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August 2014 Newsletter Vol. 48

Educational Courses Newsletter

Forward Mid have contacted educational establishment and other companies that supply training and educational courses across Midlothian for everyone.Man and woman at Computer

Education is the foundation of which all our lives are built on, technology and circumstances change over the years, the rate at which they change is exceedingly fast. Computing must be one of the fastest,

To quote Ken Olson from 1977 “ There is no reason for any individual to have a computer in his home! ”

37 years on, over 82% of the households in the UK now have a computer in their house, and as computers evolve to keep up with the computer revolution we will have re-educate ourselves regularly just to stay in touch.

Forward Mid hope you can find the time to take a courses in this newsletter and find time to learn a new skill and be able to put it to use before it is outdated. Not all the courses have fees attached, If you talk to the course provider they will tall you what to claim for to get the course you wish to study and help you apply for funding this includes child minding fees.

Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at twenty or eighty. Henry Ford

Hope to see you on one of the courses.

Iain Tait

Community Learning and Development Courses

There are two terms and all courses run for 10 weeks unless otherwise stated.

Term 1 22nd September 2014 until 5th December 2014

Term 2 12th January 2014 until 27th March 2014 These will be printed in November

Three opens days have been arranged to help you to choose something that is suitable to you.

  • Dalkeith Library Monday 8th September 2014 from 16:00 hours to 20:00 hours
  • The Lasswade centre Wednesday 10th September 2014 from 16:00 hours to 20:00 hours
  • Penicuik High School Thursday 11th September 2014 from 16:00 hours to 20:00 hours

