone with moderate dementia. Weekly Breakdown Week…

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Carer Mindfulness Group (2nd Oct)(Midlothian)

Wed 2 October, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
VOCAL Midlothian Carer Centre, 30/1 Hardengreen Estate, Dalhousie Road
DALKEITH, Midlothian EH22 3NX United Kingdom
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Many people use mindfulness to help them lead a calmer and less stressed life and to help improve their sense of wellbeing. Duration: 1 week Who is this group for? Unpaid carers living or caring in Midlothian local authority. Weekly Breakdown We have a small group of carers who meet fortnightly to participate in group mindfulness together to help them relax and de-stress. Please note that in order to join the group you must have previous knowledge and already practice…

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Emotional Freedom Technique

Thu 3 October, 2019 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Edinburgh Carers’ Hub, 60 Leith Walk
EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND EH6 5HB
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Carers can often report poor overall health and wellbeing due to their caring role. This course will support carers to develop skills in Emotional Freedom Technique to manage stress and support relaxation. Duration: 5 weeks (3rd - 31st October) Who is this course for? This course is for anyone who wants to learn an effective relaxation and stress management technique. Weekly Breakdown Emotional freedom technique is a specific form of alternative psychotherapy that involves tapping on specific pressure points on…

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Caring for myself while caring

Thu 3 October, 2019 @ 10:30 am - 1:00 pm
Edinburgh Carers’ Hub, 60 Leith Walk
EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND EH6 5HB
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Carers can be really good at caring for others and sometimes not so good about caring for themselves. This course will support carers to think about their own health and wellbeing needs, and to form strategies to make improvements or changes if they wish to. Duration: 2 weeks (3rd & 10th October) Who is this course for? Carers who would like to think about their own health. Weekly Breakdown Week 1 - Carers will be supported to think about their…

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Coaching skills for carers

Fri 4 October, 2019 @ 10:30 am - 1:00 pm
Edinburgh Carers’ Hub, 60 Leith Walk
EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND EH6 5HB
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Learn how to set goals and follow them through using the GROW model. Think about and practice your coaching skills on others. Duration: 2 weeks (4th & 11th October) Who is this course for? Carers who would like to think about their own health. Weekly Breakdown Week 1 - Learn the basics of coaching using the GROW model. Week 2 – Practice your new coaching skills on others. What carers will get from this course An opportunity to learn about…

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Dementia Information Day (Midlothian)

Wed 9 October, 2019 @ 10:30 am - 2:30 pm
VOCAL Midlothian Carer Centre, 30/1 Hardengreen Estate, Dalhousie Road
DALKEITH, Midlothian EH22 3NX United Kingdom
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This course aims to provide information on key aspects of Dementia and how it can affect the people we care about. Duration: 1 week Who is this course for? This session is ideal for carers who are supporting someone who has recently been diagnosed with dementia Weekly Breakdown The focus of the session is to inform carers of people with dementia about the illness,treatment and support available. Understanding dementia Treatment The home environment Support in the community Support from VOCAL…

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Carer Support Group (Westerhailes)

Wed 16 October, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Wester Hailes Healthy Living Centre, 30 Harvesters Way
EDINBURGH, EH14 3JF United Kingdom
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Join Emma and Lisa for coffee and cake at the carers support group. Duration: 6 weeks (16th October - 20th November) Who is this group for? Carers who would like to take some time out from caring, meet new people and make friends. Weekly Breakdown There will be informal chat over coffee, a chance to share stories and experiences with people who have been there too. We will also take part in stress management and mindfulness activities. What carers will…

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Carer Mindfulness Group (16th Oct)(Midlothian)

Wed 16 October, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
VOCAL Midlothian Carer Centre, 30/1 Hardengreen Estate, Dalhousie Road
DALKEITH, Midlothian EH22 3NX United Kingdom
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Many people use mindfulness to help them lead a calmer and less stressed life and to help improve their sense of wellbeing. Duration: 1 week Who is this group for? Unpaid carers living or caring in Midlothian local authority. Weekly Breakdown We have a small group of carers who meet fortnightly to participate in group mindfulness together to help them relax and de-stress. Please note that in order to join the group you must have previous knowledge and already practice…

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Side by Side with Parkinson’s (Libertus)

Mon 21 October, 2019 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Libertus, 20 Gracemount Drive
EDINBURGH, EH16 6RN United Kingdom
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Practical information and advice for family members and friends supporting someone who has Parkinson's. Duration: 6 weeks (21st October - 25th November) Who is this course for? This course is tailored specifically to carers supporting someone who has Parkinson's. Weekly Breakdown This course will offer - Information on the drugs that may be prescribed. The role of the Parkinson’s Nurse Specialists. The role of the Parkinson’s Local Advisers and the help they can offer. Information from multidisciplinary therapists, i.e. Speech,…

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