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October 2020

Supporting someone to make decisions

Fri 16 October, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

A session to look at formal methods of supporting someone who is unable to or has difficulty making decisions themselves, including Power of Attorney and Guardianship. Duration: 1 week Who is this online session for? Carers of adults who are supporting someone who struggles with decisions making perhaps due to learning disability, brain injury, stroke or dementia. Outcomes of this online session Explore the reasons behind supporting someone else with their decision-making. Discuss the process of Power of Attorney. Discuss…

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Dealing with Loss

Tue 27 October, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

In this session you will learn more about the process of loss (including bereavement) and how to find ways of accepting and navigating emotions.  Duration: 1 week Who is this online session for? Carers who would like to explore and come to terms with any losses they have experienced. Outcomes of this online session By the end of the session you will have will explored loss, grief and their connection, different types of losses including those associated with losses associated with being a…

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Evening Carer Relaxation Session (October)

Wed 28 October, 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Enjoy a virtual relaxation session – de-stress, switch-off, rejuvenate and relax with Alison, a Yoga instructor and complimentary therapist. Duration: 1 week Who is this online session for? Any carer who would like to take the time to relax and focus on their own wellbeing. Outcomes of this online session De-stress, switch-off, rejuvenate and relax. Make time for you, introduce some more self care into your life, press the pause button and enjoy guided visualisations, release the breath and sink…

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Stress Management (October)

Thu 29 October, 2020 @ 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 the session Understand what stress is and how it affects the body. Explore what causes you stress. Discuss the impact of stress on you. Collate ideas and shared tips on how to manage stress. Delivered by Rebecca Caulfield,…

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Understanding Dementia

Fri 30 October, 2020 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

Do you care for someone with dementia? Led by an experienced dementia nurse this session will help you understand the basics of dementia and some of the challenges that come with the condition. There will be an opportunity to be able ask questions. Duration: 1 week Who is this online session for? Led by an experienced dementia nurse this session is aimed at carers supporting someone in the early or mid-stages of dementia. Outcomes of this online session The following…

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November 2020

Preparing for winter

Tue 3 November, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

Find out about support and services available to you and the person you care for in winter. Duration: 2 weeks (3rd & 10th November) Who is this online session for? Any carer who would like more information on some of the support available to help cope with the colder/winter months. Outcomes of this online session By the end of the session the following topics will be covered: Week 1: We will focus on energy efficiency with hot water and heating.…

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Stress Management (November)

Wed 4 November, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

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 online session for? Carers who would like to reflect on and explore their relationship with stress. Outcomes of this online session Understand what stress is and how it affects the body. Explore what causes you stress. Discuss the impact of stress on you. Collate ideas and shared tips on how to manage stress. Delivered by…

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Evening Carer Relaxation Session (4th November)

Wed 4 November, 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Enjoy a virtual relaxation session – de-stress, switch-off, rejuvenate and relax with Alison, a Yoga instructor and complimentary therapist. Duration: 1 week Who is this online session for? Any carer who would like to take the time to relax and focus on their own wellbeing. Outcomes of this online session De-stress, switch-off, rejuvenate and relax. Make time for you, introduce some more self care into your life, press the pause button and enjoy guided visualisations, release the breath and sink…

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Room for Art (At home)

Thu 5 November, 2020 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

VOCAL is pleased to welcome Room for Art sessions back, this time on an online format. Join Heather, an artist from Room for Art, for six 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: 6 weeks (5th November - 10th December) Who is this online session for? This course is for any carers who…

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Basic First Aid for carers

Tue 10 November, 2020 @ 10:00 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. 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. Outcomes of this online session This online session will teach carers how…

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Evening Carer Relaxation Session (11th November)

Wed 11 November, 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Enjoy a virtual relaxation session – de-stress, switch-off, rejuvenate and relax with Alison, a Yoga instructor and complimentary therapist. Duration: 1 week Who is this online session for? Any carer who would like to take the time to relax and focus on their own wellbeing. Outcomes of this online session De-stress, switch-off, rejuvenate and relax. Make time for you, introduce some more self care into your life, press the pause button and enjoy guided visualisations, release the breath and sink…

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Learn how to Zoom! (November)

Thu 12 November, 2020 @ 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. Outcomes of this online session This session is flexed to meet the needs of those…

