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November 2020

Coping with change (13th November)

Fri 13 November, 2020 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Edinburgh Carers’ Hub, 60 Leith Walk
EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND EH6 5HB
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This session explores what has changed, the process we go through when things change and how to cope with these changes in this challenging time. Duration: 1 week Who is this session for? Any carer who would like to reflect on the changes that have occurred to their life and to the person they care for. Outcomes of this session Reflect on the changes that have happened in our lives. Consider how these changes impact us. Find out about the…

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Coping with change (18th November)

Wed 18 November, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

This session explores what has changed in your life since caring, the process we go through when things change and how to cope with these changes in this challenging time. Duration: 1 week Who is this online session for? Any carer who would like to reflect on the changes that have occurred to their life and to the person they care for. Outcomes of this online session Reflect on the changes that have happened in our lives. Consider how these…

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Carer Coffee Morning (Midlothian)(November)

Wed 18 November, 2020 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am

Connecting with others has never been so important; join us for our online coffee morning. Duration: 1 week Who is this online session for? Unpaid carers who live or care for someone in Midlothian. Weekly Breakdown Grab a cuppa and join us for a chat; great opportunity to meet with other carers and allow yourself some time to relax! What carers will get from this online session Opportunity to meet other carers. Reduce social isolation. Share experiences with others. Online…

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Evening Carer Relaxation Session (18th November)

Wed 18 November, 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Enjoy a virtual relaxation session – de-stress, switch-off, rejuvenate and relax with Alison, a Yoga instructor and complimentary therapist. Duration: 1 week Who is this online session for? Any carer who would like to take the time to relax and focus on their own wellbeing. Outcomes of this online session De-stress, switch-off, rejuvenate and relax. Make time for you, introduce some more self care into your life, press the pause button and enjoy guided visualisations, release the breath and sink…

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Wee Breaks Skills Share (Midlothian)(November)

Thu 19 November, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Maintaining social interaction with others via digital resources is a good way to reduce the feeling of isolation and allow you some time to look after yourself and maintain your own health & wellbeing. Duration: 1 week Who is this online session for? Unpaid carers who live or care for someone in Midlothian. Weekly Breakdown Join us via Zoom to meet and interact with other carers; show us your creations and things you have done throughout lockdown to help with…

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Caring for someone with dementia and managing behaviour that challenges

Fri 20 November, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Do you care for someone with dementia? Led by an experienced dementia nurse this webinar will help you understand and manage behaviour you might find distressing or hard to deal with. Duration: 1 week Who is this online session for? Carers who care for someone with dementia and who want to understand more about what triggers the behaviours we find challenging and how to less them or cope with them. This session is aimed at someone who has mid to…

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Basic Benefits

Tue 24 November, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Information about benefits available to carers and the people they care for, as well as information on some of the changes to benefits due to COVID-19. Duration: 1 week Who is this online session for? Carers who are not currently accessing benefits but would like to know more information about what they or the person they care for could be entitled to and for carers who think there might be a change in the benefits they or the person they…

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

Wed 25 November, 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

VOCAL Midlothian and The Lothian Centre for Inclusive Living (LCiL) jointly host the group for parents and carers of disabled children and young people living in Midlothian. Duration: 1 week Who is this online session for? Parents and carers of disabled children and young people with additional support needs. 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 around support. Find…

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Getting a break from caring

Thu 26 November, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

A workshop on options for planning a break from caring. Learn about the support and services available. Duration: 1 week Who is this online 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. Outcomes of this online session Explore what a break from caring means to you and why it’s so important for you to get a break. List what breaks are available…

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December 2020

Learn how to Zoom! (December)

Tue 1 December, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

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. Outcomes of this online session This session is flexed to meet the needs of those…

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Emergency Planning

Thu 3 December, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

A workshop on options for planning for an emergency. You will be supported to write a personalised Emergency Plan, which is important now more than ever. Duration: 1 week Who is this online session for? This course is for anyone caring for someone with concerns about what would happen in an emergency during the COVID-19 pandemic and afterwards. Outcomes of this online session Explain what an Emergency Plan is and why its important to do one. Complete sections of the…

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Reflection session – telling your story

Tue 8 December, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Take time to reflect with other carers on how this will be a pivotal moment in history. Think about how the lasting effects COVID-19 (and the social changes that will come from it) will change us. Life might never be the same again. How do we share that story, learn from it and let it shape who we are? Duration: 1 week Who is this online session for? Carers who would like to take the time out of their caring…

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Festive Craft workshop

Wed 9 December, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Join us for this special online festive workshop. You will be guided to produce a festive themed craft. All materials and instructions are provided and sent out to your home prior to the session. Duration: 1 week Who is this online session for? Carers who have an interest in crafts and would like to meet other carers. No previous experience or skills are required. Outcomes of this online session Find time for yourself in the lead up to the festive…

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Surviving the festive period as a carer (11th December)

Fri 11 December, 2020 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Edinburgh Carers’ Hub, 60 Leith Walk
EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND EH6 5HB
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The festive time can be difficult for carers. Share experiences and find out what support and services are available during this period. Duration: 1 week Who is this session for? Any carer who would like to reflect on the festive period and the changes that have happened since caring and some of the changes that may need to be made. Outcomes of this session Explore your feelings/emotions as we head into the festive period. Discuss how this impacts on you…

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Surviving the festive period as a carer (16th December)

Wed 16 December, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

The festive time can be difficult for carers. Share experiences and find out what support and services are available during this period. Duration: 1 week Who is this online session for? Any carer who would like to reflect on the festive period and the changes that have happened since caring and some of the changes that may need to be made. Outcomes of this online session Explore your feelings/emotions as we head into the festive period. Discuss how this impacts…

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Carer Coffee Morning (Midlothian)(December)

Wed 16 December, 2020 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am

Connecting with others has never been so important; join us for our online coffee morning. Duration: 1 week Who is this online session for? Unpaid carers who live or care for someone in Midlothian. Weekly Breakdown Grab a cuppa and join us for a chat; great opportunity to meet with other carers and allow yourself some time to relax! What carers will get from this online session Opportunity to meet other carers. Reduce social isolation. Share experiences with others. Online…

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Festive Craft workshop (18th December)

Fri 18 December, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Edinburgh Carers’ Hub, 60 Leith Walk
EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND EH6 5HB
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This festive themed workshop will guide you to produce a fabric rag doll fairy. All materials will be provided on the day. Duration: 1 week Who is this session for? Carers who have an interest in crafts and would like to meet other carers. No previous experience or skills are required. Outcomes of this session Find time for yourself in lead up to the festive season. All materials and instructions are provided on the day. The craft volunteers will be…

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