Courses and workshops

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 use the online contact form or call Pauline Edwards-Samuels on 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 with Confidence for Parent Carers
Caring and Understanding Dementia 

Workshops

First Aid
‘Bristol Meets the World’ Cookery Sessions
Media Training for Carers

Courses

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.

Mondays 1–3pm in Central Bristol
29 October, 5 November, 12 November, 19 November, 26 November 2018

Caring with Confidence for Parent Carers

Similar to our Caring with Confidence Course, this course is about supporting you and giving you confidence in your role as a carer. This course is designed specifically for those who are Parent Carers.

Thursdays 10.30am–12.30pm in Easton
1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd and 29th November 2018

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 gain confidence in making decisions about their caring role and managing their own health and well-being.

Mondays 1pm–3pm in South Gloucestershire
11th, 18th, 25th February and 4th, 11th March 2019

Workshops

First Aid

Would you like to learn some simple first aid or refresh your skills? This free first aid workshop covers scenarios including what to do if someone is choking, unconscious or bleeding, and how to treat a burn or fracture. It will also help carers spot the warning signs of a heart attack or stroke, and give them the tools to step in and act. Kathryn Clements from British Red Cross, says: “You can learn some very simple first aid techniques in just two hours. Carers go away with the basic life-saving skills we all need in our daily lives, and the confidence to put them into practice. It could make all the difference in an emergency.”

Monday 15th October 2018 1–3pm, North Bristol

‘Bristol Meets the World’ Cookery Sessions

These workshops are for carers 50+ in Bristol. If you love food and passionate about cooking or never cooked but fancy giving it a go, this is the workshop for you. You will learn to cook/prepare delicious dishes. The Chefs from different cultural backgrounds will demonstrate how to cook a tasty dish from around the world and then you’ll have the chance to do it yourself.

This is a great opportunity to learn something new, share food stories and further your knowledge about nutrition.

Tuesday 18th September 2018 10.15am–12.15pm, Bedminster Methodist Church
More dates and venues to follow.

Media Training for Carers

We know when you tell your own story in your own words, this is compelling. This workshop is for carers who are willing to talk about what caring is like day-to-day and how it affects you.

We will use this to help raise the profile of carers – to include carers’ voices as case studies on our website, in blogs, and in the media. We are planning a 3 hour workshop, including lunch. This will include:

  • confidence building
  • telling your story
  • getting permission from the person you care for
  • writing letters to the editor
  • doing an interview.

For more information, or to book a place, please contact Caroline McAleese on 0117 958 9989.