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October 2021

Understanding why I feel guilt (Face to face)

Fri 15 October, 2021 @ 10:30 am - 1:00 pm
Edinburgh Carers’ Hub, 60 Leith Walk
EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND EH6 5HB
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This session will help carers to explore the meaning and purpose of the feeling of guilt and manage guilt they experience. 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 course we will have explored: The definition and purpose of guilt. The reasons why carers feel guilt and how it affects them. Tips and ideas on…

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Benefits Q&A (Face to face)

Tue 19 October, 2021 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Edinburgh Carers’ Hub, 60 Leith Walk
EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND EH6 5HB
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Many carers find themselves in the positioning of having to access benefits for themselves or the person they care for. Navigating the welfare system can be confusing so come along to this session led by the Money Matters team at VOCAL to ask specific questions about benefits and find out what’s available. Duration: 1 week Who is this session for? Carers who are not currently accessing benefits but would like to know more information about what they or the person…

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Craft workshop for parent carers and their children

Tue 19 October, 2021 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Stuck for something to do with the children in the October holidays……Join us for this special online workshop. Your family will be guided to produce a craft. All materials and instructions are provided and available to pick up from Edinburgh Carers’ Hub, 60 Leith Walk prior to the event or will be sent out to you. Duration: 1 week Who is this online session for? Carers who have a child with additional support needs, other children in the family are…

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Dealing with unpredictability

Tue 19 October, 2021 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Join a 1hr discussion around dealing with unpredictability and uncertainty and discuss ways of coping with things that we can’t control. 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 Carers will: Learn basic theory behind coping with unpredictability and uncertainty. Explore ways of coping. Discuss how they can put their knowledge into practice. Delivered by Paulina Szach, Support…

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Yoga for carers

Wed 20 October, 2021 @ 10:45 am - 11:45 am

Led by an experienced yoga instructor, this short online block of session is open to carers new to yoga, or those who would like to have a bit more practice. Duration: 4 weeks (20th & 27th October, 3rd & 10th November) 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 block of yoga classes carers will: Have time to…

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Online Coffee Morning (October)(Midlothian)

Thu 21 October, 2021 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am

Join us for to find out more about Wee Breaks Midlothian and give us feedback and ideas on what type of breaks you would like to see available in future. 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 carers. Learn more about our 2021 Carer Survey and how to access. Time for yourself to…

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Walking Group (The Meadows)(Face to face)

Thu 21 October, 2021 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

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: Built more confidence in walking.…

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Preparing for winter

Fri 22 October, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Find out about support and services available to you and the person you care for in winter. 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 the following topics will be covered: Taking care of your health and wellbeing in the winter months. What extra help is available in the winter months to…

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Chats about self-care

Sat 23 October, 2021 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am

Join us on relaxed and informal session where you’ll connect with other carers and explore ways of caring for yourself. 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 Carers will learn and discuss: Why rest is not always giving us relief in tiredness. Different types of rest and self-care. Why self-care is difficult. Ways of implementing self-care routine…

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Introduction to caring in Edinburgh

Mon 25 October, 2021 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

A course aimed at people new to caring, or carers new to Edinburgh, offering information on accessing support, money and welfare rights and VOCAL services. Duration: 3 weeks (25th October, 1st & 8th November) 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 Over the three weeks we will cover the following: Week 1 – Sharing your caring role and information on…

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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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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 and 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

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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