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December 2019

Coffee Morning – Surviving Christmas as a Carer (Carers Hub)

Wed 18 December, 2019 @ 10:30 am - 1:00 pm
Edinburgh Carers’ Hub, 60 Leith Walk
EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND EH6 5HB
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The holiday season can be a fun time but it can also be very stressful for many people. There are often a lot of commitments, expense and social gatherings. A caring role can make a difference to how we view and experience the holiday season. Duration: 1 week Who is this course for? Carers who want to reflect on how the holiday season affects their health and wellbeing. Weekly Breakdown Christmas is often promoted as a time for family and…

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January 2020

Carer Mindfulness Group (8th Jan)(Midlothian)

Wed 8 January, 2020 @ 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 the 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…

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New Year, New You

Thu 9 January, 2020 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Edinburgh Carers’ Hub, 60 Leith Walk
EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND EH6 5HB
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An opportunity to make a positive start to the year by reflecting the year gone by and make a plan for the year ahead. Duration: 3 weeks (9th, 16th & 23rd January) Who is this course for? Carers with an interest in focussing on their health, relationships and feelings to make a positive start to the year ahead. Weekly Breakdown Week 1 Reflect on the last year and it’s impact on you. Take a stock-take on the ‘You Right Now’.…

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Energy Efficiency Around the Home

Fri 17 January, 2020 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Edinburgh Carers’ Hub, 60 Leith Walk
EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND EH6 5HB
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Delivered by Changeworks this course allows carers to save money by knowing how to be more energy efficient around the home. Duration: 2 weeks (17th & 24th January) Who is this course for? Carers who would like to save money on their own home or in the home of the person they care for. Weekly Breakdown Week 1 –We will focus on energy efficiency with hot water and heating. Week 2 –We will focus on energy efficiency with home appliances…

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Basic First Aid (January)

Mon 20 January, 2020 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Edinburgh Carers’ Hub, 60 Leith Walk
EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND EH6 5HB
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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 course for? Carers who want to understand what to do in the event of an accident, injury or life threatening incident. Weekly Breakdown The course will teach carers how to respond to a variety of…

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Carer Wellbeing workshop (January/February)(Midlothian)

Tue 21 January, 2020 @ 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
VOCAL Midlothian Carer Centre, 30/1 Hardengreen Estate, Dalhousie Road
DALKEITH, Midlothian EH22 3NX United Kingdom
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Caring can be difficult and often we forget about our own needs and wellbeing. These workshops can help you explore and enhance your wellbeing. Duration: 3 weeks (21st January, 4th & 25th February) Who is this workshop for? All Midlothian carers. Weekly Breakdown The workshops will be facilitated by Anam Cara and will cover topics such as: Dealing with Guilt. Recognising our triggers and where they come from. Changing negative thoughts and behaviours. Living happier and braver lives. What carers…

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Aromatherapy

Tue 21 January, 2020 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Edinburgh Carers’ Hub, 60 Leith Walk
EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND EH6 5HB
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Join a qualified Aromatherapist to learn about the basics of the aromatherapy and mix some basic lotions for use at home. Duration: 4 weeks (21st, 28th January, 4th & 11th February) Who is this course for? Any carer who has an interest in aromatherapy or looking for ways to relax and look after themselves. Weekly Breakdown A theoretical and practical session for carers interested in learning more about aromatherapy. What carers will get from this course An opportunity to meet…

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Carer Coffee Morning with guest speaker (January)(Midlothian)

Wed 22 January, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
VOCAL Midlothian Carer Centre, 30/1 Hardengreen Estate, Dalhousie Road
DALKEITH, Midlothian EH22 3NX United Kingdom
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Opportunity to meet with other carers. Duration: 1 week Who is this coffee morning for? Unpaid carers who live or care for someone in Midlothian. Weekly Breakdown Come along 10-11am and enjoy a cuppa and blether with other carers in a relaxed and informal atmosphere. From 11am-12noon: Sensory Awareness – find out more about sensory impairments and how they can affect you and the person you care for. Representatives from Midlothian Council, RNIB and Deaf Action will attend and bring…

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Carer Information day (January)

Wed 22 January, 2020 @ 10:30 am - 3:00 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 one day event helps carers answer some of their key questions. Duration: 1 week Who is this course for? This day is ideal for carers at the beginning of their caring journey or thinking about accessing support for the first time or carers who are new to Edinburgh. Weekly…

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Carer Mindfulness Group (22nd Jan)(Midlothian)

Wed 22 January, 2020 @ 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 the 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…

