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October 2021

Information on streaming services

Tue 26 October, 2021 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

In an increasingly digital world, come along to learn all about streaming services and how to access them. 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 Learn about different streaming services that are available. Understand ways to use streaming services. Delivered by Aga Newsome, Carer Training Officer at VOCAL. Aga has recently joined the team at VOCAL, and…

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Walking Group (The Water of Leith visitor centre)(Face to face)

Wed 27 October, 2021 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
The Water of Leith visitor centre, 24 Lanark Rd
EDINBURGH, EH14 1TQ United Kingdom
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This is an opportunity to get together with others, and make walking a habit! Join us for a walk in your local area or explore the different parts of the city and join us for all four walks! 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 By the end of the session carers will have: Build more confidence in walking.…

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Weekly Pilates for dementia carers

Wed 27 October, 2021 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Do you care for someone with dementia? Led by an experienced instructor these weekly Pilates classes have been provided to VOCAL by Edinburgh Leisure’s Movement for Memories programme. Take time for yourself to enjoy learning and trying Pilates. Duration: weekly ongoing Who is this online session for? This event is open to carers residing in or caring for a person in Edinburgh only. The person you care for has dementia. Open to carers who are new to Pilates or have…

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Parent Peer Support Group (October)(Midlothian)

Wed 27 October, 2021 @ 7:15 pm - 9:00 pm

This group is for Midlothian parent carers to join and share their experiences and find out practical information, resources available and is a great way to meet other local parent carers. 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 area only. Outcomes of this online session Meet other parent carers. Share and exchange knowledge. Time for you to enhance your own health &…

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Online Craft Group (Midlothian)

Thu 28 October, 2021 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

Join other like minded crafters and share your skills and knowledge with others. Show us what you’ve learnt or been creating to look after your own health and wellbeing. This is a social group and no previous experience is required. Duration: 3 Monthly sessions (28th October, 25th November & 16th December) Who is this online session for? This event is open to carers residing or caring for a person within Midlothian local authority area only. Outcomes of this online session…

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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 which 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

Listening Space for carers

Mon 1 November, 2021 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

This online drop in weekly listening space is facilitated by Paulina from Health in Mind. These online sessions provide a listening space for carers to talk about their mental health and wellbeing. Duration: Every Monday Who is this online session for? This event is open to carers residing in or caring for a person in Edinburgh only. What carers will get from this online session Carers will be able to: Talk about how you are feeling. Meet other carers who…

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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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Energy Tariffs – Finding the Right Deal for You

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

Learn more about energy saving around the home to help keep those pesky energy bills down. Understand what appliances are the most costly to run and get simple energy saving tips you can use around the home. Learn more about energy bills and other services your supplier can offer for those who need extra support. Duration: 1 week Who is this online session for? Carers who would like to save money in their own home or the home of the…

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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) – FULLY BOOKED

Fri 5 November, 2021 @ 10:30 am - 1:00 pm
Edinburgh Carers’ Hub, 60 Leith Walk
EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND EH6 5HB
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** This event is now fully booked. To join the waiting list please email carertraining@vocal.org.uk   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…

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Grow your confidence with Emotional Freedom Technique

Tue 9 November, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

This online session will introduce carers to the theory and practice of Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) which can help increase and grow feelings of confidence. Duration: 3 weeks (9th, 16th & 23rd November) Who is this online session for? This session is for anyone who wants to learn an effective relaxation and stress management technique to help deal with difficult emotions. This session is open to carers residing in or caring for a person in Edinburgh only. Outcomes of this…

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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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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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