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:

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

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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.

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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]