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Caring Confidently Course

The Caring Confidently course is a 4 week programme developed with and for carers. The course is designed to help increase resilience, improve wellbeing, and develop knowledge and strategies to enable carers to be more resourceful in their caring role.

Carers First are offering the course for carers in the early part of their caring journey, to give the tools to empower carers to live their lives to the fullest whilst also being confident in their caring journey.

The Caring Confidently course will be held quarterly. The sessions will also allow carers to connect with others during a scheduled break to talk in smaller groups using breakout rooms, where carers can share and learn from others experiences.

Caring Confidently is delivered online via Zoom and out in the community in some areas.

Session 1: The caring role

This 1 hour session will introduce carers to Carers First and the caring role. Session topics will include:

  • Introduction to Carers First
  • The caring role: the essentials of caring for someone day-to-day; from medication to emergencies at home
  • Accessing statutory support for carers
  • Balancing the caring role and other commitments
  • Questions taken from the chat function

Session 2: Carer wellbeing

This will be a 1.5 hour session exploring carer wellbeing including:

  • How to build resilience in your caring role
  • What is wellbeing
  • Why it’s important to look after our wellbeing
  • How to improve wellbeing, looking at connections, getting active, eating well, sleep and mindfulness

Session 3: Finance: an introduction

This will be a 1 hour session exploring carer finances including:

  • Welfare Benefits; types, eligibility and how to claim
  • Household finances; council tax, water bills, grants
  • Debt advice
  • NHS continuing healthcare
  • Useful Organisations

Session 4: Significant care

This will be a 1.5 hour long practical support session to support carers to identify early signs of deterioration in the looked after person – specifically, relating to their skin, toilet habits, mobility and levels of confusion.

After each session carers will be emailed a resource booklet relating to the session with local information on support available.

The course is run over 4 consecutive weeks, and we recommend you attend all 4 sessions. The sessions start at 10:30am. 

  • November 2021 : 23, 30 Nov, 7, 14 Dec - Tuesdays at 10:30am
  • February 2022 : 14, 21, 28 Feb, 7 March - Mondays at 10:30am

Spaces are limited so book your place with us. If you are successful in getting a place on the course, you will be informed shortly. If spaces are filled, you will be added to a waiting list and offered the next set of dates in due course.

To find out more, or to register your interest in attending this course, please complete the form below.

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