Support and awareness for care givers
Caregiving involves assisting with meals; personal care; and transportation. It is the provision of care for the physical and emotional needs of a family member or a friend.
This free online caregiver course by Wiltshire Training focuses on the basic legal and ethical issues of providing care and will help you develop your knowledge and skills further when caring for someone at home.
The course is set over 6 x1hr sessions on the following areas-
13th Nov 16:30-17:30 Session 1- Caring in an individual’s home
This session will introduce the context of the course, give you a chance to discuss your own needs and acknowledge the amazing work that a caregiver is doing. Included will also be signposting to relevant services for further support and an opportunity to network.
14th Nov 16:30-17:30 Session 2- Dementia awareness
Providing care for people with dementia has unique requirements and challenges. In this course, you will learn about dementia as an illness, what you could expect and how to provide support for your family member/ friend.
15th Jan 16:30-17:30 Session 3- Autism and communication
This session explores communication, potential differences, styles and preferences for autistic people. Learners will be able to better recognise the impact of these differences aiming to reduce barriers to successful communication.
16th Nov 16:30-17:30 Session 4- Assessing care needs
This session looks at an individual’s care needs and how to help or support them. It includes pain management, sleep, pressure/ skin care and signposting to further support and guidance.
17th Nov 16:30-17:30 Session 5- Looking after your own wellbeing
Feelings of stress and anxiety are commonplace occurrences in the majority of people’s lives, due to the pressures or difficult situations we can find ourselves facing. In these times it is more important than ever to protect our mental wellbeing. This session will build an understanding of what stress and anxiety is and what activities will help to alleviate the symptoms.
20th Nov 16:30-17:30 Session 6- Safeguarding yourself
Safeguarding means protecting a person’s right to live in safely, free from abuse and neglect. This session aims to give caregivers’ guidance of how to avoid situations which may inadvertently lead to undue allegations of inappropriate conduct in relation to safeguarding.