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January 2022

Stress Management

Wed 26 January, 2022 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm

Every day carers tell us how stressed they are feeling. This can be due to lots of reasons but can have a huge impact on their overall health and wellbeing. In this course, learn more about stress and its impact and develop techniques to plan for and manage the symptoms of stress. Who is this online session for? This event is open to carers residing in or caring for a person in Edinburgh only. Carers who would like to reflect…

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Candle Making

Wed 26 January, 2022 @ 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Edinburgh Carers’ Hub, 60 Leith Walk
EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND EH6 5HB
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**This event is now fully booked**   Introduction: Join us for this fun workshop.  Learn the process of candle making, make two candles in your chosen scent to take away and enjoy! Who is this session for? This event is open to carers residing in or caring for a person in Edinburgh only. Outcomes of the session: This workshop will give carers the opportunity for time for themselves, while being creative. You will receive at the workshop: Beginner's guide to…

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Parent peer support group (Midlothian)

Wed 26 January, 2022 @ 7:15 pm - 9:00 pm

Join VOCAL Midlothian staff & Lothian Centre for Inclusive Living (LCiL) staff and other parent carers for a cuppa and chat, and some ‘ME’ time. Who is this online session for? This event is open to parent carers residing in or caring for a person in Midlothian. Outcomes of this online session Have some ‘ME’ time. Meet and chat with other carers. Share and exchange knowledge with others. Time for yourself to enhance your own health & wellbeing. Delivered by…

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Room for Art

Thu 27 January, 2022 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

VOCAL is pleased to welcome Room for Art sessions to VOCAL. Join Heather, an artist from Room for Art, for eight art workshops via the comfort of your own home. Art packs will be provided to you prior to the course starting and over the weeks you will be guided to produce art works. Duration: 8 weeks (27th January - 17th March) Who is this online session for? This event is open to carers residing in or caring for a…

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Carer craft group (Midlothian)

Thu 27 January, 2022 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

Join other carers to make your craft pack and enjoy a blether whilst doing so! No previous experience or skills are required. Craft packs provided prior to the session. Instructions are provided on the day. Who is this online session for? This event is open to carers residing in or caring for a person in Midlothian. Outcomes of this online session Have some ‘ME’ time. Meet and chat with other carers. Time for yourself to enhance your own health &…

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Making money from your hobby

Thu 27 January, 2022 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

You may have a hobby, interest or make things such as crafts or cakes, that people have told you it’s “so good, you should sell that”. This workshop will help you discover how you can turn that hobby into some extra income. 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, you will have gained an…

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Understanding Parkinsons

Thu 27 January, 2022 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Do you are care for someone with Parkinsons? This course gives you the opportunity to learn about the condition, share how it impacts you as a carer, and meet other carers. Duration: 2 weeks (27th January & 3rd February) Who is this online session for? This event is open to carers residing in or caring for a person in Edinburgh. Outcomes of this online session By attending this block of Parkinsons courses, carers will: Know more about Parkinsons. Be able…

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Dealing with guilt (Midlothian)

Thu 27 January, 2022 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

A session to support carers to explore the meaning and purpose of guilt and how to better manage the guilt often experienced with caring. Who is this online session for? This event is open to carers residing in or caring for a person in Midlothian. Outcomes of this online session The definition and purpose of guilt. The reasons why carers feel guilt and how it affects them. Tips and ideas on reducing feelings of guilt. Meet other carers. Share and…

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Basic first aid for carers

Mon 31 January, 2022 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

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

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CV Workshop

Mon 31 January, 2022 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

Are you looking to explore new employment opportunities? Come along to this workshop discuss best practice and top CV tips. Duration: 2 weeks (31st January & 7th February) 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 course carers will have: Increased awareness of own skills and strengths. Build confidence in creating strong CVs. Delivered by Aga…

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Midlothian Guided Meditation/Relaxation Session

Mon 31 January, 2022 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Relax and unwind with a guided meditation/relaxation session online via Zoom. Who is this online session for? This event is open to carers residing in or caring for a person in Midlothian. Outcomes of this online session By the end of the guided meditation/relaxation session carers will: ‘ME’ time. Feel relaxed. Time for yourself to enhance your own health & wellbeing. Delivered by Alison Hughes, Voluntary Therapist. Joining Instructions This course will be delivered online. Details of how to join…

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February 2022

Fire safety talk

Tue 1 February, 2022 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am

This talk delivered by Fire Scotland provides important information about fire safety in your own home and the home of the person you care for. 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 talk, carers will have more information on thinking about a fire escape plan and provide information about smoke, heat and carbon monoxide alarms…

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Beginners guide to eBay

Tue 1 February, 2022 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Decluttering, moving home, emptying the home of a loved one who has passed or gone into 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. Who is this online session for? This event is open to carers residing in or caring for a person in Edinburgh only.…

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Poetry appreciation

Wed 2 February, 2022 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Explore poetry collections featuring three Scottish poets and a sample of their happier poems. Join other carers to have a discussion about these poems. No previous experience required, just an interest in poetry. Duration: 4 weeks (2nd - 23rd February) 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 Take time out from your caring role to escape into the world of…

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Money Matters (Midlothian)

Thu 3 February, 2022 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Join us and other carers for a cuppa and learn about the support that is available to help manage finances for you and the person you care for. Topics include Power of Attorney and welfare rights. Who is this online session for? This event is open to carers residing in or caring for a person in Midlothian. Outcomes of this online session Learn about the support available to you to help manage money. Meet and chat with other carers. Share…

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Basic Benefits

Thu 3 February, 2022 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Many carers find themselves in the position 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 Carer Support Practitioner team at VOCAL to ask specific questions about benefits and find out what’s available. Who is this online session for? This event is open to carers residing in or caring for a person in Edinburgh only. Carers who are not currently…

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Dealing with loss (Face to face)

Fri 4 February, 2022 @ 11:00 am - 1:30 pm
Edinburgh Carers’ Hub, 60 Leith Walk
EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND EH6 5HB
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Carers often deal with many losses throughout their experience of caring and don’t get the opportunity or space to reflect and talk about them. In this session you will learn more about the process of loss (including bereavement) and how to find ways of accepting and navigating emotions. Who is this session for? This event is open to carers residing in or caring for a person in Edinburgh only. Carers who would like to explore and come to terms with…

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Getting a break from caring

Sat 5 February, 2022 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

A workshop on options for planning a break from caring. Learn about the support and services available. Who is this online session for? This event is open to carers residing in or caring for a person in Edinburgh only. 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 By the end of the session carers will have: Explored what a…

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Nutrition for older people (Midlothian)

Mon 7 February, 2022 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm

An introduction to the key concepts of good nutrition for you and the person you care for. Who is this online session for? This event is open to carers residing in or caring for a person in Midlothian. Outcomes of this online session Increase your knowledge and confidence in your caring role. Understand what to look for, to be able to make positive nutrition choices. Meet and chat with other carers. Share and exchange knowledge with others. Delivered by Charmaine…

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Dealing with anger (Face to face)

Tue 8 February, 2022 @ 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. 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. Delivered by Aga…

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