Midlothian wide courses

Arts and Crafts Courses

Day

Start Date/Time

Where

Course

Code

Monday

22nd September 2014 10 am until 12 noon

Penicuik High School

Arts and Crafts
All Levels

A

Monday

22nd September 2014
1 pm until 3 pm

Penicuik High School

Sculpture,
Additional charges may apply

A

Monday

22nd September 2014
7 pm until 9 pm

Penicuik High School

Introduction to Drawing and painting
Additional charges may apply

A

Monday

22nd September 2014
7:15 pm until 8:45 pm

Penicuik High School

Guitar for Beginners
8 participant limit

B

Tuesday

23rd September 2014 10 am until 12 noon

Penicuik High School

Painting
Additional charges may apply

A

Tuesday

23rd September 2014
7 pm until 9 pm

Penicuik High School

Portrait Painting/drawing
All Levels

A

Tuesday

23rd September 2014
7 pm until 9 pm

Dalkeith Campus

Drawing & Painting Intermediate
Additional charges may apply

A

Tuesday

23rd September 2014
7 pm until 9 pm

Gorebridge Primary

Dressmaking
Additional charges may apply

A

Wednesday

24th September 2014 10 am until 12 noon

Penicuik High School

Drawing & Painting Introduction
Additional charges may apply

A

Wednesday

24th September 2014
7 pm until 9 pm

Dalkeith Campus

Drawing & Painting Beginners
Additional charges may apply

A

Wednesday

24th September 2014
7 pm until 9 pm

Dalkeith Campus

Photography
Additional charges may apply

A

Wednesday

24th September 2014
7 pm until 9 pm

Dalkeith Campus

Short Film Making
 

A

Thursday

25th September 2014 10 am until 12 noon

Penicuik High School

Arts and Crafts
All Levels

A

Thursday

25th September 2014 12:30 pm until 2 pm

Penicuik High School

Making jewellery from recycling
Additional charges may apply

B

Thursday

25th September 2014
7 pm until 9 pm

Ramsay Campus

Creative Card making
Additional charges may apply

A

Thursday

25th September 2014
7 pm until 9 pm

Dalkeith Campus

Creative Card making & Crafts
Additional charges may apply

A

Thursday

25th September 2014
7 pm until 9 pm

Dalkeith Campus

Drama
 

A

Friday

26th September 2014
10 am until 12 noon

Penicuik High School

Picture Framing
Starter Kit additional £12

A

Friday

26th September 2014
1 pm until 3 pm

Penicuik High School

Picture Framing
Starter Kit additional £12

A

Health and Wellbeing

Day

Start Date/Time

Where

Course

Code

Tuesday

23rd September 2014
7 pm until 9 pm

Newbattle Community

Tai Chi/ Chi Gong
Suitable for everyone

A

Tuesday

23rd September 2014
7 pm until 9 pm

Dalkeith Campus

Family Nutrition,
Health & wellbeing

A

Information Technology

Day

Start Date/Time

Where

Course

Code

Monday

22nd September 2014
9:30 am until 11:30 am

Bonnyrigg Primary

Computing for Beginners
 

A

Monday

22nd September 2014
1 pm until 3 pm

Loanhead Library

Digital Photography
 

A

Monday

22nd September 2014
6 pm until 8 pm

Dalkeith
Library

Computing for Beginners
 

A

Monday

22nd September 2014
7 pm until 9 pm

Penicuik High School

Creative computing
 

A

Tuesday

23rd September 2014
9:30 am until 11:30 am

Bonnyrigg Primary

Computing next steps
 

A

Tuesday

23rd September 2014
10 am until 12 noon

Penicuik High School

Computing for Beginners
 

A

Tuesday

23rd September 2014
6 pm until 8 pm

Loanhead Library

Computing for Beginners
 

A

Tuesday

23rd September 2014
6:30 am until 9 pm

Penicuik High School

SQA Computing
 

C

Tuesday

23rd September 2014
6 pm until 8 pm

Dalkeith
Library

Computing next steps
 

A

Wednesday

24th September 2014
9:30 am until 12 noon

Penicuik High School

SQA Computing
 

C

Thursday

25th September 2014
6 pm until 8 pm

Dalkeith
Library

Tap a Tablet
 

A

Friday

26th September 2014
9:30 am until 12 noon

Penicuik High School

SQA Computing
 

C

Languages

Day

Start Date/Time

Where

Course

Code

Tuesday

25th September 2014
7 pm until 9 pm

Dalkeith Campus

French Beginners
 

A

Tuesday

25th September 2014
7 pm until 9 pm

Dalkeith Campus

Spanish Beginners
 

A

Tuesday

25th September 2014
7 pm until 9 pm

Dalkeith Campus

Mandarin
 

A

Tuesday

23rd September 2014
7 pm until 9 pm

Penicuik High School

French Beginners
 

A

Wednesday

23rd September 2014
7 pm until 9 pm

Penicuik High School

Spanish Beginners
 

A

Social Subjects

Day

Start Date/Time

Where

Course

Code

Tuesday

25th September 2014
7 pm until 9 pm

Dalkeith
Campus

Local History
 

A

Thursday

25th September 2014
7 pm until 9 pm

Penicuik
Library

Family History
 

A

Saturday

1st November 2014
9:30 am until 12:30 pm

Rosslyn
Chapel

Archaeology in the Chapel
 

 

Costs of courses:

Code

Duration

Full Fee

Under18/student/DLA/PIP

age 60+

Concessions

ILA

A

10 weeks x 2hrs

£61.45

£30.70

£27.00

£10.80

N/A

B

10 weeks x 1.5hrs

£46.20

£23.10

£20.20

£10.80

ILA

C

16 weeks x 2.5hrs

£122.85

£61.45

£54.10

£15.75

ILA

Saturday Workshop

1 week x 3 hrs

£12.00

£6.00

£4.00

£3.00

ILA

Need help choosing a class? Contact:

Dalkeith, Newbattle & Gorebridge Tel: Telephone logo 0131 271 4535

Lasswade & Bonnyrigg Tel: Telephone logo 0131 270 5777

Penicuik High School Tel: Telephone logo 01968 664114

Beeslack Community High School Tel: Telephone logo 01968 673 893

Central Office (All Areas) Tel: Telephone logo 0131 271 3625

To enrol in a class, Community Learning and Development enrolment forms can be found in all Midlothian libraries. You can enrol at any of the open days (see beginning). If you require access or support please call Telephone logo 0131 271 3625 to discuss your requirements before enrolment. You must enrol before 11th September 2014.

