Free training for carers

free trainingCarers Support Centre, a local charity, is offering a variety of FREE tailored training courses and workshops for 2016. The charity helps people who care for someone, whether it is a friend or family member. They offer advice, information and support; as it can often be difficult for carers to know what they are entitled to and what help is out there for them. Their courses are open to anyone caring for a family member or friend in Bristol. They could be looking after someone who is ill, frail, disabled or has mental health or substance misuse problems.

Caring with Confidence
For anyone who is caring: to help build knowledge in making decisions, working with professionals, getting practical support and looking after yourself. Next course starts Wednesday 20 April, 6.30 -8.30pm, for 5 weeks, at Carers Support Centre in Fishponds.

Caring and understanding dementia
Very popular course to give carers a better understanding of the nature and effects of dementia. Next course starts Thursday 9 June, 6.30pm to 8.30pm, for 5 weeks, at Carers Support Centre in Fishponds.

Caring for those in the later stages of life

For those caring for someone with a life-limiting illness. It gives carers a safe space to discuss complex issues.  Next course starts Tuesday 21 June, 1pm to 3pm, at Carers Support Centre in Fishponds.

Well-being courses for older carers

For carers over the age of 50 living in Bristol. This course will help you create a healthy balance between your own life and your caring role, look at reducing the risk of loneliness and isolation, show how relaxation techniques can help in times of stress and how to focus on yourself.

Barton Hill Settlement, 32 Ducie Road, BS4 0AX. 5 weeks on Fridays, 10.30am to 12.30pm, starting Friday 3 June.

Greenway Centre, Doncaster Road, BS10 5PY.  5 weeks on Mondays, 1pm and 3pm, starting Monday 11 July.

Postural care Workshop: Monday 23rd May, 10am and 1pm, Carers Support Centre, Fishponds.

For carers who look after a child who finds it difficult to move or to change position without help. It is really important to protect children as they grow—because this is when they are most vulnerable to their body’s changing shape.

To find out more, call Pauline Edwards-Samuels on 0117 958 9988, or email [email protected]

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