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March 2020

Self advocacy for carers (The Haven)

Wed 25 March, 2020 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
The Haven, 25B Burgess Road
South Queensferry, EH30 9JA United Kingdom
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As a carer we can sometimes struggle to make ourselves heard to professionals or family members which can both be frustrating and make it difficult to move forward as we would like. Duration: 1 week Wjo is this course for? This course is for anyone who would like to improve their communication skills. Weekly Breakdown We will explore why, as carers, we have to be a self advocate and what this looks like. We will discuss barriers to effective communication…

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Carer Information day (March)

Thu 26 March, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 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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Think Out Loud – Challenging other’s perceptions & beliefs (LCiL)

Thu 26 March, 2020 @ 10:45 am - 1:30 pm
Norton Park Conference Centre, Albion Road
EDINBURGH, EH7 5QY United Kingdom
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Do you find the following challenging? Dealing with difficult conversations around your child’s disability, impairment or support needs? Understanding your own and others’ motivations in certain situations? Knowing how to turn the conversation around to educate/change attitudes? Say what you need with confidence and inform others of your child’s support needs. Duration: 1 week Who is this course for? This course is for parent carers of a disabled child (any age) or a child with additional support needs. Weekly Breakdown…

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Accessing support and services

Fri 27 March, 2020 @ 10:30 am - 1:00 pm
Edinburgh Carers’ Hub, 60 Leith Walk
EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND EH6 5HB
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It can be hard to know who can provide carers or the people they care for with appropriate support. We will look at how can health and social care support carers and people with health problems to live well in their own homes. Duration: 1 week Who is this course for? This session is ideal for carers at the beginning of their caring journey or thinking about accessing support for the first time. Weekly Breakdown The session will have explore:…

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

Mon 30 March, 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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Carer Wellbeing workshop (March, April & May)(Midlothian)

Tue 31 March, 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 (31st March, 21st April & 5th May) 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…

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