The Lasswade Centre Courses

Date

Start Date/Time

Course

Monday

22nd September 2014
7 pm until 9 pm

Baking for beginners

Monday

22nd September 2014
7 pm until 9 pm

Patchwork and quilting for beginners

Monday

22nd September 2014
7 pm until 9 pm

French beginners

Monday

22nd September 2014
7 pm until 9 pm

Spanish post beginners

Tuesday

23rd September 2014
10 am until 12 noon

Drawing for beginners

Tuesday

23rd September 2014
6:30 pm until 9 pm

Dressmaking for beginners - Revamp and Revive

Tuesday

23rd September 2014
7 pm until 9 pm

Photography for beginners

Tuesday

23rd September 2014
7 pm until 9 pm

Pottery

Tuesday

23rd September 2014
7 pm until 9 pm

Employability Computing Skills SQA

Tuesday

23rd September 2014
7 pm until 9 pm

Spanish for beginners

Wednesday

24th September 2014
9:30 am until 11:30 am

Knitting for beginners and improver’s

Wednesday

24th September 2014
4 pm until 6 pm

Pottery

Wednesday

24th September 2014
4:30 pm until 6:30 pm

Patchwork and quilting for beginners and improver’s

Wednesday

24th September 2014
7 pm until 9 pm

Card Making and Crafts

Wednesday

24th September 2014
7 pm until 9 pm

Drawing for beginners

Wednesday

24th September 2014
7 pm until 9 pm

Computing for beginners

Wednesday

24th September 2014
7 pm until 9 pm

Digital Photography

Wednesday

24th September 2014
7 pm until 9 pm

French conversation intermediate / advanced

Wednesday

24th September 2014
7 pm until 9 pm

Italian post beginners

Wednesday

24th September 2014
7 pm until 9 pm

Spanish conversation intermediate

Wednesday

24th September 2014
7 pm until 9 pm

Higher English

Thursday

25th September 2014
7 pm until 9 pm

Computing for beginners

Saturday

27th September 2014
7 pm until 9 pm

Dressmaking Revamp and Revive

Lasswade High: cost of courses

 

Stadard

Under 18

Retired 60+

Concessions

ILA

Infill

Free

Free

Free

Free

N/A

Higher English 32 wks

£197.40

£98.70

£86.90

£34.95

N/A

SQA 30 wks

£126.00

£63.00

£55.65

£31.50

£0.00

Non-Certificated 6 wks

£55.30

£27.70

£23.10

£10.80

N/A

Non-Certificated 8 wks

£61.45

£30.70

£27.00

£10.80

N/A

Non-Certificated 10 wks

£61.45

£30.70

£27.00

£10.80

N/A

Non-Certificated 20 wks

£72.20

£36.25

£31.75

£12.60

N/A

Non-Certificated 25 wks

£77.70

£38.85

£34.15

£13.65

N/A

Saturday Workshop 3hrs

£12.00

£6.00

£4.00

£3.00

N/A

Beeslack Community High School Courses set out by start dates

Date

Start Date/Time

Course

Monday

18th August 2014
7 pm until 8 pm

Ladies Swimming (ladies only)

Tuesday

19th August 2014
7 pm until 9 pm

Photography the basics

Wednesday

20th August 2014
1 pm until 2 pm

Ladies Swimming (ladies only)

Wednesday

20th August 2014
8 pm until 8 pm

Ladies Swimming (ladies only)

Thursday

21st August 2014
6:45 pm until 9:15 pm

Silver Jewellery

Wednesday

20th August 2014
8:45 pm until 9:45 pm

Ladies Swimming (ladies only)

