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Edinburgh Carers’ Hub

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60 Leith Walk
EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND EH6 5HB
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May 2019

Stress Management (Carers Hub)

Wed 15 May, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Edinburgh Carers’ Hub, 60 Leith Walk
EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND EH6 5HB
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Modern life can be stressful and caring roles particularly so. Many carers can find it difficult to manage stress levels which can have negative effects. Duration: 1 week Who is this course for? Carers who would like to reflect on and explore their relationship with stress. Weekly Breakdown This session is designed to help carers to understand stress and its impact, stress triggers, develop techniques to plan for and manage stressful situations. What carers will get from this course Identified…

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Caring for a child with additional needs and thinking about behaviour

Thu 16 May, 2019 @ 10:30 am - 1:00 pm
Edinburgh Carers’ Hub, 60 Leith Walk
EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND EH6 5HB
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Parents of children with additional needs often tell us that they find some of the accompanying behaviour difficult to deal with. This course explores methods of coping with this behaviour and to develop personal coping strategies. Duration: 2 weeks (16th May & 23rd May) Who is this course for? This course is designed for parents/carers of someone under 16 with additional support needs. Weekly Breakdown Week 1 How Do We Feel About the Behaviour Unpredictable or challenging behaviour can generate…

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Moving to Long Term Care

Fri 17 May, 2019 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Edinburgh Carers’ Hub, 60 Leith Walk
EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND EH6 5HB
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There are quite a few practical and financial things to think about when someone moves to a care home. This course provides lots of information about the processes. Duration: 1 week Who is this course for? This course is for carers who are interested in understanding what happens and how are things funded when someone moves into a care home. Weekly Breakdown Information on deciding to move, assessments and selecting a care home and paying for a place in a…

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Caring for someone with dementia and understanding medication

Mon 20 May, 2019 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Edinburgh Carers’ Hub, 60 Leith Walk
EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND EH6 5HB
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A session exploring how medication is used in the treatment of dementia and behaviour associated with dementia. Duration: 1 week Who is this course for? This course is appropriate for anyone caring for someone with dementia. Weekly Breakdown Lead by a dementia specialist pharmacist this course provides information on how different medications are used to treat dementia and its symptoms, as well as information about how to safely take medication, side effects and drug interactions. What carers will get from…

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Music for carers

Tue 21 May, 2019 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Edinburgh Carers’ Hub, 60 Leith Walk
EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND EH6 5HB
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Music can be therapeutic, helping both our minds and bodies. Duration: 1 week Who is this course for? Carers who are looking to relax and enjoy a free music performance. Weekly Breakdown Led by professional musicians this session is for fun and relaxation. Before the session carers who have booked a place will be asked what kind of music they might like to hear, and we will try our best to accommodate this. There may even be a chance to…

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Good Footcare

Wed 22 May, 2019 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Edinburgh Carers’ Hub, 60 Leith Walk
EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND EH6 5HB
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Are you supporting someone else to look after their feet? Duration: 1 week Who is this course for? Carers who are supporting someone else to maintain healthy feet. Weekly Breakdown This Seminar provides information for carers who are supporting good footcare and includes practical demonstrations of cutting and filing nails and other footcare techniques. What carers will get from this course Practical information and support about good foot health. A safe environment to learn, ask questions and share experiences.

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Finding Balance (May)

Wed 22 May, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Edinburgh Carers’ Hub, 60 Leith Walk
EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND EH6 5HB
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Would you like to feel less stressed? Are you interested in finding out more about how to get the best out of other people and conversations? Do you want to make changes to your situation? Do you want more time for yourself? If you answered yes to any of these questions then this course is for you. Duration: 2 weeks (22nd May & 29th May) Who is this course for? Carers who would like to reflect on their lifestyle and…

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Finding your voice

Fri 24 May, 2019 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Edinburgh Carers’ Hub, 60 Leith Walk
EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND EH6 5HB
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Do you need to get your voice heard? Do you attend meetings about your caring? Do you want to make changes? Duration: 2 weeks (24th May & 31st May) Who is this course for? Carers who would like to improve their communication skills and confidence in communication. Weekly Breakdown Being a carer can mean we need to talk to others (professionals and family) about our needs and wishes, and those of the people we support. Self-advocacy and communication courses will…

