Training for carers
The purpose of this factsheet is to inform carers of training and practical sources of support available to them.
The benefits of training and practical support for carers
Caring for a family member or friend can be a rewarding and fulfilling experience. However, it can also present challenges especially when faced with new situations.
Most carers need help and advice at some point so that the best of care can continue to be given. Information and training are essential when caring for someone. There are many places in the community where this information and details of training can be found: GP’s surgeries, local hospitals and clinics, libraries, local and national supportive organisations and information help lines such as Help & Care, or Adult Social Services offices. Below are listed some of the organisations offering local training, information and advice.
Furthermore, trained professionals and condition specific organisations offer practical support, for example, a nurse can offer training on the attachment of a catheter bag, inhaler techniques, pressure area care etc.; occupational therapists can provide practical training on safe moving and handling; health visitors can provide information on specific conditions and coping mechanisms; and a condition specific voluntary organisation, such as Diabetes UK, can provide specialist advice.
Training workshops for Carers
Carers’ courses in Bournemouth, Poole & Dorset
Contact the Carers Team 01202 458204 for details of courses throughout Bournemouth and Poole, and to book a place. If you live in Dorset call Dorset Direct on 01305 221016 Further details are available on the pan-Dorset Adult Social Care website