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Understanding dementia

Online , United Kingdom

This event is open to carers residing in or caring for a person in Edinburgh only. When: Thursday 30 May, 10am - 12pm. About the event:   Led by an experienced dementia nurse, this session is aimed at carers supporting someone in the early or mid-stages of dementia. Do you care for someone with dementia? This session... Read More

Parent carers: Understanding neurodiversity

Online , United Kingdom

This event is open to carers residing in or caring for a person in Edinburgh only. When: Thursday 30 May, 6pm - 7:30pm. About the event:   Join Rhona McAlpine, Occupational Therapist, for an introduction to the neurodiversity paradigm. Rhona will discuss an approach that validates individual lived experience and identifies strengths and support needs. Suitable for... Read More

Getting your voice heard

Online , United Kingdom

This event is open to carers residing in or caring for a person in Edinburgh only. When: Monday 3 July, 11am - 12:30pm. About the event:   Do you feel worried about speaking up and advocating for yourself or the person you’re caring for? Would you like to feel confident communicating in meetings and difficult situations? Join... Read More

Pilates *fully booked*

Online , United Kingdom

This event is open to carers residing in or caring for a person in Edinburgh only. When: Monday 3 June - Monday 24 June, 5pm - 5:45pm. About the event:   Join our Pilates instructor Janine, who uses the original principles of Pilates. You will be given the opportunity to lengthen and strengthen your body using... Read More

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SMART Home visit

Edinburgh Community Rehabilitation and Support Service 62 Longstone Street, Edinburgh, United Kingdom

This event is open to carers residing in or caring for a person in Edinburgh only. When: Tuesday 4 June, 10:30am - 12pm. About the event:   Visit the SMART Home at Edinburgh Community Rehabilitation Support Service and see how you or someone you care for could benefit from smart home technology that supports safe and independent... Read More

Caring dads

Online , United Kingdom

This event is open to carers residing in or caring for a person in Edinburgh only. When: Tuesday 4 June, 6pm - 7:30pm. About the event:   Led by Mark from Fast Forward, this interactive session is for dads who are caring for their child, offering a supportive space to share experiences and learn. Whether you're seeking... Read More

Getting a break from caring

Edinburgh Carers' Hub 60 Leith Walk, EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND

This event is open to carers residing in or caring for a person in Edinburgh only. When: Wednesday 5 June, 11am - 12:30pm. About the event:   A workshop on options for planning a break from caring. Learn about the support and services available. By the end of the session carers will have: - Explored what a... Read More

Working carers workshop

Online , United Kingdom

This event is open to carers residing in or caring for a person in Edinburgh and Midlothian. When: Wednesday 5 June, 7pm - 8pm. About the event:   Juggling work and care is challenging. Working carers are invited to join VOCAL for a short workshop to discuss issues that matter most to you, and meet other working... Read More

Future planning: An introduction to writing your will

Online , United Kingdom

This event is open to carers residing in or caring for a person in Edinburgh and Midlothian. When: Thursday 6 June, 1pm - 2pm. About the event:   This session will talk you through the reasons why it is important to make a will and demonstrate how to do it using the Bequeathed Will for Good Service.... Read More

Parent carers: A neurodiverse affirming approach

Online , United Kingdom

This event is open to carers residing in or caring for a person in Edinburgh only. When: Thursday 6 June, 6pm - 7.30pm About the event:   Join Occupational Therapist Rhona McAlpine to discuss individual differences rather than deficit in neurodiversity. Learn how we can focus on changes to the environment rather than attempt to ‘fix’ the... Read More

Everyday technology for dementia care

Online , United Kingdom

This event is open to carers residing in or caring for a person in Edinburgh only. When: Monday 10 June, 11am - 12pm. About the event:   This session will be a lively tour of some digital devices that people living with dementia and their carers are finding useful. Delivered by: Kathy Wiles, Digital Dementia Advisor at... Read More

Parent carers: Discussing puberty and managing change with young people with a learning disability

Online , United Kingdom

This event is open to carers residing in or caring for a person in Edinburgh only. When: Monday 10 June, 6pm - 8pm. About the event:   Join Corrie Mclean in this informal workshop for a gentle introduction to sexual health. We will focus on the importance of acknowledging a young person's sexuality as part of their... Read More

Retirement benefits

Online , United Kingdom

This event is open to carers residing in or caring for a person in Edinburgh only. When: Tuesday 11 June, 12pm - 1pm. About the event:   Information about welfare benefits available to carers and the people that they care for who are of retirement age. Delivered by: Andy Egerton, Senior Carer Support Practitioner at Vocal. Instructions... Read More

Talking about loss

Edinburgh Carers' Hub 60 Leith Walk, EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND

This event is open to carers residing in or caring for a person in Edinburgh only. When: Tuesday 11 June, 1:30pm - 3pm. About the event:   Learn more about the process of loss and how to find ways of accepting and navigating emotions. Delivered by: Jeanne-Marie Lee, Carer Training Officer at VOCAL Instructions for attending the... Read More

Royal Botanic Garden Cottage visit

Botanic gardens Arboretum Place, Edinburgh

This event is open to carers residing in or caring for a person in Edinburgh only. When: Wednesday 12 June, 10:30am - 12:30pm. About the event:   Join us in the historic Botanic Cottage to explore the spring garden, pick fresh herbs, drink tea and have a blether. Hear all about the restoration of the glasshouses which... Read More

Parent carers: Enable Works for jobseekers with learning disabilities

Online , United Kingdom

This event is open to carers residing in or caring for a person in Edinburgh only. When: Wednesday 12 June, 6pm - 7pm. About the event:   Join Luke from Enable Works who will be presenting information on their All In Edinburgh and Next Steps programmes which support individuals over the age of 16 with learning disabilities... Read More

Stress and distress in dementia

Online , United Kingdom

This event is open to carers residing in or caring for a person in Edinburgh only. When: Thursday 13 June, 10am - 12pm. About the event:   Led by an experienced dementia nurse, this session will help you understand and manage behaviour you might find distressing, or hard to deal with. Delivered by: Mary Clancy, Specialist Dementia... Read More

Skills Development Scotland

Online , United Kingdom

This event is open to carers residing in or caring for a person in Edinburgh only. When: Thursday 13 June, 12pm - 1pm. About the event:   Join Skills Development Scotland to find out how they can support you, as a carer, into employment, training or education. Skills Development Scotland is the national body supporting the people... Read More

Adult Carer Support Plans

Edinburgh Carers' Hub 60 Leith Walk, EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND

This event is open to carers residing in or caring for a person in Edinburgh only. When: Friday 21 June, 11am - 12:30pm. About the event:   Find out more about Adult Carer Support Plans including how to get one, what information is included and why it is important to complete one. As of April 2018, The... Read More

Coping strategies

Edinburgh Carers' Hub 60 Leith Walk, EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND

This event is open to carers residing in or caring for a person in Edinburgh only. When: Wednesday 26 June, 10am - 11:30am. About the event:   Caring for someone can be challenging. Learn more about the impact of caring on your emotional wellbeing and how to develop strategies to self-regulate and cope with difficulties. Delivered by:... Read More