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Caring for a child with additional needs and thinking about sleep

Thu 30 May, 2019 @ 10:30 am - 1:00 pm
Edinburgh Carers’ Hub, 60 Leith Walk
EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND EH6 5HB
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Parents of children with additional needs often tell us that they find some of the accompanying sleep disruption difficult to deal with. This course explores methods of coping with this behaviour and to develop personal coping strategies. Duration: 1 week Who is this course for? This course is designed for parents/carers of someone under 18 with additional support needs. Weekly Breakdown Led by an expert from Sleep Scotland this seminar supports parents and carers to think about sleep and how…

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June 2019

Music for carers and the people they support

Tue 4 June, 2019 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Edinburgh Carers’ Hub, 60 Leith Walk
EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND EH6 5HB
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Music can be therapeutic, helping both our minds and bodies. Duration: 1 week Who is this course for? Carers and the people they support who are looking to relax and enjoy a free music performance. Weekly Breakdown Led by professional musicians this session is for fun and relaxation. Before the session carers who have booked a place will be asked what kind of music they might like to hear, and we will try our best to accommodate this. There may…

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Understanding Dementia

Tue 4 June, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Edinburgh Carers’ Hub, 60 Leith Walk
EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND EH6 5HB
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This course provides information about what dementia is, treatments and coping strategies, money matters and decision making as well as support for carers. Duration: 5 weeks (4th June - 2nd July) Who is this course for? This course is tailored specifically to carers supporting someone with moderate dementia. Weekly Breakdown Week One: Understanding Dementia Week Two: Accessing Support Week Three: Money Matters Week Four: Changing Relationships Week Five: Looking After Yourself What carers will get from this course The course…

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Aromatherapy

Wed 5 June, 2019 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Edinburgh Carers’ Hub, 60 Leith Walk
EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND EH6 5HB
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Join a qualified Aromatherapist to learn about the basics of the aromatherapy and mix some basic lotions for use at home. Duration: 4 weeks (5th June - 26th June) Who is this course for? This course is for any carer. Weekly Breakdown A theoretical and practical session for carers interested in learning more about aromatherapy. What carers will get from this course <liAn opportunity to meet others in similar caring roles. A chance to reflect on health. An opportunity to…

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Break Ready

Thu 6 June, 2019 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Edinburgh Carers’ Hub, 60 Leith Walk
EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND EH6 5HB
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Many carers feel they need a break from their caring role, to recharge their batteries, pursue interests or to complete chores. Duration: 1 week Who is this course for? Carers who are interested in taking a break for an hour or two or for several days. Weekly Breakdown This seminar looks at how we can access breaks and how we can make sure we are ‘break ready’ and maximise the impact of any breaks we access. What carers will get…

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Planning for Emergencies

Fri 7 June, 2019 @ 10:30 am - 1:00 pm
Edinburgh Carers’ Hub, 60 Leith Walk
EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND EH6 5HB
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This course addresses carers concerns about what would happen in an emergency situation and provides space and resources for practical action planning. Duration: 1 week Who is this course for? This course is for anyone caring for someone with concerns about what would happen in an emergency. Weekly Breakdown The tutor will lead the group through a series of exercises to help them reflect on their situation, possible challenges and solutions and create a personal emergency plan. What carers will…

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Continence management

Wed 12 June, 2019 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Edinburgh Carers’ Hub, 60 Leith Walk
EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND EH6 5HB
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Would you like to know more about continence management? Duration: 1 week Who is this course for? Carers of adults with continence issues or who are concerned that continence issues might arise. Weekly Breakdown This free seminar led by a NHS Continence Specialist will help you understand the causes of difficulties, the supplies and equipment available, and answer questions. What carers will get from this course Practical information and support about continence issues. A safe environment to learn, ask questions…

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Anticipatory Care Planning

Fri 14 June, 2019 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Edinburgh Carers’ Hub, 60 Leith Walk
EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND EH6 5HB
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This course helps carers to understand the role of an anticipatory care plan, who to share it with and what to include in it. Duration: 1 week Who is this course for? This course is for anyone caring for someone with concerns about how to express their or the person they supports wishes of medical treatment and care. Weekly Breakdown The tutor will lead the group through a series of exercises to help them reflect on their situation and write…

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Introduction to Universal Credit

Thu 20 June, 2019 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Edinburgh Carers’ Hub, 60 Leith Walk
EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND EH6 5HB
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Every year carers and the people they support miss out on millions of pounds as they do not understand what their entitlements are. Duration: 1 week Who is this course for? Carers who are not currently claiming benefits who may claim universal credit for themselves or for the person they support. Weekly Breakdown Universal credit is a welfare benefit to assist with living costs, shortly it will replace a number of benefits that carers or the people they support receive…

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Getting to know your tablet

Thu 20 June, 2019 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Edinburgh Carers’ Hub, 60 Leith Walk
EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND EH6 5HB
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Many of use have access to technology which could make some tasks quicker or easier but we don’t all know how to fully utilise it. Duration: 3 weeks (20th June - 4th July) Who is this course for? Carers who own tablets but are not sure they are getting the most out of it. Weekly Breakdown Week 1 – getting started, accessing Wi-Fi, maximising internet searches and some useful websites Week 2 – apps and correspondence Week 3 – shopping…

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Your support Your choice

Fri 21 June, 2019 @ 10:30 am - 1:00 pm
Edinburgh Carers’ Hub, 60 Leith Walk
EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND EH6 5HB
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The way that services are being provided and arranged is changing as Self Directed Support is being introduced carers and the people they support will be offered the option to arrange their own packages of care. Duration: 1 week Who is this course for? Carers who are supporting someone who receives a package of care/services to help them live them at home and carers who would like to access a package of care. Weekly Breakdown Would you like more or…

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Drama workshop

Wed 26 June, 2019 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Edinburgh Carers’ Hub, 60 Leith Walk
EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND EH6 5HB
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Would you like to explore the theatre, either on or off stage? As a way to take a break from your caring role or as a way to explore your caring experience. Duration: 1 week Who is this course for? This course is for anyone regardless of their experience or confidence on or off stage. There will be a role or a job for anyone interested. Weekly Breakdown We will look at different drama techniques and styles, including mime, improvisation…

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Words that change minds

Fri 28 June, 2019 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Edinburgh Carers’ Hub, 60 Leith Walk
EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND EH6 5HB
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Do you often find yourself misunderstood by someone with whom you are communicating to? Words that Change Minds is based on the Language and Behaviour Profile (LAB Profile); an easy to learn tool which illustrates how each person is unique. The LAB Profile will enable you to understand and predict from someone's language in everyday conversation, how they will behave in a given situation. Duration: 1 week Who is this course for? Carers who would like to be able to…

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September 2019

Living and Dying well

Tue 24 September, 2019 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Edinburgh Carers’ Hub, 60 Leith Walk
EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND EH6 5HB
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Losing a loved one is difficult but it is a reality that many carers, family members and friends will eventually face. Whether death is expected or sudden there will be lots to deal with. This short course helps carers to prepare for some of the decisions and arrangements they will have to make. Carers attending the course will build a personalised file to refer to when someone dies. Duration: 4 weeks (24th September - 15th October) Who is this course…

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Caring for someone who has had a stroke

Wed 25 September, 2019 @ 10:30 am - 1:00 pm
Edinburgh Carers’ Hub, 60 Leith Walk
EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND EH6 5HB
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Becoming a carer can be a sharp learning curve for many of us. We can find ourselves in the position where we want/need to learn about lots of new things. This course helps carers answer some key questions. Duration: 1 week Who is this course for? This course is ideal for carers who are supporting someone who has had a stroke. Weekly Breakdown This course will provide information about strokes, treatment, communication and mobility what you may expect in the…

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October 2019

Mindfulness

Mon 14 October, 2019 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Edinburgh Carers’ Hub, 60 Leith Walk
EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND EH6 5HB
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In its simplest form mindfulness is a mental training or life skill. The course aims to provide you with the tools to develop your own meditation practice and also to recognise thought patterns and learn to deal with them in a constructive way. Duration: 9 weeks (14th October - 9th December) Who is this course for? Carers who would like to reflect on and explore their life style, mood and stress levels. Weekly Breakdown What happens during a session? During…

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