Training and Information Sessions

Over 60% of family carers are likely to suffer from back injury as a direct result of poor moving and handling techniques. While care staff are protected by law and entitled to receive training, family carers often do not receive the same protection. The Carers Centre is now offering FREE moving and handling training to family carers.

The Carers Centre are inviting you to attend FREE training sessions in response to Carers interests in the following programmes –  For training events please visit our Event page.

Prepared to Care with Confidence / Caring with Confidence

Starting In November 2017

The programmes will be running  for five or six weeks covering a variety of  information sessions.

Finding your way – An introductory session which welcomes you to the programme.

Caring and Coping – Gives you time and space to look at the emotions involved with care.

Managing Stress Effectively– Relaxation and how not to avoid it. Reiterate the negative effect of stress on you, physically, mentally and how you feel and its impact on your behaviour.

Caring and Communication– Helps you get the best from communicating with professionals and service providers.

Caring day to day – The essentials of caring for someone every day from medication to emergencies.

Caring, Woring & Life– Invites you to take time out and think about how to juggle competing demands and how your caring role fits with other aspects of your life.

To book a place please call Debbie, Debra or Lindsy on 0116 2510 999.  For training events please visit our Event page.

Carers Self Help Group

  • Do you feel you are not listened to?
  • Do you have problems with paperwork?
  • Do you feel you have some skills that might help others?

Come along to this open session, we will listen to your questions and give you advice on what to do.  We meet on a weekly Thursday or Friday.  At The Carers Centre.  From 11am – 1pm.    For more information please contact Debbie or Gill on 0116 2510 999.    For training events please visit our Event page

Information Sessions

Carers Assessment – What is a carers assessment? What can it do for me? How do I get one? How do I prepare for one?

Relaxation – Why it’s important to find time to relax.  Some easy stress busting relaxation exercises.

Open Session – Do you have questions about social care, caring or any other topic related to your caring situation? Come along and talk to our team in an open session.

Personal Independence Payments – What is “PiP” and how do you claim for it? How does it work?

Carers Rights – Does a carer have any rights? If so, what are they and how can carers use them effectively to get the support they need?

Please contact Debbie, Debra or Lindsy to book a place on 0116 2510 999.  For training events please visit our Event page.

City Mental Health Family Carers Group 

The meeting is open to people from the City, who are carers of a person who has a Mental Health disability or needs additional support due to their mental health.  This group will meet up monthly.

For further information, please contact Lindsy or Gill on 0116 2510999.  For full details please visit our Event page.