Free Training for Carers

Carers Support Centre is running free training for carers this autumn. Three out of five of us will be a carer at some point in our lives, but how many of us know what support is out there, or would even think to ask?

Many carers don’t even see themselves as carers. They feel they are just doing what anyone else would in the same situation; looking after a relative or friend who is ill, frail or disabled. But taking on a caring role can mean facing a life of isolation, frustration, ill health and depression.

Carers Support Centre works locally to support unpaid family carers. Services include a specialist information and advice line; help with forms and accessing local services; counselling; training courses and groups; preparing for hospital discharge; getting a break; and the Carers Emergency Card.

This autumn they are running FREE training courses for carers:

Everyday First Aid – Monday 22 September 10 -12, Fishponds.

If you are caring for someone who has dementia, is elderly, disabled or is affected by mental illness you will know that they are at an increased risk of having a medical emergency. This course can help you to learn simple first aid skills that could help if things suddenly went wrong.

Caring for those in the Later Stages of Life – 5 week course on Wednesdays 1-3pm, Southmead Fire Station (starts Weds 3 Sept). For anyone caring for a family member or friend living with a life limiting illness or near the end of life.

Understanding Dementia – 5 week course on Mondays 1 -3pm, Fishponds (starts Mon 13 Oct). For anyone caring for a family member or friend suffering from dementia.

For more information about training courses or other services contact:

CarersLine: 0117 965 2200

carersline@carerssupportcentre.org.uk

www.carerssupportcentre.org.uk

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