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.

Booking is essential on all our courses.

Current courses

Caring for Those in the Later Stages of Life
Dementia
First aid
Caring with Confidence

 

Caring for Those in the Later Stages of Life
Starts September 2014
At Community Safety Centre
Southmead Fire Station
Southmead Road BS10 5DR

All sessions run from 1-3pm

This is a free 5-week course. It is for anyone caring for a family member or friend living with a life limiting illness.

Wednesday 3rd September: Caring & Me

Wednesday 10th September: Rights & Resources

Wednesday 17th September: Communication Skills

Wednesday 1st October: Loss & Change

Wednesday 8th October: Looking Forward

“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 Dementia
Starts October 2014
At Carers Support Centre, Fishponds
All sessions run from 1-3pm
This is a free 5 week course for those caring for a person with dementia.

Monday 13th October: What is dementia?

Monday 20th October: Communication & engagement skills

Monday 27th October: Resources for people with dementia & their carers

Monday 3rd November: Coping strategies & stress management

Monday 10th November: Coping strategies stress management

First aid course
Starts September 2014
At Carers Support Centre, Fishponds
Session runs from 10am – 12 noon

For those who are caring for someone who has dementia, is elderly, disabled or
is affected by drug or alcohol misuse or mental illness you will know that they are at an increased risk of having a medical emergency.
This free course is run by the BritishRedCross where they will teach you a few simple first aid skills

Caring with Confidence
Starts November 2014
At Carers Support Centre, Fishponds
All sessions run from 1-3pm

This is a free 5 week course for those caring for a family member or friend in Bristol or South Glos. This course gives carers the knowledge they need to get the right support in place.

A ‘groupwork’ approach is used, which encourages carers to share experiences, knowledge and skills. Practical techniques are also used, such as weekly goal planning and problem solving.

Thursday 13th November: Juggling life & caring

Thursday 20th November: Stress management & relaxation

Thursday 27th November: Good health for carers

Thursday 4th December: Rights & resources

Thursday 11th December: Effective communication

“I wish I’d taken this course years ago to enable me to cope at stressful times”