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Coping with change (13th November)

Fri 13 November, 2020 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Edinburgh Carers’ Hub, 60 Leith Walk
EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND EH6 5HB
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This session explores what has changed, the process we go through when things change and how to cope with these changes in this challenging time. Duration: 1 week Who is this session for? Any carer who would like to reflect on the changes that have occurred to their life and to the person they care for. Outcomes of this session Reflect on the changes that have happened in our lives. Consider how these changes impact us. Find out about the…

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Coping with change (18th November)

Wed 18 November, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

This session explores what has changed in your life since caring, the process we go through when things change and how to cope with these changes in this challenging time. Duration: 1 week Who is this online session for? Any carer who would like to reflect on the changes that have occurred to their life and to the person they care for. Outcomes of this online session Reflect on the changes that have happened in our lives. Consider how these…

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Evening Carer Relaxation Session (18th November)

Wed 18 November, 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Enjoy a virtual relaxation session – de-stress, switch-off, rejuvenate and relax with Alison, a Yoga instructor and complimentary therapist. Duration: 1 week Who is this online session for? Any carer who would like to take the time to relax and focus on their own wellbeing. Outcomes of this online session De-stress, switch-off, rejuvenate and relax. Make time for you, introduce some more self care into your life, press the pause button and enjoy guided visualisations, release the breath and sink…

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Caring for someone with dementia and managing behaviour that challenges

Fri 20 November, 2020 @ 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 less them or cope with them. This session is aimed at someone who has mid to…

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Basic Benefits

Tue 24 November, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

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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Getting a break from caring

Thu 26 November, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

A workshop on options for planning a break from caring. Learn about the support and services available. Duration: 1 week Who is this online 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. Outcomes of this online session Explore what a break from caring means to you and why it’s so important for you to get a break. List what breaks are available…

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December 2020

Learn how to Zoom! (December)

Tue 1 December, 2020 @ 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. Outcomes of this online session This session is flexed to meet the needs of those…

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Emergency Planning

Thu 3 December, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

A workshop on options for planning for an emergency. You will be supported to write a personalised Emergency Plan, which is important now more than ever. Duration: 1 week Who is this online session for? This course is for anyone caring for someone with concerns about what would happen in an emergency during the COVID-19 pandemic and afterwards. Outcomes of this online session Explain what an Emergency Plan is and why its important to do one. Complete sections of the…

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Reflection session – telling your story

Tue 8 December, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Take time to reflect with other carers on how this will be a pivotal moment in history. Think about how the lasting effects COVID-19 (and the social changes that will come from it) will change us. Life might never be the same again. How do we share that story, learn from it and let it shape who we are? Duration: 1 week Who is this online session for? Carers who would like to take the time out of their caring…

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Festive Craft workshop

Wed 9 December, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Join us for this special online festive workshop. You will be guided to produce a festive themed craft. All materials and instructions are provided and sent out to your home prior to the session. 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. Outcomes of this online session Find time for yourself in the lead up to the festive…

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‘Everything you know about addiction is wrong’ Video and Discussion Group

Wed 9 December, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Watch a short TED talk on understanding addiction and take part in a facilitated discussion. Duration: 1 week Who is this online session for? For people affected by another’s drug or alcohol use. Outcomes of this online session Learn about a new way of thinking about addiction based on the idea of people’s need for bonding and connection. After watching a short video we will conduct a facilitated discussion to consider how the ideas in the video relates to your…

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Surviving the festive period as a carer (11th December)

Fri 11 December, 2020 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Edinburgh Carers’ Hub, 60 Leith Walk
EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND EH6 5HB
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The festive time can be difficult for carers. Share experiences and find out what support and services are available during this period. Duration: 1 week Who is this session for? Any carer who would like to reflect on the festive period and the changes that have happened since caring and some of the changes that may need to be made. Outcomes of this session Explore your feelings/emotions as we head into the festive period. Discuss how this impacts on you…

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Surviving the festive period as a carer (16th December)

Wed 16 December, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

The festive time can be difficult for carers. Share experiences and find out what support and services are available during this period. Duration: 1 week Who is this online session for? Any carer who would like to reflect on the festive period and the changes that have happened since caring and some of the changes that may need to be made. Outcomes of this online session Explore your feelings/emotions as we head into the festive period. Discuss how this impacts…

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