Monday

25th August 2014
6:30 pm until 8:30 pm

Dressmaking

Monday

25th August 2014
6:45 pm until 8 pm

Yoga prenatal

Tuesday

26th August 2014
6 pm until 8 pm

Furniture restoration class

Tuesday

26th August 2014
6:30 pm until 8 pm

Dressmaking

Tuesday

26th August 2014
6:45 pm until 8 pm

Yoga class for all

Friday

29th August 2014
6:45 pm until 8 pm

Adult and Child cooking / baking class

Monday

1st August 2014
6:45 pm until 8:45 pm

Yoga Health and wellbeing

Monday

1st August 2014
7 pm until 9 pm

Astrology Taster Class 4 weeks only from 1st September

Monday

1st September 2014
7 pm until 9 pm

Italian class Beginners

Tuesday

2nd September 2014
7 pm until 9 pm

Human Higher Biology

Wednesday

3rd September 2014
7 pm until 9 pm

Cake Decorating intermediate

Wednesday

3rd September 2014
7 pm until 9 pm

Computing for beginners

Wednesday

4th September 2014
7 pm until 9 pm

iPad

Wednesday

4th September 2014
7 pm until 9 pm

Indian Cooking

Wednesday

4th September 2014
7 pm until 9 pm

Spanish Class

Saturday

6th September 2014
10 am until 12 noon

Craft classes for adults and children

Saturday

27th September 2014
10 am until 2 pm

Picture framing workshop

Thursday

2nd October 2014
7 pm until 9 pm

Cooking made easy

Monday

27th October 2014
7 pm until 9 pm

Beginners Baking basics 4 wks

Thursday

6th October 2014
7 pm until 9 pm

Italian Cooking

Saturday

15th November 2014
10 am until 12 noon

Learn how to wrap the perfect present workshop

Saturday

29th November 2014
10 am until 2 pm

Flower arranging workshop

Various Start dates: for more information Tel: Telephone logo 01968 673 893

Various days Starting September 2014

Cycling for health Adults (outdoors)

Various days Starting September 2014

Emergency First Aid at Work

Various days Starting September 2014

First Aid at work

Various days Starting September 2014

Paediatric First Aid

Various days Starting September 2014

Paediatric Emergency First Aid

In addition Beeslack Community High School have a number ongoing courses. Beeslack is fully accessible to wheelchair users. Some classes have restricted numbers of students. For prices and any other information contact Beeslack Community High School Tel: Telephone logo 01968 673 893

Community Learning & Development Opportunities

This offers free courses across Midlothian. Community Learning and Development will be focusing on providing support to those returning to work, practical parenting, classes for the over 50s and ageing well. They also have a range of short courses including CV writing, interview techniques, job-seeking and some qualification courses to enable you to seek work.

For More information contact Kirsty Lamb Tel: Telephone logo 0131 271 4535 or Sharon Dalgleish Tel: Telephone logo 0131 270 5696

Midlothian Adult Learning Partnership

Helping adults to progress through higher education.

Email: Email Logo cld@midlothian.gov.uk

Tel: Telephone logo 0131 271 3625

Progress through Learning Midlothian

Progress through Learning Midlothian offers support to adults in Midlothian who want to go to college or university. It is possible to start your journey today - even with no qualifications.

Tel: Telephone logo 0131 271 3292

Literacy and Numeracy Provision in Midlothian

If you would like to brush up on all aspects of spoken or written English or everyday maths, Community Learning and Development run courses at local venues across Midlothian.

For more information contact Tel: Telephone logo 0131 270 8900 or Tel: Telephone logo 0131 271 3713.

Computing and Training opportunities in Midlothian libraries

All libraries in Midlothian are wheelchair friendly. Midlothian libraries run computer training in friendly groups. If you would like to learn more about computing or feel that you need additional help just to get started, Midlothian Libraries IT Side Kicks are available. You can gain confidence with one-to-one tuition. Ask in your library for more information.

Midlatom representing the letter othian Sciemagnet representing the letter nce FestScience flask representing the letter ival

4th to the 19th October 2014

Science Gala Day: 4th October 2014 10:00 - 16.00, Mayfield Library

Science, fun and activities for all the family

Easter Bush Campus: 4th October 2014 12:00 - 16.00

Open day at The University of Edinburgh’s Easter Bush Campus.

Zorb BallA chance to get inside The Roslin Institute and Veterinary Teaching Buildings and find out more.

