Carers Training

Free Courses and Workshops for Carers
Spaces fill up quickly so if you are interested in any of the courses below please get in touch using the contact form on this page.

Carer Courses
Our rolling programme of three tailored courses, is designed to inform and support carers in their role. Each course runs for 5 sessions (2 hours a week) and is in a small group of up to 12 carers. You will learn about the help  and resources available , have the opportunity to share experiences and learn strategies to cope (look after your own wellbeing).  These courses are funded by the NHS as part of their wellbeing services for carers.

Courses:
Caring with confidence
Caring and understanding dementia
BAB well-being for older carers (50+)

Workshops:
First aid training for carers

Caring With Confidence
This course is for anyone who is caring and will help build knowledge in making decisions, working with professionals, getting practical support and looking after yourself.

“I wish I had taken this course years ago to help me cope at a stressful time.”

Thursdays (10:00am to 12:00pm)
Yate Fire Station, Station Road, Yate, Bristol, BS37 4AL
22 September, 29 September, 6 October, 13 October, 20 October 2016

Caring and Understanding Dementia
This course is for anyone caring for someone with dementia and aims to give a better understanding of dementia and its effects. Carers will be enabled to feel more confident in making decisions about their caring role and managing their own health / wellbeing.

“I was informative, reassuring, considerate…but without being about all the problems. It was solutions focussed.”

Fridays (10:30am to 12:30pm)
@symes Community Building, Peterson Avenue, Hartcliffe, Bristol, BS13 0BE
4 November, 11 November, 18 November, 25 November, 2 December 2016

BAB well-being courses for older carers (50+ living in Bristol)
This well-being course is for carers aged 50+ living in the Bristol area. The course will help you look at how to balance your caring role with life, look at reducing the risk of loneliness and isolation, how relaxation techniques can help in times of stress and how to focus on yourself not just the person you care for.

Mondays (1.00pm – 3.00pm)
@symes Community Building, Peterson Avenue, Hartcliffe, Bristol, BS13 0BE
26 September, 3 October, 10 October, 17 October, 24 October 2016

First Aid Training for Carers
Following the popularity of a recent workshop, British Red Cross have kindly offered some additional free sessions. The British Red Cross is inviting Carers to learn simple first aid skills which could make all the difference in an emergency. The course covers common first aid scenarios including what to do if someone is choking, unconscious or bleeding, and how to treat a burn or fracture. It will also help participants spot the warning signs of a heart attack or stroke, and give them the tools to step in and act.

Kathryn Clements, British Red Cross, Says: “This is an opportunity for carers to learn some very simple first aid techniques in just two hours. The idea of the course is to make it extremely accessible so people go away with the basic life-saving skills we all need in our daily lives, and the confidence to put them into practice.”

Monday 19 September 2016 (10am – 12pm)
Barton Hill Settlement, Ducie Road, Bristol, BS5 0AX