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September 2019

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

Wed 18 September, 2019 @ 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 course 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: Library Services – representatives will attend to chat about the variety of services available via your local library e.g.borrow box, pressreader, good neighbours scheme and Braw Blethers and other support available. What carers will…

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Planning Financially for the Future

Wed 18 September, 2019 @ 10:30 am - 1:00 pm
Edinburgh Carers’ Hub, 60 Leith Walk
EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND EH6 5HB
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Many carers help the person they support with money matters on a daily or occasional basis. Duration: 1 week Who is this course for? Carers who are supporting someone who needs support to manage tasks like paying bills or applying for welfare benefits. Weekly Breakdown Information on Powers of Attorney and Guardianship as well as an opportunity to think about Estate Planning through Wills and Trusts. What carers will get from this course The opportunity to reflect on how best…

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Caring for someone with a lung condition (Midlothian)

Thu 19 September, 2019 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
VOCAL Midlothian Carer Centre, 30/1 Hardengreen Estate, Dalhousie Road
DALKEITH, Midlothian EH22 3NX United Kingdom
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Specifically designed to meet the needs of carers of people with a lung condition such as COPD. Duration: 1 week Who is this course for? Carers supporting someone who have a lung condition. Weekly Breakdown Representatives from NHS Lothian will provide useful and practical information for carers supporting someone with a lung condition. Information will be given on understanding the lungs, common symptoms and how to manage them and also useful information from a psychologist and dietician. What carers will…

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Jewellery Making

Fri 20 September, 2019 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Edinburgh Carers’ Hub, 60 Leith Walk
EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND EH6 5HB
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This course is now fully booked. Jewellery making sessions for fun and relaxation. Duration: 4 weeks (20th & 27th September, 4th & 11th October) Who is this course for? Carers who enjoy art, craft or want to relax. No previous experience required. Weekly Breakdown Each week there will be the opportunity to learn and try techniques and make items for your home or gifts. What carers will get from this course A chance to try new things. Relaxation. Improved craft…

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Peer Support for parents & carers (Midlothian)(September)

Mon 23 September, 2019 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
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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Making an Emergency Plan

Mon 23 September, 2019 @ 10:30 am - 1:00 pm
Edinburgh Carers’ Hub, 60 Leith Walk
EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND EH6 5HB
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This course addresses carers concerns about what would happen in an emergency situation and provides space and resources for practical action planning. 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 The tutor will lead the group through a series of exercises to help them reflect on their situation, possible challenges and solutions and create a personal emergency plan. What carers will…

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Conversation Cafe: (Gilmerton) (September)

Tue 24 September, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Morrisons, Gilmerton Road
EDINBURGH, EH17 7JH United Kingdom
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So often carers can feel left out of the conversation as their experiences and situation can set them apart from others. VOCAL aims to allow carers to join in and be part of the conversation. Duration: 1 week Who is this conversation cafe for? Carers who would like to come together with other carers for coffee and discussion. Weekly Breakdown Each meeting has a different theme allowing carers to discuss and share a range of topics. What carers will get…

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Conversation Cafe: (South Queensferry) (September)

Tue 24 September, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
The Little Bakery, 6 - 7 High Street
SOUTH QUEENSFERRY, EH30 9PP United Kingdom
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So often carers can feel left out of the conversation as their experiences and situation can set them apart from others. VOCAL aims to allow carers to join in and be part of the conversation. Duration: 1 week Who is this conversation cafe for? Carers who would like to come together with other carers for coffee and discussion. Weekly Breakdown Each meeting has a different theme allowing carers to discuss and share a range of topics. What carers will get…

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Living and Dying well

Tue 24 September, 2019 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Edinburgh Carers’ Hub, 60 Leith Walk
EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND EH6 5HB
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Losing a loved one is difficult but it is a reality that many carers, family members and friends will eventually face. Whether death is expected or sudden there will be lots to deal with. This short course helps carers to prepare for some of the decisions and arrangements they will have to make. Carers attending the course will build a personalised file to refer to when someone dies. Duration: 4 weeks (24th September - 15th October) Who is this course…

