Improve your skills and learn new ones

Nobody gives you a manual when you start caring and you can’t predict how you might feel as time goes on. We offer workshops to improve your skills and learn new ones. Recent courses held include:

Improve your skills and learn new ones

Nobody gives you a manual when you start caring and you can’t predict how you might feel as time goes on. We offer workshops to improve your skills and learn new ones. Recent courses held include:

Finding your way - an introduction to Caring

Caring for your loved one is possibly one of the most difficult roles you have taken on – there’s no job description, set hours or Manual you can follow.
If you are newly registered, why not come along to our Carer Advice Centre for a coffee and chat about how we can help you

Tuesdays 22 November 2022 or 21 March 2023 at 10.30am
Wednesday 25 January 2023 at 1.30pm

Zoom sessions will also be offered, dates and times tbc

Caring day to day

Join us in a series of workshops where we answer some of your questions and help build your care skills with time, coffee and chat with other carers.

To register your interest contact Lynne on 01895 811206 or [email protected]

First Aid
Tuesday 18 October 10am-12:30pm, Uxbridge

Learn the basics to help you and your family around the home.  This session will cover basic life support and using a defibrillator, dealing with head injuries and burns as well as helping you decide when you need to go to the GP or A&E.

Hillingdon Adult Services – how to navigate you way around social care
Tuesday 8 November 2-3:30pm, Northwood
Monday 6 March 2023 10:30-11:30am, Uxbridge

Find out how you seek help from Adult Social Care e.g equipment, paid carers in the home or respite care.  We will also touch upon what you might expect from paid carers coming into your home with time for Q&A.

Managing medications
Hayes Spring 2023

This session will help you better understand the role of your local Pharmacist and how they can help you.  Learn about safekeeping and administering of medication – how to organise medicines and ensure they are taken

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Are you preparing to care for someone towards the end of their life?

We know you will be experiencing a whole range of emotions and are unsure of what happens next.  You might be caring for someone who has a critical diagnosis or is naturally nearing the end of their life and want to know what the future might hold and how to deal with it.

We are offerring three workshops, delivered over Zoom by skilled health professionals, to help you learn about end of life care, the stages of grief, coping techniques and where to access professional support.  we will provide the practical things you need to know and the chance to discuss your feelings.

  • Understanding palliative care
    Wednesday 26 October 2-4pm over zoom
    Covering the practical things you need to know, providing the chance to discuss your feelings and helping you to start planning for what happens next.

  • Caring for a loved one in the home at the end of their life
    Wednesday 2 November 2-4pm over zoom
    Offering practical skills you will need to care at home and advice on when to seek help.  Also offering emotional support and onward referral to longer-term support if needed.

  • Dealing with death
    Wednesday 9 November 2-4pm over zoom
    We will offer you strategies to cope with the emotions you will face as well as focus on the practical actions you will need to take.

When caring ends - former carer cafes

We recognise how devastating it is losing the person you care for and want to offer help where we can. Following conversations with carers we have responded to your requests and offer Cafes for former carers. This takes place as follows:

Uxbridge – second Wednesday of the month, 1.30-3:00pm

Organised Visits to places of interest within the Borough.

“It was good opportunity to learn, speak to others in a similar position and make me think of things I hadn’t broached before”

To discuss which session(s) best suit you or register your interest

please call 01895 811206 or email [email protected]

Looking after your back

Help the person you care for maintain mobility whilst reducing the risk of injury to yourself.

Basic first aid

Learn the basics to help you and your family around the home. Covers basic life support and using a defibrillator, dealing with head injuries and burns.

Care skills for carers

Practical information e.g. understanding medications, having the confidence to deliver personal care, and recognising when the person you care for might not be well

Computer courses

Regular courses for all abilities. Learn how to use email, book a doctor’s appointment, shop online or update your Microsoft skills.

Health MOT days

Come along and chat with various organisations to gain information and advice on ways to support you and your loved ones.

Learning Carers Trust

Testimonial

Having time away from the day-to-day and spending time with like-minded people with advice and tips on what I’m experiencing with caring was excellent.

Learning Carers Trust

Testimonial

Having time away from the day-to-day and spending time with like-minded people with advice and tips on what I’m experiencing with caring was excellent.

We also run discussion courses and workshops to help you cope with your caring:

Managing me

5 week course helping you manage day-to day stresses, sleep patterns, worries and moods as well as increase your motivation and confidence.

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Managing behaviour that challenges workshop

Explore what is challenging behaviour, how to identify it and develop positive support strategies.

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Understanding depression workshop

How it is diagnosed, how it affects us differently and ways of managing depression whether in ourselves or the person we care for.

We also run discussion courses and workshops to help you cope with your caring:

Managing me

5 week course helping you manage day-to day stresses, sleep patterns, worries and moods as well as increase your motivation and confidence.

Managing behaviour that challenges workshop

Explore what is challenging behaviour, how to identify it and develop positive support strategies.

Understanding depression workshop

How it is diagnosed, how it affects us differently and ways of managing depression whether in ourselves or the person we care for.

Testimonial

When we first met we were all lacking confidence, barely coping, isolated and anxious. Looking around at us today bonded, much more confident with coping strategies and a support network

Testimonial

When we first met we were all lacking confidence, barely coping, isolated and anxious. Looking around at us today bonded, much more confident with coping strategies and a support network

For Dementia carers: Caring with Confidence

Caring with Confidence is a six week course, in partnership with Harlington Hospice, for the carers of people with dementia. The carer has the opportunity to be with other carers, share their experiences and gain practical advice and emotional support. The person they care for can attend Harlington Hospice’s Day Centre where they can take part in activities and have one-to-one support from staff and volunteers.

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For Dementia carers: Caring with Confidence

Caring with Confidence is a six week course, in partnership with Harlington Hospice, for the carers of people with dementia. The carer has the opportunity to be with other carers, share their experiences and gain practical advice and emotional support. The person they care for can attend Harlington Hospice’s Day Centre where they can take part in activities and have one-to-one support from staff and volunteers.

Call 01895 811206 or email: [email protected]

Call 01895 811206 or email: [email protected]