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This event is open to carers residing in or caring for a person in Edinburgh only.

Helping carers to explore the meaning and purpose of the feeling of guilt, and manage any guilt they experience.

Objectives

By attending the event carers will have explored;

  • 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

Delivered by

Aga Newsome, Carer Training Officer at VOCAL.Aga has recently joined the team at VOCAL, and comes with over 4 years’ experience of delivering training in the care sector. She runs a number of face to face and online courses for Carers.

Instructions for attending the event

This event will be delivered IN PERSON. Details of the event will be sent to you via email once you have registered. Please note, if you do not get an email with details for the event you have registered for please contact VOCAL on the details below.

There is a limit on the number of spaces for this event. You will be notified if you need to go on the waiting list for this event. Please note that some events require a minimum number for them to run or may be cancelled near the time of the event, we will contact you if this is the case.

This event is open to carers residing in or caring for a person in Edinburgh only.

About the event:

Drop into this session to increase your confidence in using Zoom. VOCAL delivers some of its online training programme via Zoom so coming to the session will let you fully access our other courses.

This session is flexed to meet the needs of those who come onto it so please come with any questions or queries about using Zoom as a participant.

Topics covered could include:

  • How to use the chat function
  • How to answer a poll
  • How to raise a hand
  • Muting and un-muting the microphone
  • Using the video function

Delivered by
Aga Newsome, Carer Training Officer at VOCAL. Aga has recently joined the team at VOCAL, and comes with over 4 years’ experience of delivering training in the care sector. She runs a number of face to face and online courses for carers.

Instructions for joining the event

This event will be delivered ONLINE. Details of how to join the event will be sent you via email once you have registered. Please note, if you do not get an email with Zoom details for the event you have registered for please contact VOCAL on the details below.

There is a limit on the number of spaces for this event. You will be notified if you need to go on the waiting list for this event. Please note that some events require a minimum number for them to run or may be cancelled near the time of the event, we will contact you if this is the case.

This event is open to carers residing in or caring for a person in Edinburgh only.

Led by an experienced dementia nurse, this session is aimed at carers supporting someone in the early or mid-stages of dementia.

Objectives

The following topics will be covered in the session –

  • What dementia is
  • An explanation of the different types of dementia
  • An understanding of diagnosis and treatment
  • The impact of dementia on the person you care for
  • Post diagnostic support
  • How dementia challenges communication

There will be an opportunity to ask questions at the end of the session.

Delivered by

Sarah Linklater, Clare Wallace

Instructions for joining the event

This event will be delivered ONLINE. Details of how to join the event will be sent you via email once you have registered. Please note, if you do not get an email with Zoom details for the event you have registered for please contact VOCAL on the details below.

There is a limit on the number of spaces for this event. You will be notified if you need to go on the waiting list for this event. Please note that some events require a minimum number for them to run or may be cancelled near the time of the event, we will contact you if this is the case.

 

This event is open to carers residing in or caring for a person in Edinburgh only.

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 2 Sessions, Wed 22 June – Wed 29 June

Objectives

By attending the event carers will;

  • Reflect on the changes that have happened in our lives
  • Consider how these changes impact us
  • Find out about the process of loss and how we grieve these changes
  • Tips on how to cope with feelings associated with change

Delivered by

Aga Newsome, Carer Training Officer at VOCAL. Aga has recently joined the team at VOCAL, and comes with over 4 years’ experience of delivering training in the care sector.  She runs a number of face to face and online courses for Carers.

Instructions for joining the event

This event will be delivered ONLINE. Details of how to join the event will be sent you via email once you have registered. Please note, if you do not get an email with Zoom details for the event you have registered for please contact VOCAL on the details below.

There is a limit on the number of spaces for this event. You will be notified if you need to go on the waiting list for this event. Please note that some events require a minimum number for them to run or may be cancelled near the time of the event, we will contact you if this is the case.

This event is open to carers residing in or caring for a person in Edinburgh only.

About the event:

Join us on the longest day of the year, and enjoy the benefits of walking, while meeting other carers for a chat

Delivered by
Aga Newsome, Carer Training Officer at VOCAL. Aga has recently joined the team at VOCAL, and comes with over 4 years’ experience of delivering training in the care sector. She runs a number of face to face and online courses for carers.

