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February 2021

An Introduction to Self Direct Support

Tue 23 February, 2021 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Self-Directed Support (SDS) is an individual’s legal right to shape & manage their own package of care. This session explains how it works in more detail. Duration: 1 week Who is this online session for? Anyone who already have Self-Directed Support or you think they should be entitled to it. 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, we will have:…

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Introduction to caring in Edinburgh

Wed 24 February, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

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 (24th February, 3rd & 10th March) 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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Peer Support for Parents & Carers (February)(Midlothian)

Wed 24 February, 2021 @ 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. Outcomes of this online session This session is relaxed and friendly and an opportunity to meet with other parent carers where you can share, learn and support each other. At the…

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Online Midlothian Craft group (February)

Thu 25 February, 2021 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

These sessions will guide you to produce crafts. No previous experience or skills are required, and all materials are provided and sent out to your home. 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. This event is open to carers residing in or caring for a person in Midlothian local authority area only. Weekly Breakdown Find time for…

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Tackling loneliness digitally

Fri 26 February, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

This Red Cross workshop aims to give carers the opportunity to speak openly about how it might feel to be lonely or isolated, and to learn skills to help others who may be feeling the same. Duration: 1 week Who is this online session for? For carers who are or have experienced loneliness or would like to support someone who is lonely. This event is open to carers residing in or caring for a person in Edinburgh only. Outcomes of…

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March 2021

Vision Boards workshop

Tue 2 March, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

Create a personalised vision board. This creative, reflective, and fun process can help you clarify your goals, maintain focus, and have a visual picture of what you are working towards. Duration: 4 weeks (2nd, 9th, 16th & 23rd March) Who is this online session for? Carers who would: Like to learn the what, why and how of creating a vision board. Like a little time for themselves to be able to dream again with like-minded peers. Like to gain a…

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Stress Management (1 week)

Thu 4 March, 2021 @ 10:30 am - 1:00 pm
Edinburgh Carers’ Hub, 60 Leith Walk
EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND EH6 5HB
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Learn more about stress and its impact and develop techniques to plan for and manage the symptoms of stress. Duration: 1 week Who is this session for? Carers who would like to reflect on and explore their relationship with stress. Outcomes of this session By the end of the session, you will have: Understood what stress is and how it affects the body. Explored what causes you stress. Discussed the impact of stress on you. Collated ideas and shared tips…

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Stress Management (2 weeks)

Fri 5 March, 2021 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am

Learn more about stress and its impact and develop techniques to plan for and manage the symptoms of stress. Duration: 2 weeks (5th & 12th March) Who is this online session for? Carers who would like to reflect on and explore their relationship with stress. Outcomes of this online session By the end of the session, you will have: Understood what stress is and how it affects the body. Explored what causes you stress. Discussed the impact of stress on…

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Basic Benefits

Thu 11 March, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

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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Dealing with anger

Thu 11 March, 2021 @ 10:30 am - 1:00 pm
Edinburgh Carers’ Hub, 60 Leith Walk
EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND EH6 5HB
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This workshop helps us to reflect on, process, and develop coping strategies for feelings of anger. 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 We will: Discuss the role and purpose of anger. Look at the reasons why carers feel anger or frustration. Explore anger through the ABC model. Share how to develop healthy and positive ways to manage anger.…

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Caring for someone with Dementia and managing behaviour that challenges

Fri 12 March, 2021 @ 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 lessen them or cope with them. This session is aimed at someone who has mid to…

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Dealing with Anger (On zoom)

Wed 17 March, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

This workshop helps us to reflect on, process, and develop coping strategies for feelings of anger. Duration: 3 weeks (17th, 24th & 31st March) Who is this online session for? Carers who at times feel angry or frustrated. This event is open to carers residing in or caring for a person in Edinburgh only. Outcomes of this online session In Weeks 1 and 2 we will: Discuss the role and purpose of anger. Look at the reasons why carers feel…

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Changing Relationships

Thu 18 March, 2021 @ 10:30 am - 1:00 pm
Edinburgh Carers’ Hub, 60 Leith Walk
EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND EH6 5HB
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This workshop helps carers understand how relationships work, what they mean to us, and how caring affects them. Duration: 1 week Who is this session for? Carers who would like the time to reflect on their relationships with the person they care for, family and friends. 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 we will have: Looked at relationships and how…

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Don’t lose sleep over it

Fri 19 March, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

Carers often struggle to get enough sleep and coping with the impact of coronavirus has made it even harder for many to get a good night's sleep. In this session you will get a better understanding of your sleep difficulties and learn some simple ways to improve your sleep. Duration: 1 week Who is this online session for? Any carer who is struggling to get quality sleep. This event is open to carers residing in or caring for a person…

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Changing Relationships (On zoom)

Fri 19 March, 2021 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

This workshop helps carers understand how relationships work, what they mean to us, and how caring affects them. Duration: 1 week Who is this online session for? Carers who would like the time to reflect on their relationships with the person they care for, family and friends. 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 we will have: Looked at relationships…

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Virtual Coffee Morning (March)(Midlothian)

Tue 23 March, 2021 @ 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. Outcomes of this online session Join us via Zoom for our virtual coffee morning; grab a cuppa and biscuit and take some time for you. VOCAL staff will also join and can answer any questions or queries you may have. This is a great opportunity to…

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Just Sing! (March)

Tue 23 March, 2021 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Singalong to all your old favourites from the privacy and safety of your home. All (and no) levels of talent welcome. Requests encouraged! Duration: 1 week Who is this online session for? Carers who would like a short break from their caring role to have a good sing with other carers. This event is open to carers residing in or caring for a person in Edinburgh only. Outcomes of this online session By coming along to just sing you will…

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Learn to Zoom! (March)

Wed 24 March, 2021 @ 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. This event is open to carers residing in or caring for a person in Edinburgh…

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Basic first aid for carers

Thu 25 March, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

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 online session for? Carers who would like to understand what to do in the event of an accident or injury in the home. This event is open to carers residing in or caring for a…

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Online Midlothian Craft group (March)

Thu 25 March, 2021 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

These sessions will guide you to produce crafts. No previous experience or skills are required, and all materials are provided and sent out to your home. 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. This event is open to carers residing in or caring for a person in Midlothian local authority area only. Weekly Breakdown Find time for…

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