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

When: Monday 12 August, 11am – 12pm

About the event: 

Catch up with other carers and discuss techniques and strategies that can help with self-regulation and coping with difficulties.

Delivered by: 

Jeanne-Marie Lee, Carer Training Officer at VOCAL. 

Instructions for joining:

This event will be delivered ONLINE. Details of how to join the event will be sent to 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.   

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. 

Booking info: 

If this event is showing as full, please email carertraining@vocal.org.uk or call 0808 196 6666 and we will add you to our waiting list and contact you if a space becomes available. 

Online bookings end 24 hours prior to the event. If you wish to attend and book within this time, please call 0808 196 6666 or email carertraining@vocal.org.uk. 

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

When: Wednesday 21 August, 6:30pm – 7:30pm

About the event: 

Join us to practice mindfulness with others in a supportive and communal setting. Meeting monthly, the session offers a unique experience that can deepen your practice and provide a sense of connectedness. This group is open to anyone, whether you’re looking for a space to practice or are a beginner.

Delivered by: 

 Carole Sleight, Carer Support Practitioner at VOCAL Midlothian.

Instructions for attending:

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.  

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. 

Booking info: 

If this event is showing as full, please email carertraining@vocal.org.uk or call 0808 196 6666 and we will add you to our waiting list and contact you if a space becomes available. 

Online bookings end 24 hours prior to the event. If you wish to attend and book within this time, please call 0808 196 6666 or email carertraining@vocal.org.uk. 

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

When: Thursday 19 September, 1pm – 2pm

About the event: 

Catch up with other carers and discuss techniques and strategies that can help with self-regulation and coping with difficulties.

Delivered by: 

Jeanne-Marie Lee, Carer Training Officer at VOCAL. 

Instructions for joining:

This event will be delivered ONLINE. Details of how to join the event will be sent to 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.   

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. 

Booking info: 

If this event is showing as full, please email carertraining@vocal.org.uk or call 0808 196 6666 and we will add you to our waiting list and contact you if a space becomes available. 

Online bookings end 24 hours prior to the event. If you wish to attend and book within this time, please call 0808 196 6666 or email carertraining@vocal.org.uk. 

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

When: Tuesday 3 September, 11am – 12pm

About the event: 

Information about welfare benefits available to carers and those they care for who are of retirement age. 

Delivered by: 

Andy Egerton, Senior Carer Support Practitioner at VOCAL.

Instructions for joining:

This event will be delivered ONLINE. Details of how to join the event will be sent to 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.   

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. 

Booking info: 

If this event is showing as full, please email carertraining@vocal.org.uk or call 0808 196 6666 and we will add you to our waiting list and contact you if a space becomes available. 

Online bookings end 24 hours prior to the event. If you wish to attend and book within this time, please call 0808 196 6666 or email carertraining@vocal.org.uk. 

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

When: Monday 29 July, 2pm – 3:30pm

About the event: 

Find out more about Adult Carer Support Plans including how to get one, what information is included and why they are important.

As of April 2018, The Carers Act stipulates that all adult carers have the right to an Adult Carer Support Plan. An Adult Carer Support Plan helps you to think about what support you might need in your caring role. The plan sets out any needs you have and how they will be met.

By the end of this session we will have:

  • Discussed what an ACSP is and why it’s important to have one
  • Looked in detail at the sections of the ACSP
  • Discussed who to share it with, when to review it and where to keep it
  • Planned your next steps and where to get further help

Delivered by: 

Jeanne-Marie Lee, Carer Training Officer and Wendy Brooks, Senior Carer Support Practitioner at VOCAL.

Instructions for  

This event will be delivered ONLINE. Details of how to join the event will be sent to 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.   

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. 

Booking info: 

If this event is showing as full, please email carertraining@vocal.org.uk or call 0808 196 6666 and we will add you to our waiting list and contact you if a space becomes available. 

Online bookings end 24 hours prior to the event. If you wish to attend and book within this time, please call 0808 196 6666 or email carertraining@vocal.org.uk. 

