Carers training

Joining in with our training and workshops is an ideal way for carers to gain knowledge and have fun whilst meeting other carers in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. All the trainers we use are well experienced and are aware of the issues that carers face.

Courses vary and topics include practical help with caring such as Moving and Handling,  Access to Rights and Benefits, and Personalisation. 

They also include training that focusses on carers’ own well being and development, such as Stress Management, Confidence and Assertiveness and Caring with Confidence. We also run 4 or 5-week courses, typically in weekly 2-3 hour sessions, such as Understanding Dementia and Caring for those in the later stages of life.

We even deliver some more leisure based topics such as Aromatherapy, or exploring arts and crafts. We work in partnership with other organisations, and can direct carers to other useful courses, such as the St John Ambulance course on first aid for carers.

Caring with Confidence
To give you the confidence, skills and knowledge to care for yourself and the person you care for.  Topics such as:

  • Good health for carers
  • Stress management
  • Resources
  • Assertiveness
  • Goal planning

November 2013 course postponed until the new year.
More details coming soon…

Caring for Someone with Dementia
For all carers caring for a person with dementia.  5 sessions will include;

  • What is dementia?
  • The ageing senses and dementia,
  • Communication skills
  • Coping strategies
  • Resources

The next caring for someone with dementia course starts next year.
More details coming soon…

Caring for Those in the Later Stages of Life
This is a free 5-week course, next course starting January 2014. It is for anyone caring for a family member or friend living with a life limiting illness. Booking is essential.

Download our information poster below:

“The course helped me appreciate that actually I have been doing quite a good job caring for my mother.”

“It was a great help to me to meet other carers in a relaxed, friendly and safe environment where we could all share our stories.”

Caring for Someone with Anxiety or Depression
A free 4 week course starting in November (2013) for anyone caring for a family member or friend with anxiety or depression in Bristol or South Glos.  Booking is essential.

Download our information poster below: