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Edinburgh Carers’ Hub

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60 Leith Walk
EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND EH6 5HB
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July 2019

Remember Me

Wed 24 July, 2019 @ 10:30 am - 1:00 pm
Edinburgh Carers’ Hub, 60 Leith Walk
EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND EH6 5HB
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Caring has a big impact on how much time we have to think and talk about ourselves and we can find ourselves being a little forgotten. Duration: 1 week Who is this course for? Carers who would like to think about their relationships with the person they care for, family and friends. Weekly Breakdown A chance to remember who we were before we began caring and who we are now and who would we like to be. What carers will…

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Letting Go and Moving On

Thu 25 July, 2019 @ 10:30 am - 1:00 pm
Edinburgh Carers’ Hub, 60 Leith Walk
EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND EH6 5HB
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Many carers tell us that having a caring role has had an impact on their lifestyle and their relationships, this course provides us with a space to think about these changes, what we have gained and what we have lost and adjust to the new life. Duration: 1 week Who is this course for? Carers who would like to think about the impact of their caring role. Weekly Breakdown Caring can impact on all aspects of how we live our…

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Caring for someone with dementia and thinking about behaviour (Sat)

Sat 27 July, 2019 @ 10:30 am - 1:00 pm
Edinburgh Carers’ Hub, 60 Leith Walk
EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND EH6 5HB
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Caring for someone with dementia can sometimes mean dealing with behaviour we find challenging, confusing or hard to live with. Perhaps someone has become stubborn, aggressive, confused, has hallucinations or is just very different to before. Duration: 1 week Who is this course for? Carers who want to understand more about what triggers the behaviours we find challenging and how to lessen them or cope with them better. Weekly Breakdown Delivered by a Specialist Nurse this course explores why some…

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Crafty Carers

Mon 29 July, 2019 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Edinburgh Carers’ Hub, 60 Leith Walk
EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND EH6 5HB
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Craft sessions for fun and relaxation. Duration: 3 weeks (29th July, 5th & 12th August) Who is this course for? Carers who enjoy craft or want to relax. No previous experience required. Weekly Breakdown Each week there will be the opportunity to try a new craft technique and make items for your home or gifts. What carers will get from this course A chance to try new things. Relaxation. Improved craft skills.

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Drama workshop (July)

Wed 31 July, 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 acting techniques and develop performance skills? As a way to take a break from your caring role and build your confidence? Duration: 1 week Who is this course for? This course is for anyone regardless of their experience or confidence. Try out drama games and warm up exercises, and develop stage acting and character building skills in a safe, fun environment. Weekly Breakdown The group will explore performance techniques including ‘hot seating’, improvisation and devising,…

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August 2019

Care at home to a Care home

Thu 1 August, 2019 @ 10:30 am - 1:00 pm
Edinburgh Carers’ Hub, 60 Leith Walk
EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND EH6 5HB
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It can be challenging when we have been caring for someone at home to adjust to caring in a different way when someone moves into a care home. This course looks at how we can continue to provide support and maintain relationships and build a different kind of life. Duration: 3 weeks (1st,8th & 15th August) Who is this course for? Carers supporting someone who is living in a care home Weekly Breakdown Over the three sessions we will explore…

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Introduction to caring and support

Wed 14 August, 2019 @ 10:30 am - 3:00 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 training day helps carers answer some of their key questions. Duration: 1 week Who is this course for? This day is ideal for carers at the beginning of their caring journey or thinking about accessing support for the first time. Weekly Breakdown VOCAL Services – more about what we…

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Your Support Your Choice

Thu 15 August, 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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Are you worried about leaving someone alone?

