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Training & Awareness Courses for Carers
It may be that you would like to find out more about a certain topic to support you in your caring role or that you would like to get back into work or even build confidence and try something new. Take a look at some of the free training and awareness opportunities available to you. You can also find online courses available which can be easy to fit in around caring.
Whether the person that you love has just had a diagnosis or you have been caring for someone with dementia for a long time, there is always something new to learn. If you are armed with as much knowledge about dementia as possible it will help those with dementia live a happier life but also make your role as a Carer easier too.
Dementia Carers Count (DCC) is a new delivery partner of Birmingham Carers Hub providing expert advice exclusively to Carers so you can freely and confidentially share your experiences. If you are a Carer registered with Birmingham Carers Hub you can access FREE five different online learning sessions (don’t worry, there’s no test) with an opportunity to chat to other Carers. There are three different face-to-face workshops with lunch included and you can access the Virtual Carers Centre resource any time, day or night.
Online learning sessions can be taken in any order and cover five different themes:
- The brain and dementia
- Coping with changes in behaviour
- Every day challenges to health
- Physical health
- Transitions in to care
The face-to-face workshops will be held 10am until 4pm at a Touchbase Pears Business Centre, 750 Bristol Road, Selly Oak, Birmingham B29 6NA. Carers will have the opportunity to learn at a deeper level, learn new practical skills, make friends and enjoy free lunch and refreshments. Research has shown that the workshops have had a positive impact on Carers and their ability to carry on with their caring role.
- Wednesday 6 July 2022: Caring about Meaningful Activity
- Thursday 15 September 2022: Caring about Stress and Distress
- Tuesday 18 October 2022: Caring about Eating, Drinking and Swallowing Difficulties
How to access Dementia Carers Count
Firstly, you will need to be a Carer registered with Birmingham Carers Hub, secondly you will need to click here and complete a short online registration form. When you have completed this form and created a password, each time you log on to Dementia Carers Counts website you will be able to see what topics you have already covered and book new sessions.
Birmingham City Council in partnership with Birmingham Children’s Trust are providing FREE Carer Aware online training courses. The Carer Aware and Young Carer Aware online training courses have been designed to provide everyone with the knowledge and understanding they need to identify and meet the needs of carers.
Do you know any friends, acquaintances or colleagues who are caring a family member or friend who has an illness, disability, mental health condition or an addiction to alcohol or substances?
This certificated Carer Aware training will help you to develop a better understanding of some of the challenges that Carers face.
If you would like to learn some basic internet skills or you would like to become more confident online, sign up to free lessons for 12 weeks. Equipment will be provided or feel free to bring your own.
If you are interested, or you know another Carer who would benefit, call Lewis on 07726 302 138 or email email@example.com