Carers Events and Training

CONTACT DETAILS

VOCAL - EDINBURGH CARERS' HUB

60 Leith Walk, Leith, EDINBURGH, EH6 5HB
0131 622 6666
SERVICE LOCALITY
North East, North West, South East, South West

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Who is the service for?
Adults, Young People (16-25), Older People
What age range is it suitable for?
17 - 25, 26 - 29, 30 - 34, 35 - 39, 40 - 44, 45 - 49, 50 - 54, 55 - 59, 60 - 64, 65+

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CONTACT DETAILS

60 Leith Walk, Leith, EDINBURGH, EH6 5HB
0131 622 6666

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information SERVICE DETAILS

VOCAL provides an ongoing programme of free learning, leisure and social events for carers in Edinburgh and Midlothian.

Why provide free training for carers?

The aim is to enable carers to develop skills and knowledge that they need to be more confident in their caring role and to manage their own financial, physical and mental health and wellbeing. All courses and events are free of charge to unpaid carers and are also an opportunity to meet other carers and access further support and services.

What can I learn?

Topics include stress management, understanding dementia, first aid and caring for someone with a specific condition or disability. In addition, there are regular fitness and wellbeing classes, visits to galleries and historic buildings and art and craft groups – there’s something for everyone!

The courses aim to meet the needs of unpaid carers through weekly courses, events and one day seminars with expert speakers and professionals.

If you would like more information about a course or event listed, please contact the course training provider using the details provided to get more information.

Many of our activities are running online via Zoom at present.

Categories...

- Illnesses and disabilities
- Time for me
- Getting the right support
- Caring for yourself
- Out and about
- Money and benefits
- Planning for the future
- Practical skills and bodycare

Upcoming events:

- Yoga
- Tai Chi & Qigong
- Benefits for school age children
- Listening Space for carers
- Caring for a child with learning difficulties
- Wellbeing workshops for carers
- ‘Cuppa & Chat’ for Carers
- Introduction to caring
- Weekly Pilates for dementia carers
- Drop-in Mindfulness
- Carer Relaxation session
- Learn to Zoom
- Basic Benefits
- Movement for Memories – Easy Dance Sessions

To find out more or book a free place on our courses and events, please visit https://www.carerstraining.co.uk.

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VOCAL - Edinburgh Carers' Hub

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