Science Alive Gala Day 11th October 2014 Lasswade Centre

Come along to this gala day for fun life science shows and great activities. See live neurosurgery, make DNA jewellery and climb inside a giant zorb ball model of a cell!

Lots of great shows are happening through the day. Make sure you get your tickets in advance on their website for:

The Chemistry Brothers, 12:00

Chocolate Alchemy Workshop, 13:00

Neurotheatre: Live Neurosurgery 14:00

Heaven’s Above: October 19th Rosslyn Chapel 18:30 - 20:30 £2.00 surcharge

Stargazing at Rosslyn Chapel.

This is an exciting astronomy talk with hands-on fun, presented in association with the Royal Observatory of Edinburgh.

The event starts at 18:30 but the end time is dependent on the weather.

This event will be ticketed.

The event is BSL interpreted. The venue has both disabled access and disabled toilets.

For more information visit the midlothiansciencefestival.com/ website (not suitable for the visually impaired) or ask in your local library.

Newbattle Abbey College logoNewbattle

Abbey

College

2014 - 2015 courses

Arts and Humanities Access to HE

  • Full time access course : September 2014 - 2015
  • Offers progression to Higher Education

Celtic studies Access to HE

  • Full time access course : September 2014 - 2015
  • Celtic culture/ History/ Heritage / Gaelic language for new and fluent learners.
  • Offers progression to Higher Education

HNC Social Science

  • Full time access course : September 2014 - 2015
  • Run in Partnership with Queen Margaret University
  • Offers Progression to year 2 in certain Queen Margaret University undergraduate courses

National Certificate (NC) in Rural Skills

  • Full time access course : September 2014 - 2015
  • Run in Partnership with Forestry Commission Scotland
  • Introduction to Gardening and estate maintenance

NC Celtic Studies

  • Full time access course : September 2014 - 2015
  • Celtic culture/ History/ Heritage / Gaelic language for new and fluent learners

Preparation for Further Education Course

  • Short full time course January 2015 - June 2015
  • Offers progression to other College Options

For more information or to apply please contact Newbattle Abbey College

Tel: Telephone logo 0131 663 1921

 

Courses at Edinburgh College

Edinburgh College offer Access and Continuing Education in a diverse range of programmes and support for a wide variety of learners. Whether it’s providing additional support needs, supporting adults who are returning to education, or helping school leavers in the transition to college, Edinburgh College is dedicated to meeting individual support and learning needs.

Edinburgh College deliver a wide range of full-time and part- time courses, designed for people with additional support needs.

These courses are delivered in smaller groups to provide a higher level of individual support. The pace of learning is tailored to make sure it meets the additional support needs of the learner.

Edinburgh College LogoEdinburgh College recognise that, for some classes, extra teaching contact and support can mean everything in providing a positive, supportive, and rewarding learning experience. In these classes, Edinburgh College provide an Additional Support Worker - here to work alongside the lecturer to make sure every individual gets the support they need. This also allows the class to take part in rewarding activities out with the College, as well as allowing technical subjects to be arranged safely.

All Edinburgh College courses provide an opportunity to gain recognised qualifications and valuable experience. There are clear progression routes, whether it’s moving on to another course of study or seeking employment. Many of the courses provide an opportunity to do a work experience placement in an area of choice according to interest and future plans.

Edinburgh College offer a substantial and exciting range of Adult Returners courses. These are designed for you if you’re looking to return to education after a break. The courses will offer you all the support you need to make that link back to education - whatever the reason for your break from education, Edinburgh College is here for you every step of the way.

With Edinburgh College Full Time Access and Continuing Education Courses, you’ll be supported by your dedicated Learning Development Tutor. This person will be your main contact for the duration of your course, here to support you to make sure you’re getting the most out of your time at the College. Edinburgh College also offer a substantial Mental Health Outreach programme. This is available at a number of locations within Edinburgh and the Lothians. Access is typically by direct referral from an appropriate medical practitioner.

Whatever you’re learning and support needs, you’re sure to find a course at Edinburgh College to suit your interests and future plans.