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Caring for someone who has had a stroke

Wed 25 September, 2019 @ 10:30 am - 1:00 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 course helps carers answer some key questions. Duration: 1 week Who is this course for? This course is ideal for carers who are supporting someone who has had a stroke. Weekly Breakdown This course will provide information about strokes, treatment, communication and mobility what you may expect in the…

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Drama workshop (September)

Wed 25 September, 2019 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Edinburgh Carers’ Hub, 60 Leith Walk
EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND EH6 5HB
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Would you like to explore acting techniques and develop performance skills? As a way to take a break from your caring role and build your confidence? Duration: 1 week Who is this course for? This course is for anyone regardless of their experience or confidence. Try out drama games and warm up exercises, and develop stage acting and character building skills in a safe, fun environment. Weekly Breakdown The group will explore performance techniques including ‘hot seating’, improvisation and devising,…

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Changing Relationships (The Haven)

Thu 26 September, 2019 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
The Haven, 25B Burgess Road
South Queensferry, EH30 9JA United Kingdom
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Many carers talk to us about the fact that many of their relationships have changed since they began caring. 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 Caring can impact on all our relationships; perhaps how we interact with the person we are supporting has changed, or there are changes in the way we spend time with family and friends.…

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Mental Health Legislation & Rights

Mon 30 September, 2019 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Edinburgh Carers’ Hub, 60 Leith Walk
EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND EH6 5HB
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Caring for someone with mental health difficulties can mean learning a whole new set of language, law and rights. This seminar aims to explain some of the terms, processes and law. Duration: 1 week Who is this course for? Carers supporting someone with a mental health difficulty. Weekly Breakdown Join us to learn more about the relevant law, your rights, those of the person you care for and role of the hospital, police, social work and others. What carers will…

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October 2019

Mindfulness

Mon 14 October, 2019 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Edinburgh Carers’ Hub, 60 Leith Walk
EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND EH6 5HB
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In its simplest form mindfulness is a mental training or life skill. The course aims to provide you with the tools to develop your own meditation practice and also to recognise thought patterns and learn to deal with them in a constructive way. Duration: 9 weeks (14th October - 9th December) Who is this course for? Carers who would like to reflect on and explore their life style, mood and stress levels. Weekly Breakdown What happens during a session? During…

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Carer Support Group (Westerhailes)

Wed 16 October, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Wester Hailes Healthy Living Centre, 30 Harvesters Way
EDINBURGH, EH14 3JF United Kingdom
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Join Emma and Lisa for coffee and cake at the carers support group. Duration: 6 weeks (16th October - 20th November) Who is this group for? Carers who would like to take some time out from caring, meet new people and make friends. Weekly Breakdown There will be informal chat over coffee, a chance to share stories and experiences with people who have been there too. We will also take part in stress management and mindfulness activities. What carers will…

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November 2019

Creativity, Interaction and Dementia

Wed 6 November, 2019 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Edinburgh Carers’ Hub, 60 Leith Walk
EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND EH6 5HB
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It can be hard to help someone with dementia to engage in conversation and activities. This workshop supports carers to develop techniques to make this easier. Duration: 1 week Who is this course for? Carers supporting someone with dementia. Weekly Breakdown A workshop designed to support carers to learn tips and techniques to engage someone in activities using poetry, stories and photos. What carers will get from this course Practical skills to enable carers to interact with someone with dementia.…

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Remembering yourself while caring for someone with dementia

Thu 14 November, 2019 @ 10:30 am - 1:00 pm
Edinburgh Carers’ Hub, 60 Leith Walk
EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND EH6 5HB
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Caring for a loved one may lead to feelings of guilt, sadness, confusion or anger, however, it can be difficult to share these feelings with someone with dementia, leaving carers feeling very isolated. Duration: 1 week Who is this course for? Carers who want to explore their feelings and stay well while caring for someone with dementia. Weekly Breakdown This workshop led by Heart and Minds has been designed to help carers build their emotional resilience, strengthen and develop coping…

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