Mon 19 August, 2019 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Edinburgh Carers’ Hub, 60 Leith Walk
EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND EH6 5HB
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Many carers find it difficult to even get a small break from caring as they find it difficult to leave the person they support alone due to concerns for their safety. Duration: 1 week Who is this course for? This course will be particularly helpful for carers who are supporting someone who has a cognitive impairment e.g. dementia, brain injury, a stroke, learning disability or autism. Weekly Breakdown Edinburgh Council’s Telecare Team has a range of equipment and gadgets to…

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Basic First Aid

Tue 20 August, 2019 @ 10:30 am - 1:00 pm
Edinburgh Carers’ Hub, 60 Leith Walk
EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND EH6 5HB
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Many carers are supporting someone who has an increased risk of minor injury or accident. We hope not to need to use our first aid skills but if someone needs us we would like to know what to do. Duration: 1 week Who is this course for? Carers who want to understand what to do in the event of an accident, injury or life threatening incident. Weekly Breakdown The course will teach carers how to respond to a variety of…

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Stress Management for Parent Carers

Thu 22 August, 2019 @ 10:30 am - 2:15 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? Parent 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…

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Planning for emergencies: Fire Safety

Mon 26 August, 2019 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Edinburgh Carers’ Hub, 60 Leith Walk
EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND EH6 5HB
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In caring roles there is often a risk of something unexpected and urgent happening – an emergency. How would we or others respond? Duration: 1 week Who is this course for? Anyone in a caring role who wants to learn more about the role of the Scottish Fire Service in emergencies and in supporting carers and people with health difficulties. Weekly Breakdown Information about when to call the Fire Service how the teams would respond to different situations and what…

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Coping with Anger

Thu 29 August, 2019 @ 10:30 am - 1:00 pm
Edinburgh Carers’ Hub, 60 Leith Walk
EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND EH6 5HB
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Everyone feels a little angry or frustrated at times and carers are no exception. This course helps us understand the role of anger and how to manage our experiences of it. Duration: 1 week Who is this course for? Carers who at times feel angry or frustrated. Weekly Breakdown We will look at some myths and facts about anger, learn how to identify your own anger warning signs and triggers and explore how to develop healthy, positive ways to manage…

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Music for carers (August)

Thu 29 August, 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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Break Ready

Fri 30 August, 2019 @ 10:30 am - 1:00 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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September 2019

Planning for Emergencies: Support from The Ambulance Service

Mon 2 September, 2019 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Edinburgh Carers’ Hub, 60 Leith Walk
EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND EH6 5HB
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In caring roles there is often a risk of something unexpected and urgent happening – an emergency. How would we or others respond? Duration: 1 week Who is this course for? Anyone in a caring role who wants to learn more about the role of the Scottish ambulance service in emergencies. Weekly Breakdown Information about when to call an ambulance, how the teams would respond to different situations, and what you can do now and at the time to make…

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Basic Benefits

Wed 4 September, 2019 @ 10:30 am - 1:00 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 accessing any welfare benefits, or carers who have recently had a change of circumstances. Weekly Breakdown This session will introduce carers to the world of welfare benefits and help them to understand their entitlements and those of the people they support. We will look…

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Compassion Fatigue

Wed 4 September, 2019 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Edinburgh Carers’ Hub, 60 Leith Walk
EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND EH6 5HB
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Do you feel burnt out? Do you struggle to be compassionate at times? Duration: 1 week Who is this course for? Carers who want to understand their own thoughts and feeling more and re-energise. Weekly Breakdown Do you know what compassion fatigue is? Do you know that as a carer you are experiencing it and it is a kind of trauma? If you feel more anxious, having obsessive thoughts, irritable with unusual mood outbursts, but exhausted even lethargic at times,…

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Dementia Information Day

Tue 10 September, 2019 @ 10:30 am - 3:00 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 training day 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 recently been diagnosed with dementia. Weekly Breakdown This one day event will provide information about dementia diagnosis, treatment, what you may…

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Making your money go further

Wed 11 September, 2019 @ 10:30 am - 1:00 pm
Edinburgh Carers’ Hub, 60 Leith Walk
EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND EH6 5HB
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Illness and disability can be expensive and many carers find that it is harder to make ends meet, or that their money does not go as far now they are in a caring role. Duration: 1 week Who is this course for? Carers who want to check they are receiving all they are entitled to and look at how they could make their money go further. Weekly Breakdown This session will introduce carers to the world of welfare benefits and…

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Self Advocacy and Communication

