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Edinburgh Carers’ Hub

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

July 2021

Introduction to Self-Directed Support (Face to face)

Wed 7 July, 2021 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Edinburgh Carers’ Hub, 60 Leith Walk
EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND EH6 5HB
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Self-Directed Support (SDS) is an individual’s legal right to shape & manage their own package of care. This session explains how it works in more detail. 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, we will have: An explanation of Self-Directed Support, who is eligible and the process for getting it. An overview of…

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Communication skills for carers (Face to face)

Thu 8 July, 2021 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Edinburgh Carers’ Hub, 60 Leith Walk
EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND EH6 5HB
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This newly designed course explores and practices different communication theories to support better communications. Duration: 2 weeks (8th & 15th July) 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 sessions the carers will: Have learned about different communication theories. Be able to reflect on their own communication styles. Improve communication skills. Delivered by Aga Newsome, Carer Training Officer…

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Changing relationships (Face to face)

Wed 14 July, 2021 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Edinburgh Carers’ Hub, 60 Leith Walk
EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND EH6 5HB
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This workshop helps carers understand how relationships work, what they mean to us, and how caring affects them. Duration: 1 week Who is this session for? Carers who would like the time to reflect on their relationships with the person they care for, family and friends. 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 we will have: Looked at relationships and how…

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Mental Health Carers Focus Groups (15th July)

Thu 15 July, 2021 @ 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Edinburgh Carers’ Hub, 60 Leith Walk
EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND EH6 5HB

Focus Group Participants Wanted! Do you care for a person who uses mental health services in Edinburgh? Are you interested in helping us understand your experience as a carer of a person with a mental health condition? Would you like to help inform improved carer involvement in mental health services? If you answered yes to the questions above, we need your help to understand how you have been involved with mental health services in Edinburgh We are interested in understanding…

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Stress management (July)(Face to face)

Fri 16 July, 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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Carer Training Focus Group (Face to face)

Wed 21 July, 2021 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Edinburgh Carers’ Hub, 60 Leith Walk
EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND EH6 5HB
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This is your chance to tell VOCAL your thoughts on how and what we deliver in the Carer Training programme. 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 event carers will have: Shared your ideas of what you would like to see in the training programme. Explored what works and does not work well with…

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Summer Book Club (Face to face)

Wed 28 July, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Edinburgh Carers’ Hub, 60 Leith Walk
EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND EH6 5HB
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Join VOCAL for this monthly summer outdoor catch up to talk all things books!! Duration: 3 weeks (28th July, 25th August & 29th September) 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: The opportunity to meet others. Chat about books and share experiences. Each month a new book will be discussed. Delivered by Aga…

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Mental Health Carers Focus Groups (29th July)

Thu 29 July, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
Edinburgh Carers’ Hub, 60 Leith Walk
EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND EH6 5HB
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Focus Group Participants Wanted! Do you care for a person who uses mental health services in Edinburgh? Are you interested in helping us understand your experience as a carer of a person with a mental health condition? Would you like to help inform improved carer involvement in mental health services? If you answered yes to the questions above, we need your help to understand how you have been involved with mental health services in Edinburgh We are interested in understanding…

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Manual Handling (July)(Face to face)

Thu 29 July, 2021 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Edinburgh Carers’ Hub, 60 Leith Walk
EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND EH6 5HB
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Learn basic moving and handling, which will help you support others with their mobility, safely. This session will NOT include using equipment like hoists and glide sheets. 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 the carer will: Have a better understanding of how to protect their back while carrying out manual handling tasks.…

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August 2021

Mental Health Carers Focus Groups (10th August)

Tue 10 August, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
Edinburgh Carers’ Hub, 60 Leith Walk
EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND EH6 5HB
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Focus Group Participants Wanted! Do you care for a person who uses mental health services in Edinburgh? Are you interested in helping us understand your experience as a carer of a person with a mental health condition? Would you like to help inform improved carer involvement in mental health services? If you answered yes to the questions above, we need your help to understand how you have been involved with mental health services in Edinburgh We are interested in understanding…

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Mental Health Carers Focus Groups (19th August)

Thu 19 August, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
Edinburgh Carers’ Hub, 60 Leith Walk
EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND EH6 5HB
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Focus Group Participants Wanted! Do you care for a person who uses mental health services in Edinburgh? Are you interested in helping us understand your experience as a carer of a person with a mental health condition? Would you like to help inform improved carer involvement in mental health services? If you answered yes to the questions above, we need your help to understand how you have been involved with mental health services in Edinburgh We are interested in understanding…

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September 2021

Talking about loss (Face to face)

Thu 2 September, 2021 @ 10:30 am - 1:00 pm
Edinburgh Carers’ Hub, 60 Leith Walk
EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND EH6 5HB
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Carers often deal with many losses throughout their experience of caring and don’t get the opportunity or space to reflect and talk about them. In this session you will learn more about the process of loss (including bereavement) and how to find ways of accepting and navigating emotions. Duration: 1 week Who is this session for? Carers who would like to explore and come to terms with any losses they have experienced. This event is open to carers residing in…

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After Caring (Face to face)

Fri 3 September, 2021 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Edinburgh Carers’ Hub, 60 Leith Walk
EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND EH6 5HB
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Did you know that VOCAL supports carers for one year after their caring role comes to an end (and can access counselling service for up to 2 years after). A course for carers whose caring role has recently changed, or ended. Together we explore feelings, take time to reflect and think about opportunities and moving forward. Duration: 2 weeks (3rd & 10th September) Who is this session for? This event is open to carers residing in or caring for a…

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Paediatric First Aid (Face to face)

Tue 7 September, 2021 @ 10:30 am - 1:30 pm
Edinburgh Carers’ Hub, 60 Leith Walk
EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND EH6 5HB
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A practical awareness session, covering commonly used first aid techniques. No previous experience needed. 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 an awareness of how to carry out first aid techniques on a child. Build confidence in carrying out first aid techniques. Delivered by Sharon Morrison from Tarbrax Training Solutions,…

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Manual Handling (September)(Face to face)

Wed 8 September, 2021 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Edinburgh Carers’ Hub, 60 Leith Walk
EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND EH6 5HB
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Learn basic moving and handling, which will help you support others with their mobility, safely. This session will NOT include using equipment like hoists and glide sheets. 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 the carer will: Have a better understanding of how to protect their back while carrying out manual handling tasks.…

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Stress management (September)(Face to face)

Fri 17 September, 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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