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August 2019

Care at home to a Care home

Thu 1 August, 2019 @ 10:30 am - 1:00 pm
Edinburgh Carers’ Hub, 60 Leith Walk
EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND EH6 5HB
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It can be challenging when we have been caring for someone at home to adjust to caring in a different way when someone moves into a care home. This course looks at how we can continue to provide support and maintain relationships and build a different kind of life. Duration: 3 weeks (1st,8th & 15th August) Who is this course for? Carers supporting someone who is living in a care home Weekly Breakdown Over the three sessions we will explore…

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Dementia Friends

Wed 7 August, 2019 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Edinburgh Carers’ Hub, 60 Leith Walk
EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND EH6 5HB
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A session led by Alzheimer Scotland for anyone who wants to learn more about dementia. Duration: 1 week Who is this course for? Carers who want to learn more about dementia. Weekly Breakdown Too many people affected by dementia feel that society fails to understand the condition they live with. Dementia Friends help by raising awareness and understanding, so that people living with dementia can continue to live in the way they want. What carers will get from this course…

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Introduction to caring and support

Wed 14 August, 2019 @ 10:30 am - 3:00 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 training day 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. Weekly Breakdown VOCAL Services – more about what we…

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Your Support Your Choice

Thu 15 August, 2019 @ 10:30 am - 1:00 pm
Edinburgh Carers’ Hub, 60 Leith Walk
EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND EH6 5HB
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The way that services are being provided and arranged is changing as Self Directed Support is being introduced carers and the people they support will be offered the option to arrange their own packages of care. Duration: 1 week Who is this course for? Carers who are supporting someone who receives a package of care/services to help them live them at home and carers who would like to access a package of care. Weekly Breakdown Would you like more or…

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Are you worried about leaving someone alone?

Mon 19 August, 2019 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Edinburgh Carers’ Hub, 60 Leith Walk
EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND EH6 5HB
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Many carers find it difficult to even get a small break from caring as they find it difficult to leave the person they support alone due to concerns for their safety. Duration: 1 week Who is this course for? This course will be particularly helpful for carers who are supporting someone who has a cognitive impairment e.g. dementia, brain injury, a stroke, learning disability or autism. Weekly Breakdown Edinburgh Council’s Telecare Team has a range of equipment and gadgets to…

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Basic First Aid

Tue 20 August, 2019 @ 10:30 am - 1:00 pm
Edinburgh Carers’ Hub, 60 Leith Walk
EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND EH6 5HB
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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 course for? Carers who want to understand what to do in the event of an accident, injury or life threatening incident. Weekly Breakdown The course will teach carers how to respond to a variety of…

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

Wed 21 August, 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: Mental Health consultation – Midlothian Council representative will attend to get feedback from carers as they are currently consulting on changes to Mental Health Services for Older People, which includes dementia. What carers will…

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Smart House visit

Wed 21 August, 2019 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Smart House, 62 Longstone Street
EDINBURGH, EH14 2DA United Kingdom
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Technology can make life easier for people with mobility, memory, or learning issues and their carers. Duration: 1 week Who is this course for? Any carer but it might be of particular interest to those who are supporting someone with dementia, a child with additional needs, learning disability, mobility problems or a stroke. Weekly Breakdown Smart home technology that supports safe and independent living. Come and try technology such as: Voice-assisted home controls Computer access Digital devices (mobile phones, tablets)…

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

Thu 22 August, 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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Stress Management for Parent Carers

Thu 22 August, 2019 @ 10:30 am - 2:15 pm
Edinburgh Carers’ Hub, 60 Leith Walk
EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND EH6 5HB
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Modern life can be stressful and caring roles particularly so. Many carers can find it difficult to manage stress levels which can have negative effects. Duration: 1 week Who is this course for? Parent carers who would like to reflect on and explore their relationship with stress. Weekly Breakdown This session is designed to help carers to understand stress and its impact, stress triggers, develop techniques to plan for and manage stressful situations. What carers will get from this course…

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Dementia & Challenging Behaviour (The Haven)

Thu 22 August, 2019 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
The Haven, 25B Burgess Road
South Queensferry, EH30 9JA United Kingdom
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Caring for someone with dementia can sometimes mean dealing with behaviour we find challenging, confusing or hard to live with. Perhaps someone has become stubborn, aggressive, confused, has hallucinations or is just very different to before. Duration: 1 week Who is this course for? Carers who want to understand more about what triggers the behaviours we find challenging and how to lessen them or cope with them better. Weekly Breakdown Delivered by a Specialist Nurse this course explores why some…

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Planning for emergencies: Fire Safety

