Upcoming Event

Compassion fatigue

Online

This event is open to carers residing in or caring for a person in Edinburgh only. This session looks at the long-term impacts of caring on our energy, mood and general wellbeing, with some coping strategies. Delivered by  Irena Barton Instructions for joining the event This event will be delivered ONLINE. Details of how to... Read More

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Stress and distress in dementia

Online

This event is open to carers residing in or caring for a person in Edinburgh only. Led by an experienced dementia nurse, this session will help you understand and manage behaviour you might find distressing, or hard to deal with. Instructions for joining the event This event will be delivered ONLINE. Details of how to... Read More

Basic First Aid for carers

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A practical introductory session, led by a Red Cross professional, covering commonly used first aid techniques. No previous experience needed. This event is open to carers residing in or caring for a person in Edinburgh only. Instructions for joining the event This event will be delivered ONLINE. Details of how to join the event will... Read More

Continence care

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This event is open to carers residing in or caring for a person in Edinburgh only. A space to ask questions, view products, and gain practical tips about supporting someone with continence issues. Objectives By attending the event carers will have ; More knowledge about the types of continence issues that may arise Get practical... Read More

Caring in Midlothian

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Do you provide support or care for a family member, friend or loved one? Join us and find out what support we can offer you in your caring role now and in the future. A learning event offering information on accessing support and services, aimed at people new to caring, or if their caring role... Read More

Boundaries

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This event is open to carers residing in or caring for a person in Edinburgh only Join this workshop to explore the role of boundaries in our life, and look at ways of setting healthy boundaries for yourself. This session is delivered by Health in Mind. Objectives Carers will: Explore what boundaries do for them... Read More

Diet and nutrition

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This event is open to carers residing in or caring for a person in Edinburgh only. An introduction to the key concepts of good nutrition for you, and the person you care for. Objectives By attending the Nutrition course, carers will: Be able to recognise their own nutrition habits Understand what to look for, to... Read More

Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT)

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This event is open to carers residing in or caring for a person in Edinburgh only. Introducing carers to the theory and practice of Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT), which can help cope with difficult emotions. Duration 3 sessions, Wed 8 June - Wed 22 June Objectives Emotional freedom technique is a specific form of alternative... Read More

Carers’ rights

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This event is open to carers residing in or caring for a person in Edinburgh only. Join VOCAL to find out more about the rights carers have, and what they are entitled to. Objectives By the end of the sessions carers will have; An overview of their rights as a carer under the Carers Act (Scotland)... Read More

Introduction to podcasts

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This event is open to carers residing in or caring for a person in Edinburgh only. Find out how to access and listen to podcasts, and discuss your thoughts as a group. Duration 2 sessions, Fri 10 June - Fri 17 June Objectives By attending the event carers will; Know how to access and upload... Read More

Working carers lunch

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This event is open to carers residing in or caring for a person in Edinburgh only. Working carers are invited to join VOCAL on their lunchbreak, for a short workshop. Discuss issues that matter most to you, and meet others! Objectives By the end of the lunch workshop working carers will; Feel less isolated, by... Read More

Basic benefits

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This event is open to carers residing in or caring for a person in Edinburgh only. Information about welfare benefits available to carers, and the people they care for. Objectives The session will cover; An outline of the benefits applicable to carers An outline of some of the benefits that may be relevant to the... Read More

VOCAL carer training feedback session

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Your chance to share your thoughts on the events, activities and courses you have attended with VOCAL, to help us shape our future training programmes. All participants will receive a goody bag as a thank you for their time!

Help in the home and garden

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This event is open to carers residing in or caring for a person in Edinburgh only. Learn about the support available to help you manage your own, or someone else’s home and/or garden. Objectives By the end of the session carers will have: Explored what tasks they are juggling in the home and garden and... Read More

Understanding your finances

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This event is open to carers residing in or caring for a person in Edinburgh only. For a better understanding of your finances, join this workshop delivered by RBS. Learn about financial products, dealing with debt, and keeping your money safe. Delivered by John Blair, RBS Instructions for joining the event This event will be... Read More

How to choose a care service

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This event is open to carers residing in or caring for a person in Edinburgh only. This workshop will help you think about what needs to be considered when choosing a care service. Objectives By attending the event carers will; Understanding of what tools can be used to find appropriate services Have a chance to... Read More

Introduction to sound therapy

Online

This event is open to carers residing in or caring for a person in Edinburgh only. This live sound bath session will gently guide you into a meditative state of deep relaxation and calm, soothing mind and body. Instructions for joining the event This event will be delivered ONLINE. Details of how to join the... Read More

Become a community seller on eBay

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This event is open to carers residing in or caring for a person in Edinburgh only. Would you like to find out how to buy and sell on eBay? Debbie from Treasure Tree will explain how VOCAL can help you generate a profit for yourself, and at the same time be able to give something... Read More

Understanding Self-Directed Support (SDS)

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This event is open to carers residing in or caring for a person in Edinburgh only. Self-Directed Support (SDS) is an individual’s legal right to shape and manage their own package of care. This session explains how it works in more detail. Objectives By attending the event carers will have; An explanation of Self-Directed Support,... Read More

Coping with change

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This event is open to carers residing in or caring for a person in Edinburgh only. This session explores what has changed in your life since caring, the process we go through when things change, and how to cope with these changes in this challenging time. Duration 2 Sessions, Wed 22 June - Wed 29... Read More