Edinburgh College have four campuses around Edinburgh. Granton Campus is situated in the North of Edinburgh. Milton Road Campus is situated in the East of Edinburgh. Sighthill Campus is situated in the West of Edinburgh and the Midlothian Campus is situated in Hardengreen, Midlothian.

You can study at Edinburgh College in a range of ways. You can study at the College during the day or in the evenings, at home at your own pace, or in a work-based environment.

Full-time

Full-time study of a National Qualification (NQ) and other non-advanced courses generally requires you to attend college approximately 20 hours/3.5 days per week for a year.

Edinburgh College also offer full-time courses starting in January which run for 6 months, as well as some short courses which could run for 8, 10 or 12 weeks.

Full-time study of Higher National Certificate and Diploma (HNC/D) courses requires you to attend college approximately 15 hours/3 days a week. Full-time HNC courses run for one year. Full-time HND courses run for two years starting in August/September and finish in June.

Part-time

Edinburgh College offer a range of part-time advanced, non-advanced and leisure courses. Part-time courses are designed to fit around busy lifestyles and commitments such as work/family. They may be delivered during the day, around school-times or in the evening. Please see the course listing for details.

Most part-time courses start in August/September - however Edinburgh College also offer part-time courses in January and throughout the year.

Evening and Weekend

Edinburgh College evening and leisure courses usually begin in September/October and again in January each year.

The programme covers a wide range of skills and knowledge, from HNC/Ds to short courses in subjects such as computing and foreign languages. Courses can last from one half-day to a weekly class for one year.

Flexible Learning

Flexible and open learning courses allow you to study at a place and pace which suits you. These courses are ideal if you have commitments and are unable to attend college regularly, or if you have been out of formal education for some time. Edinburgh College have a range of flexible learning courses which you can study at home or at one of the Edinburgh College campuses. You can start such a course anytime throughout the year. A tutor will provide regular guidance and support. You may be required to attend college occasionally for practical work or assessments.

Forward Mid have acquired copies of the prospectives for courses at Edinburgh College. The prospectives are in electronic format and include:-

“If you haven’t studied for some considerable time I would suggest trying an NQ Access to Work Course. This will allow you to discover how studying is done now - and in a friendly atmosphere too.” - Iain Tait, former student.

Edinburgh College are currently offering courses on an outreach basis and also offer ECDL distance learning programmes. Study at home with support from a tutor in college is available if you need them. You will only be required to come to the College to sit any tests or exams.

Edinburgh College Outreach Programme Contacts

Course

Further Information

Computing Skills

Mary Bowie
Email: Email Logo Mary.Bowie@edinburghcollege.ac.uk
Tel: Telephone logo 0131 344 7056

Community English for Speakers of Other Languages

Caroline Battes
Email: Email Logo Caroline.Battes@edinburghcollege.ac.uk
Tel: Telephone logo 0131 535 4630

European Computer Driving Licence

Mary Bowie
Email: Email Logo Mary.Bowie@edinburghcollege.ac.uk
Tel: Telephone logo 0131 344 7056

Advanced ECDL

Mary Bowie
Email: Email Logo Mary.Bowie@edinburghcollege.ac.uk
Tel: Telephone logo 0131 344 7056

ECDL Extra - Sighthill

ECDL Extra - Sighthill
Faculty Office Creative Industries
Tel: Telephone logo 0131 535 4750

Contact Edinburgh College for more information
Tel: Telephone logo 0131 669 4400
Email: Email Logo info@edinburghcollege.ac.uk

Courses from LCiL

Living and Work Choices:
LCiL offer free courses and one-to-one support for disabled adults and people with long term conditions living in the Lothians.

LCIL Living and Work choices logoLiving and Work Choices Course – designed and delivered by experienced disabled trainers. This course is all about fulfilling your potential and supporting you to gain confidence and practical skills to achieve your life goals.

Essential Employer Skills Course – this is a three day course, spread out over 2 weeks, that provides disabled employers of PAs with an understanding of the essential responsibilities and roles required of a good employer.

Other courses are also available for disabled people, people with long term conditions and older people.

