Carers Training

All Carers Support Centre courses and workshops for carers are free. Whether caring is a new part of your life or you’ve been caring for a long time, our training will help you develop skills and confidence to support you in your caring role.

For further information and booking please complete the contact form on this page or call: 0117 958 9988.

We have a rolling programme of tailor-made courses, run in partnership with the NHS as part of their wellbeing services. Each course runs for 5 sessions (2 hours a week) in a small group of up to 12 carers. They are designed to inform you about all the help and resources available, give you the opportunity to share experiences, learn coping strategies and look after your own wellbeing.

Our workshops are one-off sessions usually lasting 2 hours.

Courses
Caring with Confidence
Caring and Understanding Dementia

Workshops
Living Well with Dementia
Everyday First Aid
Thinking in Advance and Planning Ahead
Assertiveness Skills for Carers

Caring With Confidence
This course will help you build a better understanding of what services are out there for you. It aims to increase your confidence in making decisions, working with professionals and getting the practical support you need. It also teaches techniques to deal with stress and emphasises the importance of looking after yourself.

Wednesdays 10.30am to 12.30pm in South Glos
28 June, 5 July, 12 July, 19 July, 26 July 2017

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 can feel more confident in making decisions about their caring role and managing their own health and wellbeing.

Tuesdays 6.30 to 8.30pm in Central Bristol
9, 16, 23, 30 May, 6 June 2017

Fridays 10.30am to 12,30pm in East Bristol
29 September, 6, 13, 20, 27 October 2017

Workshops

Living Well with Dementia
Saturday 13 May (9.30am to 2.15pm in Fishponds, includes lunch)
Carers Support Centre in partnership with the Dementia Wellbeing Service is hosting a day of learning, discussion and support about how we can live well with dementia. Open to people with dementia and their carers. Includes,
• information about dementia and questions
• communication strategies
• complementary therapies

Everyday First Aid
Wednesday 28 June (1-3pm in Fishponds)
The British Red Cross are inviting carers to learn simple first aid skills which could make all the difference in an emergency. The workshop 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.

Thinking in Advance and Planning Ahead
Tuesday 19 September (10am – 12noon in Fishponds)
What would happen if the person you care for was no longer able to manage their affairs? Do you know what options there are? Jane Holzgrawe, specialist legal advisor, is facilitating this workshop. She will help carers understand more about Power of Attorney, Advance Directives and Wills.

Assertiveness Skills for Carers
Tuesday 17 October (10am to 1pm in Fishponds)
Carers often find they have to be persistent in getting the support and care they need for the person they care for. This workshop includes how to talk to professionals, exercising your rights as a carer, and how to express yourself in a calm and positive way.

For further information and booking please complete the contact form on this page or call: 0117 958 9988.