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Remember Me

Fri 24 January, 2020 @ 10:30 am - 1:00 pm
Edinburgh Carers’ Hub, 60 Leith Walk
EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND EH6 5HB
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Carers are often very selfless and put the thoughts, ideas, preferences and interests of others first and as a result lose a little of themselves. This workshop helps us remember ourselves and reconnect with who are. 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 The workshop will explore : Remember who we were before caring. Discuss the impact of change…

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Peer Support for parent & carers (January)(Midlothian)

Mon 27 January, 2020 @ 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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Seated Exercise

Mon 27 January, 2020 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Edinburgh Carers’ Hub, 60 Leith Walk
EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND EH6 5HB
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A system of exercises designed to improve physical strength, flexibility, posture, and enhance mental awareness. Duration: 3 weeks (27th January, 3rd & 10th February) Who is this course for? For carers who want to improve fitness, strength or to improve mental health. This course is appropriate for carers with no previous experience of seated exercise or for those who have tried it before. Weekly Breakdown Weekly sessions led by an experienced volunteer allowing carers to work at their own pace…

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Laughter Yoga (January)

Tue 28 January, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Edinburgh Carers’ Hub, 60 Leith Walk
EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND EH6 5HB
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Often carers tell us they can’t remember the last time they had a good laugh. Try this fun class to learn how to generate laughter from the body rather than the mind – empowering us to access laughter when we don’t feel like laughing or even when we feel we have nothing to laugh about. Duration: 1 week Who is this course for? Carers who are looking to de-stress, meet other carers and have a good laugh!! Weekly Breakdown One…

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Naloxone Training

Tue 28 January, 2020 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Edinburgh Carers’ Hub, 60 Leith Walk
EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND EH6 5HB
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Many carers supporting someone who is using substances are very concerned about what would happen if their loved one overdoses. This session supports carers to understand and use the Naloxone take home kit. Duration: 1 week Who is this course for? Family members and friends concerned about someone who is using substances and may overdose. Weekly Breakdown Naloxone is a drug which can temporarily reverse the effects of opioid (heroin/methadone) overdose. This session supports carers to learn more about the…

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Poetry Appreciation

Wed 29 January, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Central Library, 7-9 George IV Bridge
EDINBURGH, EH1 1EG United Kingdom
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A chance of come together read, talk about and write poetry. Duration: 5 weeks (29th January, 5th, 12th, 19th & 26th February) Who is this course for? Anyone with an interest in meeting others and exploring poetry. No previous experience in poetry reading, writing or appreciation is required. Weekly Breakdown The group will look at an exploration of 20th Century Scottish Poetry. What carers will get from this course An opportunity to explore a new hobby or revisit an old…

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Supporting someone with decisions

Wed 29 January, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Edinburgh Carers’ Hub, 60 Leith Walk
EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND EH6 5HB
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Do you help someone make decisions about their money and lifestyle? Duration: 1 week Who is this course for? Carers of adults who are supporting someone who struggles with decisions making perhaps due to learning disability, brain injury, stroke or dementia. Weekly Breakdown A session to look at formal methods of supporting someone who is unable to or has difficulty making decisions themselves including: The reasons behind why you want to support someone else with their decision-making. The process of…

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Caring for someone with dementia and understanding challenging behaviour

Thu 30 January, 2020 @ 10:30 am - 1:30 pm
Edinburgh Carers’ Hub, 60 Leith Walk
EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND EH6 5HB
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Caring for someone with dementia can sometimes mean dealing with behaviour we find challenging, confusing or hard to live with. Perhaps someone has become stubborn, aggressive, confused, has hallucinations or is just very different to before. Duration: 1 week Who is this course for? Carers who want to understand more about what triggers the behaviours we find challenging and how to lessen them or cope with them. Weekly Breakdown Delivered by a Specialist Nurse this course explores why some of…

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Emergency Planning

Thu 30 January, 2020 @ 10:30 am - 1:00 pm
Edinburgh Carers’ Hub, 60 Leith Walk
EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND EH6 5HB
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Many carers are concerned about what would happen if something happened to them or if there was an emergency. This workshop helps carers to think through options and to write their own personalised Emergency Plan. 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 Outcomes for the session: Explained what an Emergency Plan is and why its important to do one. Completed…

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Break Ready

Fri 31 January, 2020 @ 10:30 am - 1:00 pm
Edinburgh Carers’ Hub, 60 Leith Walk
EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND EH6 5HB
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Many carers feel they need a break from their caring role. This workshop looks at how to access breaks and how we can make sure we are ‘break ready’ and maximise the impact of any breaks we access. Duration: 1 week Who is this course for? Carers who are interested in taking a break from their caring role. Weekly Breakdown The session will explore: What does a break mean to you and why it’s so important for you to get…

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