Confidence Skills Workshops

These workshops are designed to offer people the opportunity to explore the barriers in developing their self-confidence and determine practical methods of addressing these.

Self-Advocacy

  • Help you find out what Self Advocacy means;
  • Help you find out what type of advocacy could be of most use to you;
  • This course would suit disabled people and people with long term conditions who want to speak out for themselves and find out the best way to do this.

I’m Ok!? (Self Esteem)

  • Enable you to explore ways of feeling good about yourself;
  • Identify some of the barriers which might prevent you;
  • This course would suit disabled people and people with long term conditions who would like to find out about what self-esteem is, explore how our self-esteem can be hurt by other people, or things that have happened, and look at ways of feeling better about themselves.

Time to Decide (Being Assertive)

  • Look at ‘What is Assertiveness?’;
  • Gives you a chance to find out how assertive you are and look at ways you can make positive changes;
  • This course would suit disabled people and people with long term conditions who find it difficult to assert themselves and are interested in finding out about how to develop assertiveness skills.

Dealing with Niceness

  • Explore ways of dealing with extreme ‘concern’ from people who want to ‘help’;
  • Enables you to explore and develop your own methods of dealing with these attitudes with the minimum of conflict;
  • This course would suit disabled people and people with long term conditions who want to be able to assert themselves when faced with very ‘helpful’ people.

Managing Conflict

  • Enable you to recognise potential conflict situations;
  • Enable you to develop ways of dealing with potential conflict;
  • This course would suit disabled people and people with long term conditions who are/will be responsible for staff, or who just want to develop assertiveness skills in this area.

Making the Right Connections (Communication Skills)

  • Explore barriers to communication;
  • Enhance existing communication skills;
  • Explore alternative ways of getting your message across;
  • This course would suit disabled people and people with long term conditions who want to find out more about ‘good’ communication and explore some of the barriers.

These courses will be run at regular intervals, dependant on interest – contact the training team for more details. Please also check the news and event section for any upcoming courses.

If you have any specific requirements, or have identified barriers to participating in LCiL training, please let us know and we will be happy to discuss possible solutions.

Lothian Centre for Inclusive Living (LCiL)
Norton Park Centre
57 Albion Road
Edinburgh
EH7 5QY
Tel: Telephone logo 0131 475 2350
Minicom: Image of a textphone or Minicom 0131 475 2463
Fax: fax logo 0131 475 2392

BIG Learning and Development Day

Saturday 6th September 2014, 09:15 - 15:15

The Lasswade Centre

Life long learning logo

Places are limited and booking is essential. If you would like to request a booking form please contact Jill Marsh: Email: Email Logo jill.marsh@midlothian.gov.uk - bookings must be recieved by 15th August 2014.

Morning workshops 1: 09:45 -11:15

You will only be able to attend one of the following workshops in the morning. Please indicate your 1st, 2nd and 3rd choices.

  • Supporting Volunteers - Delivered by Gael Belton
  • Arts and Crafts from recycled materials - Delivered by Marie McFadzean
  • Sign-a-long - Delivered by Heather Brown
  • Smart Board - Delivered by Clare Cameron
  • Literacy Workshop - Delivered by Martin Todd

Morning workshops 2: 11:30 - 13:00

You will be able to attend one of the following workshops in the morning. Please indicate your 1st, 2nd and 3rd choices.

  • Social Media Safety Arts and Crafts - Delivered by Paul Johnson
  • Using Recycled Materials - Delivered by Marie McFadzean
  • Hate and Race - Delivered by Rona Duncan
  • Healthy Living - Delivered by Ramona Kirkness
  • Refreshment for the Mind - Delivered by Ian Tullis

Afternoon Workshops: 13:30 - 15:00

You will be able to attend one of the following workshops in the afternoon. Please indicate your 1st, 2nd and 3rd choices.

