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July 2021

Virtual Coffee Morning (July)(Midlothian)

Tue 27 July, 2021 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am

Join us for our virtual coffee morning and get learn more about how to manage difficult situations. We will share information, advice and tips on how best to manage difficult situations if and when they should arise in your caring role. Duration: 1 week Who is this online session for? This event is open to carers residing or caring for a person in Midlothian only. Outcomes of this online session Meet other carers. Learn tips and advice on how to…

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Listening Space for carers

Tue 27 July, 2021 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 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 Tuesday 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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Don’t lose sleep over it

Tue 27 July, 2021 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Carers often struggle to get enough sleep and coping with the impact of COVID-19 has made it even harder for many to get a good night's sleep. In this session you will get a better understanding of your sleep difficulties and learn some simple ways to improve your sleep. Duration: 1 week Who is this online session for? Any carer who is struggling to get quality sleep. This event is open to carers residing in or caring for a person…

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VOCAL Carer Training Focus Group

Tue 27 July, 2021 @ 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

This is your chance to tell VOCAL your thoughts on how and what we deliver in the Carer Training programme. 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 the session/event/course carers will have: Shared your ideas of what you would like to see in the training programme. Explored what works and does not work…

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Summer Book Club (Face to face)

Wed 28 July, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Edinburgh Carers’ Hub, 60 Leith Walk
EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND EH6 5HB
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Join VOCAL for this monthly summer outdoor catch up to talk all things books!! Duration: 3 weeks (28th July, 25th August & 29th September) 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: The opportunity to meet others. Chat about books and share experiences. Each month a new book will be discussed. Delivered by Aga…

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Weekly Pilates for dementia carers

Wed 28 July, 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 (July)(Midlothian)

Wed 28 July, 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 in Midlothian only. Outcomes of this online session Meet other parent carers. Share and exchange knowledge. Time for you to enhance your own health & wellbeing. Delivered by…

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Making your Money Go Further

Thu 29 July, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Carers tell us that caring can have a financial impact on themselves and the person they care for. This workshop shares information about discounts, reductions and more to make your money go a wee bit further. Duration: 1 week Who is this online session for? This course is for anyone who would like to know more about making their money go a bit further. The event is for carers who live or care for someone that live in Edinburgh. Outcomes…

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Online Craft Group (Midlothian)

Thu 29 July, 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 sessions (29th July, 26th August & 30th September) Who is this online session for? This event is open to carers residing or caring for a person in Midlothian only. Outcomes of this online session Meet other carers. Learn…

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Manual Handling (July)(Face to face)

Thu 29 July, 2021 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Edinburgh Carers’ Hub, 60 Leith Walk
EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND EH6 5HB
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Learn basic moving and handling, which will help you support others with their mobility, safely. This session will NOT include using equipment like hoists and glide sheets. 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 the carer will: Have a better understanding of how to protect their back while carrying out manual handling tasks.…

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Caring for someone with anxiety and/or depression

Fri 30 July, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

More and more of us suffer from mental health conditions such as anxiety and/or depression, caring for someone with these conditions can be challenging. Find out more about the conditions and how to support someone who has anxiety and/or depression, find out also how to look after yourself in your caring role. Duration: 3 weeks (30th July, 6th & 13th August) Who is this online session for? This event is open to carers residing in or caring for a person…

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August 2021

Stress Management (August)

Tue 3 August, 2021 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Every day carers tell us how stressed they are feeling. This can be due to lots of reasons but can have a huge impact on their overall health and wellbeing. In this course, learn more about stress and its impact and develop techniques to plan for and manage the symptoms of stress. Duration: 2 weeks (3rd & 10th August) Who is this online session for? Carers who would like to reflect on and explore their relationship with stress. This event…

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Understanding Dementia (August)(Face to face)

Thu 5 August, 2021 @ 10:30 am - 1:00 pm

Do you care for someone with dementia? Led by an experienced dementia nurse this session will help you understand the basics of dementia and some of the challenges that come with the condition. There will be an opportunity to be able ask questions. Duration: 1 week Who is this session for? This session is aimed at carers supporting someone in the early or mid-stages of dementia. This event is open to carers residing in or caring for a person in…

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Learn how to Zoom! (August)

Mon 9 August, 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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Basic first aid for carers

Tue 10 August, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 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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Mental Health Carers Focus Groups (10th August)

Tue 10 August, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
Edinburgh Carers’ Hub, 60 Leith Walk
EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND EH6 5HB
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Focus Group Participants Wanted! Do you care for a person who uses mental health services in Edinburgh? Are you interested in helping us understand your experience as a carer of a person with a mental health condition? Would you like to help inform improved carer involvement in mental health services? If you answered yes to the questions above, we need your help to understand how you have been involved with mental health services in Edinburgh We are interested in understanding…

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Evening wellbeing for carers

Wed 11 August, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

This 8 week wellbeing program is designed to inspire positive change by addressing four areas of life where we can make a big difference.  We look at the Social, Emotional, Physical, and Nutritional elements and discover some key ways to improve living better to feel better. Duration: 8 weeks (11th, 18th & 25th August also 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd & 29th September) Who is this online session for? This event is open to carers residing in or caring for a…

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Caring for someone with sight loss

Thu 12 August, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

Do you or the person you care for have visual impairments? Come along to this session from Visibility Scotland to find out information and support available. 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 the session course carers will have: Knowledge on sight conditions and the impact of this. The opportunity to meet other…

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Generating money with eBay

Thu 12 August, 2021 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Figured out 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 online session for? Carers who just want to know more about Treasure Tree and have been on the session ‘Introduction to buying and selling on eBay’. Carers who have things they would like to sell, and are willing to donate a…

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Continence care

Thu 19 August, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

Many carers are dealing with the continence difficulties of the person they care for, it is a difficult topic sometimes to talk about. Join this session led by a Bladder and Bowel Nurse Specialist to ask questions, view products and gain practical tips about supporting someone with continence issues. 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…

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