Instructions for attending the event

This event will be delivered IN PERSON. Details of the event will be sent to you via email once you have registered. Please note, if you do not get an email with details for the event you have registered for please contact VOCAL on the details below.

There is a limit on the number of spaces for this event. You will be notified if you need to go on the waiting list for this event. Please note that some events require a minimum number for them to run or may be cancelled near the time of the event, we will contact you if this is the case.

 

This event is open to carers residing in or caring for a person in Edinburgh only.

Join us for a chat about all things books! We will choose a book together and meet regularly to have a discussion about what we have read.

Instructions for attending the event

This event will be delivered IN PERSON. Details of the event will be sent to you via email once you have registered. Please note, if you do not get an email with details for the event you have registered for please contact VOCAL on the details below.

There is a limit on the number of spaces for this event. You will be notified if you need to go on the waiting list for this event. Please note that some events require a minimum number for them to run or may be cancelled near the time of the event, we will contact you if this is the case.

This event is open to carers residing in or caring for a person in Edinburgh only.

Self-Directed Support (SDS) is an individual’s legal right to shape and manage their own package of care. This session explains how it works in more detail.

Objectives

By attending the event carers will have;

  • An explanation of Self-Directed Support, who is eligible and process for getting it
  • An overview of the current changes to Self-Directed Support due to Coronavirus
  • Ideas and examples on how to use SDS payments
  • Next steps and further information

Delivered by

Aga Newsome, Carer Training Officer at VOCAL. Aga has recently joined the team at VOCAL, and comes with over 4 years’ experience of delivering training in the care sector.  She runs a number of face to face and online courses for Carers.

Instructions for joining the event

This event will be delivered ONLINE. Details of how to join the event will be sent you via email once you have registered. Please note, if you do not get an email with Zoom details for the event you have registered for please contact VOCAL on the details below.

There is a limit on the number of spaces for this event. You will be notified if you need to go on the waiting list for this event. Please note that some events require a minimum number for them to run or may be cancelled near the time of the event, we will contact you if this is the case.

This event is open to carers residing in or caring for a person in Edinburgh only.

Would you like to find out how to buy and sell on eBay? Debbie from Treasure Tree will explain how VOCAL can help you generate a profit for yourself, and at the same time be able to give something back.

Instructions for joining the event

This event will be delivered ONLINE. Details of how to join the event will be sent you via email once you have registered. Please note, if you do not get an email with Zoom details for the event you have registered for please contact VOCAL on the details below.

There is a limit on the number of spaces for this event. You will be notified if you need to go on the waiting list for this event. Please note that some events require a minimum number for them to run or may be cancelled near the time of the event, we will contact you if this is the case.

This event is open to carers residing in or caring for a person in Edinburgh only.

About the event:

This session explores the wide range digital devices that can support you in your caring role from low to high technology, including Alexa devices and special door bells!

These products and devices allow people to stay independent and safe in their own home and therefore help alleviate some of the stress and worry that comes with caring.

Kathy the Digital Advisor will also have a range of product and devices available on screen to demonstrate.

Delivered by

Kathy Wiles, Digital Dementia Advisor, Innovations & Development , Alzheimer Scotland

Instructions for attending the event

This event will be delivered IN PERSON. Details of the event will be sent to you via email once you have registered. Please note, if you do not get an email with details for the event you have registered for please contact VOCAL on the details below.

There is a limit on the number of spaces for this event. You will be notified if you need to go on the waiting list for this event. Please note that some events require a minimum number for them to run or may be cancelled near the time of the event, we will contact you if this is the case.

*** This event is now full and we are now operating a waiting list.  If you wish to put your name on the waiting list, please email: carertraining@vocal.org.uk ***

 

 

Come along to learn about Aromatherapy, and how to use essential oils to assist you and your child in stress relief and relaxation. You will have the opportunity to make your own.

Instructions for attending the event

This event will be delivered IN PERSON. Details of the event will be sent to you via email once you have registered. Please note, if you do not get an email with details for the event you have registered for please contact VOCAL on the details below.

There is a limit on the number of spaces for this event. You will be notified if you need to go on the waiting list for this event. Please note that some events require a minimum number for them to run or may be cancelled near the time of the event, we will contact you if this is the case.