Mon 26 August, 2019 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Edinburgh Carers’ Hub, 60 Leith Walk
EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND EH6 5HB
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In caring roles there is often a risk of something unexpected and urgent happening – an emergency. How would we or others respond? Duration: 1 week Who is this course for? Anyone in a caring role who wants to learn more about the role of the Scottish Fire Service in emergencies and in supporting carers and people with health difficulties. Weekly Breakdown Information about when to call the Fire Service how the teams would respond to different situations and what…

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Coping with Anger

Thu 29 August, 2019 @ 10:30 am - 1:00 pm
Edinburgh Carers’ Hub, 60 Leith Walk
EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND EH6 5HB
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Everyone feels a little angry or frustrated at times and carers are no exception. This course helps us understand the role of anger and how to manage our experiences of it. Duration: 1 week Who is this course for? Carers who at times feel angry or frustrated. Weekly Breakdown We will look at some myths and facts about anger, learn how to identify your own anger warning signs and triggers and explore how to develop healthy, positive ways to manage…

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Music for carers (August)

Thu 29 August, 2019 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Edinburgh Carers’ Hub, 60 Leith Walk
EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND EH6 5HB
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Music can be therapeutic, helping both our minds and bodies. Duration: 1 week Who is this course for? Carers who are looking to relax and enjoy a free music performance. Weekly Breakdown Led by professional musicians this session is for fun and relaxation. Before the session carers who have booked a place will be asked what kind of music they might like to hear, and we will try our best to accommodate this. There may even be a chance to…

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Break Ready

Fri 30 August, 2019 @ 10:30 am - 1:00 pm
Edinburgh Carers’ Hub, 60 Leith Walk
EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND EH6 5HB
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Many carers feel they need a break from their caring role, to recharge their batteries, pursue interests or to complete chores. Duration: 1 week Who is this course for? Carers who are interested in taking a break for an hour or two or for several days. Weekly Breakdown This seminar looks at how we can access breaks and how we can make sure we are ‘break ready’ and maximise the impact of any breaks we access. What carers will get…

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September 2019

Planning for Emergencies: Support from The Ambulance Service

Mon 2 September, 2019 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Edinburgh Carers’ Hub, 60 Leith Walk
EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND EH6 5HB
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In caring roles there is often a risk of something unexpected and urgent happening – an emergency. How would we or others respond? Duration: 1 week Who is this course for? Anyone in a caring role who wants to learn more about the role of the Scottish ambulance service in emergencies. Weekly Breakdown Information about when to call an ambulance, how the teams would respond to different situations, and what you can do now and at the time to make…

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Understanding Self-Harm

Tue 3 September, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Penumbra, 5 Leamington Terrace
EDINBURGH, EH10 4JW United Kingdom
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If someone we care for is self-harming it can be distressing and confusing this session is designed to increase awareness and understanding of self-harm. Duration:1 week Who is this course for? Carers supporting someone who is self-harming. Weekly Breakdown Join a mental health specialist to talk and increase your understanding of self-harm behaviours and how best to support someone who is self-harming or at risk of self-harm. Also learn about local services that can provide further support. What carers will…

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Basic Benefits

Wed 4 September, 2019 @ 10:30 am - 1:00 pm
Edinburgh Carers’ Hub, 60 Leith Walk
EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND EH6 5HB
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Every year carers and the people they support miss out on millions of pounds as they do not understand what their entitlements are. Duration: 1 week Who is this course for? Carers who are not currently accessing any welfare benefits, or carers who have recently had a change of circumstances. Weekly Breakdown This session will introduce carers to the world of welfare benefits and help them to understand their entitlements and those of the people they support. We will look…

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Compassion Fatigue

Wed 4 September, 2019 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Edinburgh Carers’ Hub, 60 Leith Walk
EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND EH6 5HB
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Do you feel burnt out? Do you struggle to be compassionate at times? Duration: 1 week Who is this course for? Carers who want to understand their own thoughts and feeling more and re-energise. Weekly Breakdown Do you know what compassion fatigue is? Do you know that as a carer you are experiencing it and it is a kind of trauma? If you feel more anxious, having obsessive thoughts, irritable with unusual mood outbursts, but exhausted even lethargic at times,…

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Sensory Awareness session (Midlothian)

Thu 5 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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Do you ever wonder what it is like for people with a sensory impairment? Or are you struggling yourself? Duration: 1 week Who is this course for? Unpaid carers who live or care for someone within Midlothian local authority area. Weekly Breakdown This session is a mix of practical exercises and information giving which raises awareness of the issues people face that are living with visual and or hearing impairments. It also provides hints and tips on how to communicate…

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