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. You can download our 2015 Training Leaflet here:


Current courses

Caring for Those in the Later Stages of Life
Caring with Confidence

Caring for Those in the Later Stages of Life
Thursdays (10.30am to 12.30pm) at
Carers Support Centre, Vassall Centre, Gill Ave, Fishponds, Bristol, BS162QQ
16 April, 23 April, 30 April, 7 May, 14 May 2015

Mondays (1pm to 3pm) venue to be confirmed
19 October, 26 October, 2 November, 9 November, 16 November 2015

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

“It was lovely to spend time (and a few
tears and a lot of laughs) with other carers
who really know what it’s like. I dread to
think what would have happened if I had
not come.”

“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
This is a very popular course for carers who look after someone with dementia, which helps carers understand dementia and its effects.

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

Thursdays (1pm to 3pm) at
Carers Support Centre, Vassall Centre, Gill Ave, Fishponds, Bristol, BS162QQ
15 January, 22 January, 29 January, 5 February, 12 February 2015

Fridays (10.30am to 12.30pm)  venue to be confirmed
13 November, 20 November, 27 November, 4 December, 11 December 2015,

Caring with Confidence

This course is for anyone who is caring and will help build knowledge and confidence 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 stressful times.”

Mondays (1pm to 3pm) at
Carers Support Centre, Vassall Centre, Gill Ave,Fishponds, Bristol, BS162QQ
23 February, 2 March, 9 March, 16 March,23 March 2015

Thursdays (10.30am to 12.30pm)
venue to be confirmed: 4 June, 11 June, 18 June, 25 June, 2 July 2015

Fridays (10.30am to 12.30pm)
venue to be confirmed: 25 September, 2 October, 9 October, 16 October, 23 October 2015