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

When: Thursday 1 August, 10:30am – 12pm

About the event: 

A face-to-face practical introductory session, led by a British Red Cross professional, covering common first aid techniques. No previous experience is needed. 

Learn a range of skills on this course to help you in a first aid emergency.

Delivered by: 

Stephanie Wilson, Community Education Coordinator at British Red Cross.

Instructions for attending:

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.  

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. 

Booking info: 

If this event is showing as full, please email carertraining@vocal.org.uk or call 0808 196 6666 and we will add you to our waiting list and contact you if a space becomes available. 

Online bookings end 24 hours prior to the event. If you wish to attend and book within this time, please call 0808 196 6666 or email carertraining@vocal.org.uk. 

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

When: Monday 5 August, 5:45pm – 7:15pm

About the event: 

We will explore the meaning and purpose of feeling guilt, and how to manage any guilt you experience.

This session will explore:

  • The reasons why carers feel guilt
  • How it affects them
  • Tips and ideas on reducing feelings of guilt
  • Managing wellbeing over the longer term

Delivered by: 

Jeanne-Marie Lee, Carer Training Officer at VOCAL.

Instructions for joining:

This event will be delivered ONLINE. Details of how to join the event will be sent to 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.   

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. 

Booking info: 

If this event is showing as full, please email carertraining@vocal.org.uk or call 0808 196 6666 and we will add you to our waiting list and contact you if a space becomes available. 

Online bookings end 24 hours prior to the event. If you wish to attend and book within this time, please call 0808 196 6666 or email carertraining@vocal.org.uk. 

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

When: Monday 22 July, 5:45pm – 6:45pm

About the event:

Catch up with other carers and discuss techniques and strategies that can help with self-regulation and coping with difficulties.

Delivered by:

Jeanne-Marie Lee, Carer Training Officer at VOCAL.

Instructions for joining:

This event will be delivered ONLINE. Details of how to join the event will be sent to 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. 

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. 

Booking info:

If this event is showing as full, please email carertraining@vocal.org.uk or call 0808 196 6666 and we will add you to our waiting list and contact you if a space becomes available. 

Online bookings end 24 hours prior to the event. If you wish to attend and book within this time, please call 0808 196 6666 or email carertraining@vocal.org.uk.

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

When: Thursday 18 July, 11am – 1pm

About the event:

In this workshop, Makiko will walk you through making decorative tulip lights. Suitable for beginners and all materials will be provided. Origami, meaning folding paper in Japanese, is a simple yet fun and creative activity that anyone can participate in.

Delivered by:

Makiko Konishi. Makiko is an origami artist living in Edinburgh.

Instructions for attending:

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. 

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. 

Booking info:

If this event is showing as full, please email carertraining@vocal.org.uk or call 0808 196 6666 and we will add you to our waiting list and contact you if a space becomes available. 

Online bookings end 24 hours prior to the event. If you wish to attend and book within this time, please call 0808 196 6666 or email carertraining@vocal.org.uk.

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

When: Thursday 25 July, 1pm – 2pm

About the event:

Join us for a chat about all things books! We will choose a book together, and meet regularly to discuss what we have read. In this session, we will explore The Island of Missing Trees by Elif Shafak.

By attending the event, carers will:

  • Have an opportunity to meet others who enjoy reading
  • Explore different books that you may not have considered reading before
  • Hear other people’s thoughts about the book we read, to gain new perspectives and ideas.

Delivered by:

Jeanne-Marie Lee, Carer Training Officer at VOCAL.

Instructions for joining:

This event will be delivered ONLINE. Details of how to join the event will be sent to 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. 

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. 

Booking info:

If this event is showing as full, please email carertraining@vocal.org.uk or call 0808 196 6666 and we will add you to our waiting list and contact you if a space becomes available. 

Online bookings end 24 hours prior to the event. If you wish to attend and book within this time, please call 0808 196 6666 or email carertraining@vocal.org.uk.