  • Second Language Awareness - Delivered by Clare Cameron
  • The Golden rules of Participation - Delivered by Catherine Duns and Gary Fraser
  • Introduction to Leading a Group - Delivered by Nicola Grant
  • Drugs Awareness - Delivered by MYPAS

Midlothian leaf symbolPlease return forms by email or post to:
Jill Marsh
Email: Email Logo jill.marsh@midlothian.gov.uk ,
Newbattle CLC,
67 Gardiner Place,
Newtongrange
EH22 4RT

What’s on for Carers’ at VOCAL Midlothian Carer Centre

TRAINING August – December 2014

Midlothian leaf symbolUnderstanding Dementia

1st Oct – 5th Nov (Wednesdays)

11:00 – 12:30 (followed by a light lunch)

This course aims to provide information on the key aspects of dementia and how it can affect people VOCAL care about and to inform carers about the illness, symptoms and treatments.

WORKSHOPS

Vocal LogoMENTOR – addiction (older carers)

Thursday 11th September 10:00 - 15:00 (lunch included)

To explore the challenges carers have in managing a loved one living with addiction and how to it affects you as a carer.

Energy Workshop

Thursday 23rd October 10:30 - 12:00

Find out more about your bills, meter readings, ways to pay your bills, switching supplier etc.

Self Directed Support (SDS)

October (tbc)

Learn more about Self Directed Support and how it could benefit the person you care for and yourself.

Lgbt charter logoMENTOR – addiction (parent carers)

Wednesday 12th November 10:00 - 15:00 (lunch included)

To explore and gain awareness of drugs & alcohol on young people and how to communicate with them effectively.

Surviving the Festive Period!

6th November & 4th December (2-day workshop) 10:00 - 15:00 (lunch included)

For some this can be the most stressful and saddest time of the year – come and learn some survival hints & tips.

SURGERIES

PQASSO logoWelfare Rights: Weekly on Mondays & Fridays Various times available (1 or 2hr appointments), benefits checks and assistance to complete benefit forms etc.

Power of Attorney: Held monthly. Various times available (30min appointments).Advice on PoA, help to draw up documents and register with the Office of the Public Guardian.

Legal: Held every 2 months. Various times available (30min consultation). Information on wills, trusts and guardianship.

Energy: Held every 1-2 months. Various times available (45min appointments). Help with bills, tariffs and how to get the best deals on your energy.

PEER SUPPORT

Singing Group Term 2

9th Sept – 11th Nov, 10:30 - 12:00 at tbc - carers are lead in fun singing sessions.

NHS LogoParent Carer Coffee Morning, Thursday 4th Sept 10:00 - 12:30 at St. Mungo’s Church Hall, High Street, Penicuik. Enjoy a cuppa with other carers and the chance to try taster sessions.

Christmas Coffee Morning, Thursday 27th Nov 10:00 - 14:00 at Midlothian Carer Centre. Come along, relax and enjoy some time for you before the festive period.

Craft Circle – card making Autumn (tbc) at Midlothian Carer Centre. Come along, relax and enjoy some time for you whilst creating your own cards (no skills required).

Happy to translate logoRecognised Scottish charity – SC020755 Private limited company (Scotland) – SC183050

To book a place on any of the above, please contact Pauline Quinn at VOCAL Midlothian Carer Centre Tel:Telephone logo 0131 663 6869 or email: Email Logo pquinn@vocal.org.uk

Information Hubs for People with Disabilities

Working in partnership with Forward Mid volunteers and local library staff, a library hub/ information point for disabled people has been established in Dalkeith. Further hubs will be placed in Penicuik, Loanhead and Newtongrange Libraries by the end of August.

Forward Mid plan on a future roll out to cover all library locations by the end of the year.

The hubs are physical display stands filled with a wide range of up-to-date, first class information of relevance to disabled people. It is hoped this will enable them to live good lives in and beyond their local communities. This includes information about:

  • Education
  • Support
  • Employment
  • Travel
  • Benefits
  • Advocacy
  • Café Connect/ local activities
  • Welfare Reform
  • Accessible Transport
  • Forward Mid and other local support groups
  • Self- Directed Support….

If need can be identified we may organise some drop in information sessions of a peer support type model - perhaps working in partnership with Local Area Co-ordinators and other relevant Health/Social Care staff.

Disclaimer

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