Thu 12 September, 2019 @ 10:30 am - 1:00 pm
Edinburgh Carers’ Hub, 60 Leith Walk
EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND EH6 5HB
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As a carer we can sometimes struggle to make ourselves heard to professionals or family members which can both be frustrating and make it difficult to move forward as we would like. Duration: 2 weeks (12th & 19th September) Who is this course for? This course is for anyone who would like to improve their communication skills. Weekly Breakdown We will explore how we communicate, why we communicate, barriers to effective communication and how to overcome them. What carers will…

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Coping with Uncertainty

Fri 13 September, 2019 @ 10:30 am - 1:00 pm
Edinburgh Carers’ Hub, 60 Leith Walk
EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND EH6 5HB
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Caring can be unpredictable and changeable. This is hard to cope with and many of us find it difficult to cope with this. Duration: 2 weeks (13th & 20th September) Who is this course for? Carers who would like to think about change, uncertainty and the feelings this triggers. Weekly Breakdown Many carers report feeling anxious or unsure about things. This workshop support carers to make reflect on these feelings, understand them and develop strategies to manage them. What carers…

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Planning Financially for the Future

Wed 18 September, 2019 @ 10:30 am - 1:00 pm
Edinburgh Carers’ Hub, 60 Leith Walk
EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND EH6 5HB
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Many carers help the person they support with money matters on a daily or occasional basis. Duration: 1 week Who is this course for? Carers who are supporting someone who needs support to manage tasks like paying bills or applying for welfare benefits. Weekly Breakdown Information on Powers of Attorney and Guardianship as well as an opportunity to think about Estate Planning through Wills and Trusts. What carers will get from this course The opportunity to reflect on how best…

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Jewellery Making

Fri 20 September, 2019 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Edinburgh Carers’ Hub, 60 Leith Walk
EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND EH6 5HB
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Jewellery making sessions for fun and relaxation. Duration: 4 weeks (20th & 27th September, 4th & 11th October) Who is this course for? Carers who enjoy art, craft or want to relax. No previous experience required. Weekly Breakdown Each week there will be the opportunity to learn and try techniques and make items for your home or gifts. What carers will get from this course A chance to try new things. Relaxation. Improved craft skills.

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Making an Emergency Plan

Mon 23 September, 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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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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Drama workshop (September)

Wed 25 September, 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 acting techniques and develop performance skills? As a way to take a break from your caring role and build your confidence? Duration: 1 week Who is this course for? This course is for anyone regardless of their experience or confidence. Try out drama games and warm up exercises, and develop stage acting and character building skills in a safe, fun environment. Weekly Breakdown The group will explore performance techniques including ‘hot seating’, improvisation and devising,…

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Mental Health Legislation & Rights

Mon 30 September, 2019 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Edinburgh Carers’ Hub, 60 Leith Walk
EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND EH6 5HB
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Caring for someone with mental health difficulties can mean learning a whole new set of language, law and rights. This seminar aims to explain some of the terms, processes and law. Duration: 1 week Who is this course for? Carers supporting someone with a mental health difficulty. Weekly Breakdown Join us to learn more about the relevant law, your rights, those of the person you care for and role of the hospital, police, social work and others. What carers will…

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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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November 2019

Creativity, Interaction and Dementia

Wed 6 November, 2019 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Edinburgh Carers’ Hub, 60 Leith Walk
EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND EH6 5HB
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It can be hard to help someone with dementia to engage in conversation and activities. This workshop supports carers to develop techniques to make this easier. Duration: 1 week Who is this course for? Carers supporting someone with dementia. Weekly Breakdown A workshop designed to support carers to learn tips and techniques to engage someone in activities using poetry, stories and photos. What carers will get from this course Practical skills to enable carers to interact with someone with dementia.…

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Remembering yourself while caring for someone with dementia

Thu 14 November, 2019 @ 10:30 am - 1:00 pm
Edinburgh Carers’ Hub, 60 Leith Walk
EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND EH6 5HB
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Caring for a loved one may lead to feelings of guilt, sadness, confusion or anger, however, it can be difficult to share these feelings with someone with dementia, leaving carers feeling very isolated. Duration: 1 week Who is this course for? Carers who want to explore their feelings and stay well while caring for someone with dementia. Weekly Breakdown This workshop led by Heart and Minds has been designed to help carers build their emotional resilience, strengthen and develop coping…

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