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Edinburgh Carers’ Hub

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60 Leith Walk
EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND EH6 5HB
www.vocal.org.uk

October 2021

Benefits Q&A (Face to face)

Tue 19 October, 2021 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Edinburgh Carers’ Hub, 60 Leith Walk
EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND EH6 5HB
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Many carers find themselves in the positioning 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 Money Matters team at VOCAL to ask specific questions about benefits and find out what’s available. Duration: 1 week Who is this session for? Carers who are not currently accessing benefits but would like to know more information about what they or the person…

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Introduction to buying and selling on eBay (Face to face)

Thu 28 October, 2021 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Edinburgh Carers’ Hub, 60 Leith Walk
EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND EH6 5HB
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Decluttering, moving home, emptying the home of a loved one who has passed or gone in to 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. Duration: 1 week Who is this session for? This event is open to carers residing in or caring for a person…

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Getting a break from caring (Face to face)

Fri 29 October, 2021 @ 10:30 am - 1:00 pm
Edinburgh Carers’ Hub, 60 Leith Walk
EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND EH6 5HB
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A workshop on options for planning a break from caring. Learn about the support and services available. Duration: 1 week Who is this 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. This event is open to carers residing in or caring for a person in Edinburgh only. Outcomes of this session By the end of the session carers will have: Explored what…

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November 2021

Oral Health Awareness (Face to face)

Thu 4 November, 2021 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Edinburgh Carers’ Hub, 60 Leith Walk
EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND EH6 5HB
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A clean, healthy mouth is fundamental to everybody’s quality of life – come along and learn basic oral care theory along with a practical demonstration. Duration: 1 week 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 Increased awareness of what is needed to support someone to achieve good oral health. Walk away with practical tips and suggestions. Delivered by The Oral Health Improvement…

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Stress management (Face to face)

Fri 5 November, 2021 @ 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. This event is open to carers residing in or caring for a person in Edinburgh only. Outcomes of this session By the end of the session, you will have: Understood what stress is and how it affects the body. Explored…

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Adult Carer Support Plan (Face to face)

Wed 10 November, 2021 @ 12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Edinburgh Carers’ Hub, 60 Leith Walk
EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND EH6 5HB
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Adult carers have the right to a support plan. This workshop will explain what an adult carer support plan is and how you can prepare to create one. Duration: 1 week 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 An understanding of what an adult carer support plan is. Awareness of what needs to be in a carer support plan. Share tips and…

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Generating money with eBay (Face to face)

Thu 11 November, 2021 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Edinburgh Carers’ Hub, 60 Leith Walk
EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND EH6 5HB
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Figured out how the basics of how to buy and sell on eBay? Debbie from Treasure Tree will explain how VOCAL can help you to generate profit for yourself and also be able to give something back. Duration: 1 week Who is this session for? This event is open to carers residing in or caring for a person in Edinburgh only. Also: Carers who just want to know more about Treasure Tree. Carers who have things they would like to…

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Candle making workshop (Face to face)

Wed 17 November, 2021 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Edinburgh Carers’ Hub, 60 Leith Walk
EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND EH6 5HB
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**THIS EVENT IS FULL** Join us for this fun workshop!! Learn the process of candle making, make two candles in your chosen scent to take away and enjoy! Duration: 1 week 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 This workshop will give carers the opportunity for time for themselves, while being creative. You will receive at the workshop: Beginner’s guide to candle…

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Caring for someone with dementia and managing behaviour that challenges (Face to face)

Wed 24 November, 2021 @ 10:30 am - 1:00 pm
Edinburgh Carers’ Hub, 60 Leith Walk
EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND EH6 5HB
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Do you care for someone with dementia? Led by an experienced dementia nurse this session will help you understand and manage behaviour you might find distressing or hard to deal with. Duration: 1 week Who is this 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 late…

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December 2021

Emergency planning (Face to face)

Thu 9 December, 2021 @ 10:30 am - 1:00 pm
Edinburgh Carers’ Hub, 60 Leith Walk
EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND EH6 5HB
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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 session for? This event is open to carers residing in or caring for a person in Edinburgh only. Outcomes of this session By the end of the session carers will have: Explained what an Emergency Plan is and why it’s important to do one. Completed sections of the…

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Coping with the festive season (Face to face)

Thu 16 December, 2021 @ 10:30 am - 1:00 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. This event is open to carers residing in or caring for a person in Edinburgh only. Outcomes of this session…

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Festive Craft Workshop (Face to face)

Fri 17 December, 2021 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Edinburgh Carers’ Hub, 60 Leith Walk
EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND EH6 5HB
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This festive themed workshop will guide you to produce a festive craft. All materials will be provided on the day. Duration: 1 week Who is this 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 session Find time for yourself in lead up to the festive season. All materials and instructions are provided on the day. The craft volunteers will be on hand…

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